How Did it Begin?: Customs & Superstitions, and Their Romantic Origins, Volumul 10
D. McKay Company, 1966 - 352 pagini
Customs, superstitions, habits, and expressions that abound in daily life in such areas as etiquette, birth, marriage, death, fashions, medicine, magic, sports, religion, and the Armed Forces. Highly entertaining as well as informative.
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Touching any kind of wood , in memory of the cross , was an obvious further development of the custom . Another interpretation , still in the realm of religion , recalls the ancient days when a church offered sanctuary .
To be properly “ boxed ” has become almost a status symbol and thereby has added further to the cost of dying . Many people are led to believe that it is the right thing to enclose their beloved dead in a substantial " casket " ( which ...
In New York his party organized even an “ O.K. Club ” , further to popularize the cause and - quite unintentionally – the new " word ” . As it happened , the " Old Fox of O.K. " , as he was known , was not re - elected , but the two ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing
This is a book that was a product of its times - it has some interesting facts, but the author is of a different age - for example, he kept referring to "primitive people". Also, a few things were ... Citește recenzia completă
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A good collection of different beliefs, customs, and superstitions, with good explanations of origin and significance through the ages. I read this partly for bits of information that might make good ... Citește recenzia completă
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