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SUPERSTITIONS, CUSTOMS, AND WATER-LEGENDS OF THE SEA, RIVERS, AND LAKES.
Knowledge is, of course, to superstition as light is to darkness; still some nations endowed with a lively imagination, although they are much advanced in mental development, cling to the superstitions of their forefathers, since the superstitions accord with their poetical conceptions, or are endeared to them by associations which pleasantly engage the imaginative faculties.
" Anon you shall hear a hog grunt, a calf bleat, and an ass bray, Because it is Saint Peter's holiday."
Marlowe's Faustus.
u Bird whom I welcomed while the sailors cursed."
Theodore Watts' Ode to Mother Carey's Chicken.







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