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What They Say in New England - A Book of Signs, Sayings, and Superstitions
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What They Say in New England; A Book of Signs, Sayings, and Superstitions
Clifton 1865-1940 Johnson, Comp
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baby's bad luck barn bean Billy Boy bite pig black cat blow Boy number burn catch charming Billy child comes crotch crows cure Devil dog won't bite door dream father finger fire fishbone four-leaf clover frogs geese ghost girl give goin ground hair hand Harry Wright head hear home an hour jingle keep killed little pig says little red hen lived look Lord Lovell marry midnight milk moon morning mother never nigger night old fox pail person pick piggy won't jump pull rain Rarefala rhyme rooster says the little sleep snake Sneeze soon Spell stile stinger storm story sure tail cut tell there's thing thistles thought throw toad told turn wart wear weather white horse whooping-cough wind wish witch witch-hazel woman word young
Page 152 - A SWARM of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly.
Page 70 - Star light, star bright, First star I see to-night, I wish I may, I wish I might Have the wish I wish to-night.
Page 50 - One, I love, Two, I love, Three, I love, I say, Four, I love with all my heart, And five, I cast away ; Six, he loves, Seven, she loves, Eight, they both love ; Nine, he comes, Ten, he tarries, Eleven, he courts, Twelve, he marries ; Thirteen wishes, Fourteen kisses, All the rest little witches.
Page 49 - Monday's child is fair of face/ Tuesday's child is full of grace/ Wednesday's child is full of woe/ Thursday's child has far to go/ Friday's child is loving and giving/ Saturday's child works hard for a living/ But the child that is born on the Sabbath Day/ Is bonny, and blithe, and good, and gay.
Page 167 - Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, in gifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb, see that thou, in sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles, thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb.
Page 198 - Rope, rope, hang butcher! Butcher won't kill ox; Ox won't drink water: Water won't quench fire; Fire won't burn stick; Stick won't beat dog; Dog won't bite pig; Pig won't get over the stile, And I shan't get home to-night.
Page 159 - Did you ever tell a lie? Yes, you did, you know you did, You stole your mother's teapot lid.