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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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Circling Year: Perspectives from a Country Parish

Ronald Blythe - 2001 - 220 pagine
...As I muse about all this on a July day, the West-Saxon weatherman who comes to mind is St Swithun: St Swithun's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days...St Swithun's day, if thou be fair, For forty days it will be fair. The saint would not have been pleased to be commemorated in this jingle either for...
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Groundhog Day

Don Yoder - 2003 - 144 pagine
...was also the day set for "the soldiers (by brevet) to go to the war." 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. In 1538, as part of the Protestant...
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The Arry Ballads: An Annotated Collection of the Verse Letters by Punch ...

Patricia Marks - 2006 - 204 pagine
...on his grave (<http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/ 14357c.htm>). According to tradition, 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. (4) Hatchett's was a well-known...
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Dictionary of Proverbs

George Latimer Apperson - 2006 - 656 pagine
...Twice twenty days shall clouds their fleeces drain. 1846: Denham, Proverbs, 52 (Percy S.), 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. 2. St Swithin is christening the...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 76

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1867
...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 calendar made in 1752 by...
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Sharpe's London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction, for ..., Volume 2

1846
...days afterwards, and vice rra. It has been eipresied in rhyme as follows : — " St. Swithin's Day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain ; St. Switliin's Day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain ua mair." In Poor Robin's Almanack for...
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Morton's Lincolnshire [afterw.] Morton's sixpenny almanack and diary (with ...

1879
...say a few words as to the true state of the case. We all know the popular 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," — but we do not all know the...
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Osborne's midland counties farmer's almanac

1871
...may well be called the exception, and not the rule. I think the lines run thus : — " St. Swithiu's day, if thou dost rain, " For forty days it will remain ; " St. Swithin's day, if thou art fair, " For forty days 'twill rain пае mair." " St. Swithin is not the...
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