Current Superstitions Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking Folk by Fanny D. Bergen, Editor

Current Superstitions Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking Folk

byFanny D. Bergen, Editor, William Wells Newell, Introduction

Kobo ebook | June 22, 2013

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CONTENTS
Introduction
I. Babyhood
Baptism. — Physiognomy. — Introduction to the World. — First Actions. — Various.
II. Childhood
Asseveration. — Challenge. — Fortune. — Friendship. — Mythology. — Punishment. — Sport. — Various.
III. Physical Characteristics
Beauty. — Dimple. — Ears. — Eyes and Eyebrows. — Finger-nails. — Foot. — Forehead. — Hair. — Hand. — Moles. — Nose. — Teeth.
IV. Projects
Apples. — Apple-seeds. — Babies. — Bed. — Bible. — Birds. — Buttons. — Four-leaved Clover. — Counting. — Daisy Petals. — Doorway. — Eggs. — Fingers. — Garments. — Letters of the Alphabet. — Midnight. — Plants. — Ring. — Stars. — Tea-leaves. — Walking Abroad. — Water. — Various.
V. Halloween and other Festivals
VI. Love and Marriage
Engagement. — Attire of the Bride. — Lucky Days. — The Marriage Ceremony. — Courting and Wedding Signs.
VII. Wishes
VIII. Dreams
Animals. — Colors. — Dead Persons. — Earth. — Eggs. — Fire and Smoke. — Human Beings. — Meteorological Phenomena. — Money and Metals. — Teeth. — Water. — Weddings and Funerals. — Miscellaneous.
IX. Luck
Cards. — Days. — Dressing. — Horseshoes. — Pins. — Salt. — Sweeping. — Turning Back. — Miscellaneous.
X. Money
XI. Visitors
XII. Cures
Amulets. — Charm. — Water. — Miscellaneous.
XIII. Warts
Causes. — Cures.
XIV. Weather
Cold. — Days and Times. — Fair or Foul. — Moon. — Rain. — Wind and Storm.
XV. Moon
Divination. — Fortune. — Moonlight. — Wax and Wane.
XVI. Sun
Domestic and Mechanical Operations. — Cures.
XVII. Death Omens
XVIII. Mortuary Customs
XIX. Miscellaneous
Actions. — Bodily Affections. — Apparel. — Customs. — Days. — Domestic Life. — Various.
Notes

Title:Current Superstitions Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking FolkFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 22, 2013Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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