Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850

Cover image for

Download


Author: Various Authors
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,301 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.9
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 456
Added to site: 2004.11.13
mnybks.net#: 9080
Genre: Periodical
Excerpt

ages, denotes approaching mortality among its inhabitants. A mouse running over a person is considered to be an infallible sign of death, as is also the squeaking of one behind the bed of an invalid, or the appearance or apparition of a white mouse running across the room. To meet with a shrew-mouse, in going a journey, is reckoned ominous of evil. The country people have an idea that the harvest-mouse is unable to cross a path which has been trod by man. Whenever they attempt, they are immediately, as my informant expressed it, "struck dead." This, they say, accounts for the numbers which on a summer's evening may be found lying dead on the verge of the field footpaths, without any external wound or apparent cause for their demise.

_Snakes._--There is a very prevalent belief that a snake can never die till the sun is down. Cut or hack it as you will, it will never die till sunset. This idea has evidently its source in the amazing vitality common to the species.

_Poultry._--The crowing of a hen bodes ev

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Astounding Stories, June, 1931
by Various Authors
The Apple-Tree
by L.H. Bailey
The American Missionary
by Various Authors
American Missionary
by Various Authors

See more popular titles from this genre.