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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a Worse still , he angered sedan - chair men and hackney coachmen , who deemed it their monopoly to protect people from rain . They saw a threat to their livelihood in the new contraption . But in spite of all their abuse Hanway ...
But the Galway people wished to protect his son and a riotous mob tried to rescue him . However , Lynch forced his way through the crowd and when all others refused to execute the boy , himself hanged him . He then returned to his home ...
We no longer believe in idols and divine figureheads have ceased to adorn and protect our ships , but we still ... link with the days when the Vikings and South Sea races invoked the protection of the sea gods on launching war galleys .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - -sunny- - LibraryThing
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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