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Snakes

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Proverb about snakes, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/24
Scope and Contents Proverb about snakes which reads 'La Fheil Bri [Fheill Brìde] thig nibhir as an toll, Cha bhoin mi fhein do nibhir' [On St Bride's day the snake will come out of the hole, I won't touch her and she won't touch me]. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Dates: June 1887

Proverb beginning 'La feill Bride nam brig/bric/ban (trout)' and accompanying vocabulary note, 1894

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/135
Scope and Contents Proverb beginning 'La feill Bride nam brig/bric/ban (trout), Thig an ridean as an toll' and accompanying vocabulary note which reads '"Ridean" = righinn = queen = serpent'. Text has been scored through in pencil.
Dates: 1894

Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' about Mrs Major MacLeod, c1875

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/48
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' [Latha Fheille Bhrìde or St Bridget's Day] telling how on hearing that it was St Bridget's Day, Mrs Major MacLeod, the daughter of Flora MacDonald, 'started up got a stocking put something in it probably a piece of peat and proceded to pound it down with a mallet' repeating a rhyme beginning 'La-fheil-Bride thig niean Imhir as an toll'. This was a custom believed to stop snakes from stinging the person who did this for the whole year. St Bridget's Day was when...
Dates: c1875