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Current Superstitions

Fanny Dickerson Bergen

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No matter how enlightened, chances are you've been raised around superstitious lore of one kind or another. Fanny Dickerson Bergen was one of the original researchers of North American oral traditions relating to such key life events and experiences as babyhood and childhood, marriage, wishes and dreams, luck, warts and cures, death omens and mortuary customs, and "such truck," as Huck Finn would say. You'll be surprised at how many of these old saws you'll know. Here's a quote from Chapter One, Babyhood: Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is sour and sad, Thursday’s child is merry and glad, Friday’s child is loving and giving, Saturday’s child must work for a living; But the child that is born on the Sabbath day Is blithe and bonny, good and gay. --Baldwinsville, N. Y. All of these readings are as short as 5 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes, with plenty of pithy one-liners in the form of proverbs, always given with the locale they came from in Canada or the United States (with clear influences in British tradition). (summary by Denny Sayers)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:52