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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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County Folk-lore: no. 6. Northumberland

Folklore Society (Great Britain) - 1904
...frights the cuckoo away. In July some reap rye; In August if one will not the other must. 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. No tempest, good July ; less corn...
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Saints and Festivals of the Christian Church

H. Pomeroy Brewster - 1904 - 558 pagine
...the (then) new Cathedral where they now remain. It is said the oldtime quartrain : " 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 nae mair." originated from the eaves dripping...
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The Cathedrals of England: An Account of Some of Their Distinguishing ...

Mary Jane Howland Taber - 1904 - 287 pagine
...succeeded by many more of the same kind, and St. Swithin became a weather prophet: " 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." Bishop JValkelin (i. 1070, d. 1087),...
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Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore ..., Volume 2

John Brand, Henry Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt - 1905
...dog-star in her train, St. James gives oisters, and St. Swithin rain." Churchill •" 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." Old Proverb. July the 4th, the...
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An English Honeymoon

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton - 1908 - 305 pagine
...to-day." We may be reasonably sure of good weather, for according to the old rhyme— " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain: St. Swithin's Day, if thou be f aire For forty days 'twill rain nae maire." We find it easy to believe...
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Shu to Tom

1911
...taken as indicating that the well-known weather myth contained in the doggrc! lines — 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 — had already, in the I2th century,...
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A Medley of Weather Lore

M. E. S. Wright - 1913 - 144 pagine
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Mechanics of Written English: A Drill in the Use of Caps and Points Through ...

Jean Sherwood Rankin - 1917 - 167 pagine
...she said, "And you shall have some nice new hay, If you'll quietly let me milk away." 8 St. Swithin's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain; St. Swithin's day, if thou be fair, 8 Needles and pins, needles and pins, When a man marries, his trouble...
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The Volta Review, Volume 20

1918
...head." "Rainbow in the morning. Sailors take warning. Rainbow at night, Sailors delight." "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 пае mair." St. Svvithins, or Swithin,...
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The Boyd Smith Mother Goose

Lawrence Elmendorf - 1919 - 223 pagine
...you'll have good luck ; See a pin and let it lay, Bad luck you'll have all the day. H 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. " Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse...
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