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Avert the bad baby baby's black cat blow bride brings bad luck brings good luck broom burn bury causes bad luck Central Kentucky Negroes chicken child cold color comb coming corn count cross cure dark door dress drop eggs falls finger fire fish foot Friday girl goitre gray horse hair hand head hoodoo itches keep kill kiss letter look Louisville Negroes lover luck Mountains luck to dream marriage marry mirror Monday moon morning nails neck never night nine North-eastern Kentucky nose person pick piece plant rain redbird rheumatism ring ringworm rooster crows shoe sign of death sleep snake sneeze snow someone Southern Kentucky spider spit spring stick Sunday superstitions sweetheart teeth throw toad tree turn unlucky walk wear weather wedding Western Kentucky winter wish witches woman
Page 206 - Monday's child is fair of face Tuesday's child is full of grace Wednesday's child is loving and giving Thursday's child works hard for...
Page 25 - 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 95 - And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live : yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.
Page 92 - Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for danger; Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger; Sneeze on Wednesday, sneeze for a letter; Sneeze on Thursday, something better; Sneeze on Friday, sneeze for sorrow; Sneeze on Saturday, your sweetheart tomorrow. Sneeze on Sunday, your safety seek, For the devil will chase you the rest of the week.
Page 273 - Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home ; Your house is on fire, your children will burn " ? What answer did ladybird make?
Page 213 - The fair maid who, the first of May, Goes to the fields at break of day, And washes in dew from the hawthorn-tree, • Will ever after handsome be " ; milk, and whey, as a wash for the complexion of rustic maids.
Page 254 - One white foot, buy him ; Two white feet, try him ; Three white feet, deny him ; Four white feet and a white nose, Strip off his hide and give him to the crows.
Page 282 - ... mice cry loudly at night." Here is one with inter-state jurisdiction : "To kill a toad will cause rain." I can vouch for that absolutely; it was true in Massachusetts as far back as 1888. Nobody ever killed a toad then without at least a shower, within a week or two. Tom Sawyer never knew this one : "If you are troubled by witches, it is a good plan to sleep with a meal sifter over the face. When the witches come to worry you, they are compelled to pass back and forth through every mesh. By this...
Page 216 - A swarm of bees in May, is worth a ton of hay. A swarm of bees in June, is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July, isn't worth a fly.