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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Those who read the word and could not make it out eventually imagined that somehow it must be a special term for a wife . In 1673 Dryden tried to improve matters by using a hyphen , rendering the obsolete term as help - meet .
TO KICK THE BUCKET The term " to kick the bucket " , as a description of man's passing from this world into the next , might seem on the surface to be mere slang . But it has , in fact , an interesting history .
This “ tribute ” paid to the absentee landlord was known as mail , at one time a Scottish term for rent and taxes . One of the conditions stipulated was that all payment should be made in silver . This was referred to as white mail .
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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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