Sagen, Gebräuche und Märchen aus Westfalen: und einigen andern, besonders den angrenzenden Gegenden Norddeutschlands, Volume 2

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F. A. Brockhaus, 1859 - Folklore

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Page 46 - Two Hazel Nuts I threw into the Flame, And to each Nut I gave a Sweet-heart's Name. This with the loudest Bounce me sore amaz'd, That in a Flame of brightest Colour blaz'd. As blaz'd the Nut, so may thy Passion grow, For 'twas thy Nut that did so brightly glow.
Page 109 - Here's to thee, old apple-tree, Whence thou mayst bud, and whence thou mayst blow ! And whence thou mayst bear apples enow ! Hats full! caps full! Bushel — bushel — sacks full, And my pockets full too ! Huzza...
Page 109 - ... each tree, pronounce these words-~ " ' Stand fast root ; bear well top ; God send us a youling sop, Every twig apple big, Every bough apple enow.
Page 138 - Pro fidei divinae integritate servanda recolat lector quod, cum hoc anno in Laodonia pestis grassaretur in pecudes annenti, quam vocant usitate Lungessouth, quidam bestiales, habitu claustrales non animo, docebant idiotas patriae ignem confrictione de lignis^ educere et simulachrum Priapi statuere, et per haec bestiis succurrere.
Page 143 - They have an ancient custom at Coleshill, in the county of Warwick, that if the young men of the town can catch a hare, and bring it to the parson of the paiish before ten o'clock on Easter Monday, the parson is bound to give them a calve 's head, and a hundred eggs for their breakfast, and a groat in money.* HIDING THE BLACK LAD.
Page 130 - an ensign made of a piece of a baker's mawkin fixed upon a broomstaff,' and making orations of nonsense to the people. Perhaps this custom may have been of a similar nature and design to one practised in France on Ash Wednesday. The people there ' carry an effigy, similar to our Guy Fawkes, round the adjacent villages, and collect money for his funeral, as this day, according to their creed, is the burial of good living. After sundry absurd mummeries, the corpse is deposited in the earth.'* In the...
Page 105 - A portion of the old clog of the preceding year is sometimes saved to light up the new block at the next Christmas, and to preserve the family from harm in the meantime.
Page 107 - Then comes the day wherein the Lorde did bring his birth to passe ; Whereas at midnight up they rise, and every man to Masse. This time so holy counted is, that divers earnestly Do...
Page 140 - ... and which they had stolen from the boys; while in another part of the village the boys were burning what they called an "ivy girl," which they had stolen from the girls.
Page 105 - Glossary," that in farm-houses in the north, the servants lay by a large knotty block for their Christmas fire, and during the time it lasts they are entitled, by custom, to ale at their meals.

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