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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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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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English history [an enlarged ed. of Outlines of English history] by H. Ince ...

Henry Ince - 1864
...rain fell, it was formerly said it was the christening of the apples ; and the proverb has it — " St. Swithun's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days...thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." This well known tradition had its origin in the attempt to remove his remains on July 15, a century...
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