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" One for anger, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth, Five for rich, Six for poor, Seven for a witch, I can tell you no more. "
Popular rhymes and nursery tales: a sequel to the Nursery rhymes of England - Page 166
1849 - 288 pages
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Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, &c: With an Appendix ...

John Harland, Thomas Turner Wilkinson - Folklore - 1873 - 283 pages
...forms in different counties. The following is prevalent in East Lancashire : — " One for sorrow ; two for mirth ; Three for a wedding ; four for a birth ; Five for the rich ; six for the poor ; Seven for a bitch ; eight for a ; Nine for a burying ; ten for a dance...
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Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, &c: With an Appendix ...

John Harland, Thomas Turner Wilkinson - English literature - 1873 - 283 pages
...forms in different counties. The following is prevalent in East Lancashire : — " One for sorrow ; two for mirth ; Three for a wedding ; four for a birth ; Five for the rich ; six for the poor ; Seven for a bitch ; eight for a ; Nine for a burying ; ten for a dance...
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A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham ...

Edward Peacock - English language - 1877 - 281 pages
...like a maggit ; ' said to a very talkative person. Verses on seeing the magpie : — ' One for sorrow, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth. Five for England Six for France, Seven for Scotland, Eight for a dance.' Tho four last lines are sometime«...
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English Folk-lore

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - England - 1878 - 290 pages
...news ; five, you will shortly be in a great company." In Lancashire we find this variation : — " One for anger, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth, G Five for rich, Six for poor, Seven for a witch ; I can tell you no more." Another version has the...
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Credulities Past and Present: Including the Sea and Seamen, Miners, Amulets ...

William Jones - Superstition - 1880 - 560 pages
...obviated by pulling off the hat and making a polite bow to the bird. In Lancashire the saying is : " One for anger, two for mirth, Three for a wedding,...poor, Seven for a witch, I can tell you no more." In the north the magpie is thus addressed : " Magpie, magpie, chatter and flee, Turn up thy tail, and...
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English Folk-lore

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - Folklore - 1880 - 290 pages
...news ; five, you will shortly be in a great company." In Lancashire we find this variation : — " One for anger, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding,...poor, Seven for a witch ; I can tell you no more." Another version has the last four lines thus : — " Five for a fiddle, Six for a dance, Seven for...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 252

English periodicals - 1882
...lucky, and even beyond that, in more than one version, the congregation of pies is auspicious. Thus :— One for anger, Two for mirth, Three for a wedding, Four for a birth, Five for a fiddle, Six for a dance, Seven for England, Eight for France. It is only when we arrive at the magical...
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The Antiquary, Volume 6

Archaeology - 1882
...taken by the crows. Consequently, crows are meant when this rhyme is repeated :— One for sorrow, two for mirth, Three for a wedding, four for a birth ; Five for heaven, six for hell, And seven for the devil his own sel'. Again, the robin, which is held in such...
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English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases: Collected from the Most Authentic ...

William Carew Hazlitt - Proverbs, English - 1882 - 532 pages
...love drives out another. One mad action is not enough to prove a man mad. One [magpie] for sorrow : / two for mirth : three for a wedding : / four for [a] birth : five for silver : / six for gold : seven for a secret, / not to be told : eight for heaven : / nine for hell...
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The Antiquary: A Magazine Devoted to the Study of the Past. Vol. VI

Various - 1882
...taken by the crows. Consequently, crows are meant when this rhyme is repeated : — One for sorrow, two for mirth,' Three for a wedding, four for a birth ; Five for heaven, six for hell, And seven for the devil his own sel'. Again, the robin, which is held in such...
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