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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 Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our ...

John Brand, Henry Ellis - 1900 - 807 pagine
...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 na mair." In the Churchwardens' Accounts of the parish of Horley, in the county of Surrey, under the years 1505-6,...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our ...

John Brand, Henry Ellis - 1900 - 807 pagine
...convenience of their calculations ?" Douce 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 'twill rain na mair." There is an old saying, when it...
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Lean's Collectanea, Volume 1

Vincent Stuckey Lean - 1902
...rain on St. Swithin's day expect 'twill do so forty days after more or less. — Ho. St. S wit bin'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. — Den. How if on Swithin's feast...
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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 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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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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