Choice Notes from "Notes and Queries": Folk Lore

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Sida 109 - My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. My bosom's lord sits lightly in his throne ; And, all this day, an unaccustom'd spirit Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts.
Sida 149 - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Four corners to my bed, Four angels round my head; One to watch and one to pray And two to bear my soul away.
Sida 105 - How oft when men are at the point of death Have they been merry! which their keepers call A lightning before death: O, how may I Call this a lightning?
Sida 106 - And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
Sida 50 - In hell they'll roast thee like a herrin! In vain thy Kate awaits thy comin! Kate soon will be a woefu
Sida 71 - One for sorrow, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth— Four on 'em!
Sida 106 - And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
Sida 205 - The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools.
Sida 181 - With a pudding on Sundays, with stout humming liquor, And remnants of Latin to welcome the vicar...
Sida 203 - Obion is still the Egyptian name for a serpent.' Moses, in the name of God, forbids the Israelites ever to inquire of the demon Ob, which is translated in our Bible, charmer or wizard, 'divinator aut sorcilegus.

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