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" I could not presently learn what the matter was ; at last a young man told me that they were looking for a coal under the root of a plantain, to put under their heads that night, and they should dream who would be their husbands. It was to be found that... "
Miscellanies Upon Various Subjects - Page 131
by John Aubrey - 1857 - 227 pages
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The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell: A Gentleman ...

Daniel Defoe, William Bond - Deaf - 1720 - 353 pages
...Knees, as if they were a parcel of Weeders, when all the Bu fine ft it to hunt fuperftitioufly after a Coal under the Root of a Plantain, to put under their Heads that Night, that they may dream who jbould be their Husbands. In order to jbame them out of this...
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Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman Invasion to ...

James Peller Malcolm - Costume - 1811 - 576 pages
...o'clock. I saw there about two or three and twenty young women, most of them well habited, on their knees, very busy, as if they had been weeding. I could...coal under the root of a plantain, to put under their heads that night, and they should dream who would be their husbands: it was to be found that day and...
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Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of London from the Roman ..., Volume 2

James Peller Malcolm - Clothing and dress - 1811
...o'clock. I saw there about two or three and twenty young women, most of them well habited, on their knees, very busy, as if they had been weeding. I could...coal under the root of a plantain, to put under their heads that night, and ' they should dream who would be their husbands : it was to be found that day...
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The flowers of literature, or, Encyclopędia of anecdote, a coll. by W. Oxberry

William Oxberry - 1821
...o'clock ; I saw there about two or three-and-twenty young women, most of them were habited, on their knees, very busy, as if they had been weeding. I could...that they were looking for a coal under the root of a plaintain, to put under their heads that night, and they should dream who would be their husbands ;...
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The Flowers of Literature: Consisting of Selections from History ..., Volume 4

William Oxberry - English literature - 1824
...o'clock ; I saw there about two or three-and-twenty youug women, most of them were habited, on their knees, very busy, as if they had been weeding. I could...coal under the root of a plantain, to put under their heads that night, and they should dream who would be their husbands ; it was to be found that day and...
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The Nic-nac: Or, Literary Cabinet, Volume 2

1824
...you will have no bad representation of any one of our politest assemblies at a musical performance." they were looking for a coal under the root of a plantain, to put under their heads that night, and they should dream who would be husbands ; it was to be found day and hour. their...
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Arliss's Literary collections

John Arliss - 1825 - 358 pages
...three-and-twenty young women, most of them were hahited, on their knees, very husy, as if they had heen weeding. I could not presently learn what the matter...looking for a coal under the root of a. plantain, to put undertheir heads that night, and they should dream who would he their hushands ; It was to he found...
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The Extractor; or Universal repertorium of literature, science ..., Volume 1

1829
...o'clock. I saw there, about two or three and twenty young women, most of them were habited on their knees, very busy as if they had been weeding. I could not presently K'arn what the matter was. At last a young man told me that they were looking for u coat under the...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 27

1836
...or three and twenty young women on their knees, as if they were weeding ; but 1 afterwards learned that they were looking for a coal under the root of a plantain, to put under their heads that night; it being a popular superstition that they would then dream of him who was to be their...
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Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on ...

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1838 - 660 pages
...o'clock. I saw there about two or thrce-and-tweuly young women, most of them well habited, on their K plaintain to put under their heads that night, and they should dream who would be their husbands :...
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