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" Happy is the bride that the sun shines on ; happy is the corpse that the rain rains on. "
The proverbs of Scotland, collected and arranged, with notes by A. Hislop - Pagina 112
di Alexander Hislop (publisher) - 1870
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A Provincial Glossary: With a Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular ...

Francis Grose - 1811 - 304 pagine
...or sick, relaxed and flaccid. is also esteemed a good sign if it rains whilst a corpse is burying: " Happy is the bride that the sun shines on; " " Happy is the corpse that the rain rains on." To break a looking glass is extremely unlucky; the party to whom it belongs will lose his best friend....
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Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural, Artificial, and Historical, Volume 2

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1822
...sun shine on a married couple, or if it rains when a corpse is burying. According to the old distich, Happy is the bride that the sun shines on, Happy is the corpse that the rain rains on. The unlucky omens in England are, to see one magpie, and then more; to kill a magpie is a terrible...
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The Brighton magazine, Volume 1

1822
...if it rains when a corpse is burying, or on its way to the churchyard. Whence the old distich : — Happy is the bride that the sun shines on ; Happy is the corpse that the rain raius on. On Friday peat should never be digged ; nor should the sheep on a farm be counted. In the...
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Select Proverbs of All Nations: Illustrated with Notes and Comments. To ...

John Wade - 1824 - 215 pagine
...after having been married. It is also esteemed a good sign if it rains whilst a corpse is burying. " Happy is the bride that the sun shines on ; Happy is the corpse that the rain rains on." If in a family the youngest daughter should be married before her elder sisters, they must all dance...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 11

1826
...shines on a married couple, or if it rains when a corpse is hurying. According to the old distich, " Happy is the bride that the sun shines on, Happy is the corpse that the rain rains on." The unlucky omens in England are, to see one magpye, and then more ; to kill a magpye, is a terrible...
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The Rivals: Tracy's Ambition, Volume 1

Gerald Griffin - 1830
...hitherto never heard called in question. " Wisha, then, I don't know, sir, only as they say, that " Why ?" Happy is the bride that the sun shines on, Happy is the corpse that the rain rains upon. a The ould women would tell you a story, as long as to, <Jay an' to-morrow, about that very thing,...
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The Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 9

1821
...sun shine on a married couple, or if it rains when a corpse is burying. According to the old diatich, Happy is the bride that the Sun shines on, Happy is the corpse that the rain rains on. The unlucky omens in England are, to see one magpie, and then more ; to kill a magpie is a terrible...
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Scottish proverbs, collected and arranged by A. Henderson

Scottish proverbs - 1832
...Happy go lucky. Happy man be his dool. Happy man, happy kevel. Hair and hair make the carl's head bare. Happy is the bride that the sun shines on ; Happy is the corpse that the rain rains on. Hardships seldom come single. Hearken to the hinderend, after comes not yet. Haud your hand, your father...
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Edith Vernon: Or, Crime and Retribution. A Tragic Story of New England ...

Francis Alexander Durivage - 1845 - 52 pagine
...omen, superstitious as he was, and a belief in omens was a weakness he acknowledged. He forgot that, ' Happy is the bride that the sun shines on, Happy is the corpse that the rain rains on. 1 If he felt any lurking gloom, the appearance of the old Folly would have dispelled it all. The servants...
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The rivals. Tracy's ambition. By the author of 'The collegians'. by G. Griffin

Gerald Griffin - 1857
...hitherto never heard calk-d in question. " WLsha, then, I don't know, sir, only as they say, that — ' Happy is the bride that the sun shines on, Happy is the corpse that the rain rains upon.' The ould women would tell you a story as long as to-day an' to-morrow, about that very thing,...
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