A hundred years or more after the time of Alfred the Great there was a king of England named Ca-nute. King Canute was a Dane; but the Danes were not so fierce and cruel then as they had been when they were at war with King Alfred. The grea... Read more of KING CANUTE ON THE SEASHORE at Stories Poetry.comInformational Site Network Informational
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187. The coming husband is determined by repeating the following words,
touching each button of the coat, vest, or dress in order:--

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.
Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief.

Or,

Doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief.

Or,

Doctor, lawyer, merchant, cheat.
Ohio.

188. With reference to the habitation to be occupied:--

Big house, little house, pig-sty, barn.
New Hampshire.

189. As to the wedding dress:--

Silk, satin, velvet, cotton, woolen.
Massachusetts.

190. In regard to the vehicle:--

Carriage, wagon, wheelbarrow, chaise.
Massachusetts.

191. The first of these button formulŠ is used by boys to foretell their
profession in life. A friend remembers how in childhood his buttons were
completely worn out by the continual practice of the inquiry.

192. With reference to the acquisition of a coat:--

Bought, given, stolen.
Massachusetts.

193. Rich man, poor man, beggar, thief, doctor, lawyer, merchant,
chief. Said over by little girls on their back hair combs to find the
occupation of their future husbands.
New York.





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