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" ST. Swithin's day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's day if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair. "
Proverbial Folk-lore - Pagina 25
di Alan Benjamin Cheales - 1875 - 173 pagine
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of mr ..., Volume 1

John Brand - 1849
...These lines upon St. Swithin's Day are still common in many parts of the country : " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's Day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." There is an old saying, that when...
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Notes and Queries

1911
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Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly ..., Volume 1

John Brand - 1853 - 499 pagine
...These lines upon St. Swithin's Day are still common in many parts of the country : " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's Day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." 1 A pleasant writer in the World,...
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The Treasury of Knowledge and Library Reference

Samuel Maunder - 1853
...FORTY DAYS AFTER. " St. Swithin's day, if then dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." In Brand's Popular Antiquities there is a statement to the following purport : — In the year 865,...
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The Etymological Compendium: Or, Portfolio of Origins and Inventions

William Pulleyn - 1853 - 443 pagine
...whistle ! " IF IT RAINS ON ST. SWITHIN'S DAT, THERE WILL BE RAIN FOB FORTY DAYS AFTER. " St. Swithin's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Switnin's day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." In Brand's Popular Antiquities...
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Things not generally known, familiarly explained

John Timbs - 1856 - 247 pagine
...drain, And wash the pavements with incessant rain." There is also an old proverb : " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's Day if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." There is a quaint saying, that...
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A Popular History of England

Mrs. Thomas Geldart - 1860 - 275 pagine
...used : — " Saint Swithin's day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : Saint Swithin's day if thou be fair For forty days 'twill rain na mair." |iftlf. The Story of a Book— Illuminated Manuscripts— Early troubles of the new made King— Story...
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Gloucester Fragments, Volumi 1-2

John Earle - 1861 - 116 pagine
...mind, Nor Paul nor Swithin rule the clouds and wind." From Brand's Popular Antiquities. " St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain ; St. Swithin's day if thou be fair, For forty days 't will rain na mair." Note. — The reader who desires...
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Black's Guide to the South-eastern Counties of England: Hampshire and the ...

1861 - 554 pagine
...Cathedral was delayed by forty days of incessant rain, hence the popular superstition that " St. Swithin's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain; St. Swithin's day, if thou be fair, For forty days 't will rain na niair." Bo Gay sings, in his Trivia:—...
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Predictions Realized in Modern Times

John Timbs - 1862 - 276 pagine
...speculative day in the year is St. Swithin's fay, July 15. The old weather proverb runs : " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's Day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." The legend runs, that Swithin,...
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