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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Itching of the Eye.
 
If the right eye itches it betokens laughter at hand; if the left eye, it betokens grief; but Shakespeare does not observe this distinction.   1
       
“My right eye itches now, so I shall see
My love.”
       
Theocritus, i. 37.
       
“Mine eyes do itch;
       
Doth that forebode weeping?”
       
Shakespeare: Othello, iv. 3.
 


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