Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Lippincott, 1897 - Manners and customs - 1018 pages
 

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p. 366 Hare connected to the moon; p. 712 Eisenach's "Burning Wheel" seasonal celebration

Contents

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453
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Page 437 - He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
Page 233 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long...
Page 769 - And a very great multitude spread their. garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David ; blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord ; Hosanna in the highest.
Page 894 - And he came by the Spirit into the temple ; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law...
Page 205 - I like not to take her; then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house. And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.
Page 474 - ... being acted with mighty state and reverence by the friars of this house, had theaters for the several! scenes, very large and high, placed upon wheels, and drawn to all the eminent parts of the city, for the better advantage of spectators : and contain'd the story of the New Testament, composed into old English Rithme, as appeareth by an ancient MS. intituled Ludus Cffrporis Chrtsti, or ZWws Conventria. I have been told...
Page 205 - If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
Page 736 - RING out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow : The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Page 894 - Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Page 170 - CEREMONY UPON CANDLEMAS EVE. DOWN with the rosemary, and so Down with the baies and misletoe ; Down with the holly, ivie, all Wherewith ye drest the Christmas hall ; That so the superstitious find No one least branch there left behind : For look, how many leaves there be Neglected there, maids, trust to me, So many goblins you shall see.

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