North Yorkshire Witch Lore

satan

 

A hairy man’s a geary man;

But a hairy wife’s a witch.

 

Vervain and dill,

Hinder witches from their will.

 

A witch-wife and an evil

Is three halfpence worse than the devil.

 

Black-luggie, lammer-bead,

Rowan tree and reed thread,

Put the witches to their speed.

Black-luggie – A small wooden vessel made of staves. Lammer-bead – An amber bead.

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