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" Dr. Chandler tells us, in his Travels in Greece, that it is related, where Druidism prevailed the houses were decked with evergreens in December, that the sylvan spirits might repair to them, and remain unnipped with frost and cold winds, until a milder... "
The New Monthly Belle Assemblée - Página 53
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The Country Gentleman's Magazine

Simpkin Marshall & Co. - 1868
...evergreens during winter, that the sylvan sprites might repair to them, and remain unnipped with the frost and cold winds until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes. Certainly the custom, whencesoever it was derived, was sanctioned by the church, for...
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The Boy's Yearly Volume for ...

1868
...ancestors. Where Druidism prevailed in Greece, the houses were decked with evergreens in December, that the sylvan spirits might repair to them, and remain unnipped by the frosta and cold winds until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes. Stow,...
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The British Flora Medica: A History of the Medicinal Plants of Great Britain

Benjamin Herbert Barton, Thomas Castle, John Reader Jackson - 1877 - 447 páginas
...houses being decked with them that the sylvan spirits might repair thither, and remain unnipped by the frost and cold winds, until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes." Holly serves for various useful purposes. Walking-sticks and knife-handles are made...
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Notes on the spirit basis of belief and custom. (Rough draft).

sir James MacNabb Campbell - 1885 - 510 páginas
...decked with evergreens in December that the sylvan spirits may repair to them and remain un-nipped with frost and cold winds until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes (Brand's Pop. Ant., I, 520). In Devonshire, in South- West England, to transplant parsley...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our ...

John Brand, Henry Ellis - 1900 - 807 páginas
...it is related where Druidism prevailed the houses were decked with evergreens in December, in order that the sylvan spirits might repair to them, and...until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes. The following dull epigram occurs in an old collection of poetry— "ON CHRISTMASS...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our ...

John Brand, Henry Ellis - 1900 - 807 páginas
...Christians ; who used to cover themselves with skins of cattle, and to put on the heads of beasts. remain unnipped by frost and cold winds until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes. The following dull epigram occurs in an old collection of poetry— "On CHRISTMASS...
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Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore ..., Volumen1

John Brand, Henry Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt - 1905
...with evergreens in December, that the sylvan spirits might repair to them, and remain unnipped with frost and •cold winds, until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes. Churching: of Women.— In a proclamation, dated 16th November, 30 Henry VIII., among...
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Holly, Yew & Box: With Notes on Other Evergreens

William Dallimore - 1908 - 282 páginas
...decked with them (Holly branches), that the sylvan spirits might repair to them unnipped by frosts and cold winds, until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes." There is an English superstition which probably had its origin in much the same manner...
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The Century, Volumen3

1872
...with evergreens in December, that the sylvan spirits might repair to them, and remain unnipped with frost and cold winds until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes." There is something charming in the faint, fine flavor of this ancient fancy, with...
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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens - 2003 - 239 páginas
...with evergreens in December, that the sylvan spirits might repair to them and remain unnipped with frost and cold winds until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes." In England the practice, whencesoever derived, has existed from the very earliest...
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