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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There was yet another fear that the breaking of the mirror would anger the spirit dwelling in it so much ( because it had been hurt ) that it would seek vengeance on the offender , or one of his family . Also , as mirrors were used to ...
Yet spirits , ever since their first appearance , have not only haunted man but helped him to relax , to rejoice and to instill good will . Drink makes some people jolly and others depressed . It can sharpen the appetite ...
spirit in the tavern reached intoxicating heights , to promise that one day she would serve her guests , free of charge , a meal of fried chicken , stolen from the finest coop in the country - next door . This became a standing joke but ...
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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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