Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Agnes’ Day (St.),

 Agnes (St.)Ag’noites (3 syl.). Ag’-no-ites, or Ag-no’-i-tæ (4 syl.). 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Agnes’ Day (St.),
 
21st January. Upon St. Agnes’ night, you take a row of pins, and pull out every one, one after another. Saying a pater-noster, stick a pin in your sleeve, and you will dream of him or her you hall marry.—Aubrey: Miscellany, p. 136.   1
 


 Agnes (St.)Ag’noites (3 syl.). Ag’-no-ites, or Ag-no’-i-tæ (4 syl.). 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors