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 Itching Palm (An).Itching of the Lips 
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.

 Itching Palm (An).Itching of the Lips 


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