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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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The Leisure Hour, Volumi 1253-1305

William Haig Miller, James Macaulay, William Stevens - 1876
...general weather experienced throughout that week is no bad index to that of the future. " 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 nac mair." " If St. Sivithin greets, the...
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One hour's reading: remarkable customs, seaons and holidays, epithets and ...

William Tegg - 1877 - 316 pagine
...whistle \ " IF IT RAINS ON ST. SWITHIN'S DAY, THERE WILL BE RAIN FOR FORTY DAYS AFTER. " 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." In Brand's " Popular Antiquities...
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Mother Goose's Melodies, Or, Songs for the Nursery

1878 - 189 pagine
...miles or more. St. Swithin's day, if thou dost rain,108 For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair. Saw ye aught of my love a-coming from the market? A peck of meal upon her back, A babby in her basket...
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English folk-lore

Thomas Firminger Thiselton- Dyer - 1878
...only by common people, but by those who lay claim to a fair amount of education : — " 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." With respect to this superstition,...
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Stories of the Cathedral Cities of England

Emma Marshall - 1879 - 335 pagine
...to it, and so does Churchill ; but the most familiar proverb is the following : — " 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." So much for the legend of St....
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Thoughts in my garden, ed. by E. Yates, with notes by the ed. and ..., Volume 1

Edward James Mortimer Collins - 1880
...are very valueless. There is the old saw of the good Bishop Swithin of Winchester: ' 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.' St. Swithin was the clearest of...
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Thoughts in My Garden, Volume 1

Mortimer Collins - 1880
...are very valueless. There is the old saw of the good Bishop Swithin of Winchester : ' 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.' St. Swithin was the clearest of...
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Guide to Winchester cathedral, the college, St. Cross, &c

Winchester cathedral - 1881
...the inside of the Church was delayed for forty days by continual rain : hence the rhyme : — ' SL Swithun's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain ; . St. Swithun's day, if thou be faire, For forty days 'twill raine nae maire. ' Gay writes : — ' If on St. Swithun's feast the welkin...
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Weather sayings, proverbs and prognostics, chiefly from north Lancashire ...

William Roper (Fellow of the Meteorological Society.) - 1883
...July be rainy weather, 'Twill rain more or less for four weeks together. — Bay, 1678. 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. — Scotch. How if on St. Swithin's...
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The New England Magazine, Volume 22;Volume 28

1900
...of the bodv of the saint was delaved fortv days by continual rain ; hence the rhyme: "St. Swithin's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain; St. Swithin's day, if thou be faire. For forty days 'twill rain nae maire." Wulfstan, who may be trusted...
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