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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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Reports and Transactions - Cardiff Naturalists ́Society, Volumi 17-22

Cardiff Naturalists' Society - 1886
...his supposed influence on the weather, is Saint Swithin. The old proverb says : — " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain ; St. Swithin's Day, if thou be fair, Foi forty days 'twil rain nae mair." According to the legend, Mr. Swithin...
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Morley: Ancient and Modern

William Smith (F.S.A.S.) - 1886 - 322 pagine
...this day were to be found villagers who had great faith iu the ancient quatrain : — 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. Gunpowder Plot Day (Nov. 5). The...
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The Everyday Book ; Or, a Guide to the Year: Describing the Popular ...

William Hone - 1888
...a memorandum by Mr. Douce: " I have heard these lines 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 Ч will rain na mair. Ben Jonson, in " Every man out of...
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Some Hobby Horses: Or, How to Collect Stamps, Coins, Seals, Crests & Scraps

C. A. Montrésor - 1890 - 193 pagine
...following lines : — St. Swithin's clay, 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. Boniface is another English saint ; his original name was Winfred, and he was a native of Devonshire....
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English Folk-rhymes: A Collection of Traditional Verses Relating to Places ...

George F. NORTHALL - 1892 - 565 pagine
...fair, For forty days 'twill rain nee mair. — BJ. iv. ST. SWITHIN'S DAY. (15th July.) 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. — BD. i. 478. Or— If St. Swithin...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 277

1894
...very numerous. The legend of St. S within is an example that will occur to everyone : 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. St. Swithin, Bishop of Winchester,...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 43

1896
...nothing else about him — Bishop Swithin — the hero of the popular superstition. " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain : St. Swithin's Day, if thou be fair, Kor forty days 'twill rain nae mair." join in the general prayer, "...
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The Nursery Rhyme Book

Andrew Lang - 1897 - 288 pagine
...wives and maids give ear-o ! To put 'em out's the only way, Says honest John Boldero. 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. IF wishes were horses, Beggars...
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Warren's Illustrated Sixpenny Guide to Winchester Cathedral, Winchester ...

1898 - 120 pagine
...the Church was said to have been delayed for forty days by continual rain ; hence the rhyme: — 1 St. 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.' Dean Kitchin's ' Lectures on Early English History.'...
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British Popular Customs, Present and Past: Illustrating the Social and ...

Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer - 1900 - 520 pagine
...which says : " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty daya it will remain : St. Swithin's Day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair." There is also a quaint saying, that when it rains on St. Swithin's Day, it is the saint christening...
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