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The Counting-Out Rhymes of Children: Their Antiquity, Origin and Wide ...
Henry Carrington Bolton
No preview available - 2014
A. J. Ellis acht allalong American children apple barfuss bibbity biberte Bicke Bobtail vinegar bona boys buck buckle my shoe Butter cast lots child cleromancy Compare Rhyme Conn counting counting-out rhymes crackabone customs deena deux Dick divination doggerels drei Dunger Dutch Eena Eeny eggs eleven Engelland England English flew Folk-lore formula fünf geht German girl Group Hartford Harum Haus Hickory Hollow-bone ickery Irish Mary Kamin Kommt Kuchen Lady Fisher limber lock M. H. Mag meena meeny Meier Merry goes mijn minty miny monkey mony muss naus neun Nicholas John nigger North Germany Notes and Queries Nursery Rhymes O-U-T spells One-ery pebble puff raus repeated rhabdomancy Rhapsodomancy Rochholz scarum Scheune Schleswig-Holstein Schwaben Scotland sechs sieben Simrock sortilege spells out goes Stick stry Switzerland Translation trois twaddleum twenty-one two-ery Variation viel vier Vloten wack words zwei
Page 31 - For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
Page 92 - One, two, Buckle my shoe; Three, four, Shut the door; Five, six, Pick up sticks; Seven, eight, Lay them straight; Nine, ten, A good fat hen; Eleven, twelve, Who will delve?
Page 28 - And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us.
Page 27 - The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Page 7 - 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 35 - And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And they gave forth. their lots ; and the lot fell upon Matthias ; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Page 102 - Three geese in a flock, One flew east and one flew west, One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
Page 115 - Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, The mouse ran down. Hickory dickory dock.