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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 Volta Review, Volume 20

1918
...head." "Rainbow in the morning. Sailors take warning. Rainbow at night, Sailors delight." "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 пае mair." St. Svvithins, or Swithin,...
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The Boyd Smith Mother Goose

Lawrence Elmendorf - 1919 - 223 pagine
...you'll have good luck ; See a pin and let it lay, Bad luck you'll have all the day. H 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. " Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 6

Robert Kemp Philp
...his death, is the object of his inquiry. Our friend quotes the well known 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 no mair." in attempt to remove the body...
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CLIFFORD AND JOHN'S ALMANACK

CLIFFORD RAYMOND - 1921
...and brown thrashers in the woods. Anne of Cleves died 1567; Thomas Dermody died 1802. "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." A screech owl in the woods in...
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Clifford and John's Almanack

Clifford Samuel Raymond - 1921 - 144 pagine
...thrashers in the woods. ie >t. Anne of Cleves died 1567; Thomas Dermody died 1802. "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." A screech owl in the woods in...
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Popular Beliefs and Superstitions from North Carolina, Volume 4874,Edizione 8569

Wayland D. Hand - 1964 - 677 pagine
...Ontario: Doering, Customs, 151 — New York: Boughton, 189, No. 7; Cutting, Farm, 34 (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) ; Gardner, No. 376 (if it rains...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 4

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1879
...hint, and moreover made of poor Swithun a sort of weather-vane. So arose the popular rhyme : — • " 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 rain nae maire." By the inscription on Shakespeare's tombstone the great...
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Companion to the Calendar: A Guide to the Saints and Mysteries of the ...

Mary Ellen Hynes - 1993 - 210 pagine
...Apostles." Roman martyrology St. Swithun bishop (c. 800-862) St. Swithun's Day, if thou dost rain, For 40 days it will remain. St. Swithun's Day, if thou be fair, For 40 days 'twill rain nae mair. This is a bad time of year for rain. Harvest time is here, and when grain...
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Through the Garden Gate

Elizabeth Lawrence - 1995 - 270 pagine
...13, 1961 Rain Signs St. Swithin's day if thou doest rain For forty days it will remain: St. Swithin's day if thou be fair For forty days 'twill rain na mair Saint Swithin was the ninth-century bishop of Winchester who later became the patron saint of Winchester...
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Encyclopaedia of Superstitions

Edwin Radford, Mona Augusta Radford - 1961 - 384 pagine
...who is supposed to produce the Easter eggs. RAIN One of the best known English weather-rhymes runs: St Swithun's Day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain nae mair; St Swithun's Day, if thou bring rain, For forty days it will remain. Legend says that when...
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