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Review: Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune TellingCrítica de los usuarios - Steve Cran - Goodreads
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Gypsy Sorcery And Fortune Telling (Annotated Edition)
Charles Godfrey Leland
Vista previa limitada - 2012
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Página 244 - In being's floods, in action's storm, I walk and work, above, beneath, Work and weave in endless motion ! Birth and death, An infinite ocean; A seizing and giving The fire of the living : 'Tis thus at the roaring loom of time I ply, And weave for God the garment thou seest him by.
Página 127 - ... but relics of the primitive witchcraft or Ur-religion, which was founded on pain, terror, and the repulsive. Among other Roumanian-Romany traditions are the following : — Swallows here as elsewhere are luck-bringing birds, and termed Galiniele lui Dieu — fowls of the Lord. So in England we hear that : — " The robin and the wren Are God Almighty's cock and hen.
Página 223 - Snail, snail, come out of your hole, Or else I'll beat you as black as a coal...
Página 254 - I went to the toad breeds under the wall, I charmed him out, and he came at my call; I scratched out the eyes of the owl before, I tore the bat's wing: what would you have more?
Página 114 - ... corpse. The late Mr Ritson found an illustration of this dirge in a MS. of the Cotton Library, containing an account of Cleveland, in Yorkshire, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. It was kindly communicated to the Editor by Mr Frank, Mr...
Página 238 - In the sun's palace porch ; where, when unyoked, His chariot wheel stands midway in the wave. Shake one, and it awakens ; then apply Its polished lips to your attentive ear, And it remembers its august abodes, 5° And murmurs as the ocean murmurs there.
Página 64 - I came down from the Mount of Olives, saw the Archangel Gabriel as he met the Avestitza wing of Satan, and seized her by the hair and asked her where she was going. And she answered that she was going to cheat the Holy Virgin by her tricks, steal the new-born child and drink its blood. The Archangel asked her how she could get into houses so as to steal the children ; and she answered that she changed herself into a fly or a cat, &c. But whosoever knew her twelve (19) and a half names and wrote them...
Página 210 - Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, And down he run, Hickory, dickory, dock.
Página 75 - Day in the roof of a house,' says Reginald Scot in 1584, 'preserveth the same from all hurts." Probably this was written with an eye to the ' hurts ' arising from witchcraft, in connection with which eggs were supposed to possess certain mysterious powers. In North Germany, if you have a desire to see the ladies of the broomstick on May Day, their festival...
Página 76 - UNLUCKY- EGGS. — There are many farmers' wives, even in the present day, who would never dream of allowing eggs to be brought into the house or taken out after dark — this being deemed extremely unlucky. Cuthbert Bede mentions the case of a farmer's wife in Rutland who received a setting of ducks' eggs from a neighbour at nine o'clock at night.