Pins


: LUCK

637. See a pin and pick it up,

All the day you'll have good luck;

See a pin and pass it by (or let it lie),

All the day your luck will fly.

Eastern Massachusetts.



638. See a pin and pick it up,

All the day you'll have good luck;

See a pin and let it lie,

Come to sorrow by and by.

New York.



639. See a pin and pick it up for luck. If the head is towards you, the

luck is slow in coming; if the point is towards you, the luck is quick

and sharp.

Boston, Mass.



640. If you see a pin crosswise, that is, across your path, it means a

ride if you pick it up.

Boston, Mass.



641. I have known a young lady form a habit of stooping in consequence

of keeping the eyes fixed on the ground, in the streets of New York city,

in order not to miss the good fortune that might come of picking up a

pin. The pin must be thrust into a tree or post, in order to keep the

luck as long as it remains fast.

New York, N.Y.



642. Find a pin and let it lie,

You'll want a pin before you die.

Alabama.



643. See a pin and let it lie,

You'll want that pin before you die.

Peabody, Mass.





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