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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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Rambles, by Patricius Walker

William Allingham - 1873
...runs thus : — 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. Many people, by the bye, forget certain effects of the great change in the English calendar made in...
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Rambles

Patricius Walker, William Allingham - 1873 - 345 pagine
...runs thus : — 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. Many people, by the bye, forget certain effects of the great change in the English calendar made in...
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Proverbial folk-lore, by the author of Songs of solace

Proverbial folk-lore - 1874
...up, and then the weather cleared up ; leaving St. Swithun with the reputation of a very rainy saint. St. Swithun's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days...When the wind's in the South The rain's in its mouth. And this reminds of the Fisherman's maxims. When the wind's in the North You need not go forth. When...
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All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal, Volume 13;Volume 33

1875
...memorandum by Mr. Douce; "I have heard these lines," he says, " upon St. Swithin's day : — 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 no mail." Ben Jonson, in Every Man oat of...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Surrey, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight

John Murray (Firm), Richard John King - 1876 - 465 pagine
..."twice rWenty days shall clouds their fleeces drain ;" or, as the old rhyme ran : " St. Swithun's duy, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain ; St Swithun's day, if thou be fair, For forty daye 'twill rain na mair." July, however, has its "weather saints" in the calendars of France and Belgium,...
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Handbook to the Cathedrals of England: Southern division, Parte 1

Richard John King - 1876 - 790 pagine
...translation (July 15) indicated, according to the old rhyme, what it would be for the next forty days : — " St. Swithun's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain ; St. Swithun's day, if 1 1011 be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." June and July, however, have their weather saints...
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Handbook to the Cathedrals of England: Southern Division : with ..., Parte 1

Richard John King - 1876 - 790 pagine
...translation (July 15) indicated, according to the old rhyme, what it would be for the next forty days : — " St Swithun's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain ; St. Swithun'a day, it't!iou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain ua mair." June and July, however, have...
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The Folk-lore of China: And Its Affinities with that of the Aryan and ...

Nicholas Belfield Dennys - 1876 - 156 pagine
...have a sort of "St. Swithin's Day." t Our own popular rhyme is sufficiently well known St. Swithin's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain; St. Swithiu's day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain nae mair : and I need not more particularly...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Surrey, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight

John Murray (Firm), Richard John King - 1876 - 465 pagine
...old rhyme ran : " St. Swithun's day, if thou dost rain, Fur forty days it will remain ; St. Swithun'b day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." July, however, has its "weather saints" in the calendars of France and Belgium, as well as in that...
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Winchester, Salisbury, Exeter, Wells

Richard John King - 1876
...indicated, according to the old rhyme, what it would be for the next forty days : — " St. Swithun 's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain ; St. Swithun 's day, if tiiou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." June and July, however, have...
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