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SUPERSTITIONS Arour BABIBS.

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SUPERSTITIONS Arour BABIBS. There are many superstitions with regard tII! tables which mothers an careful to observe. In Germajiy, for instance, as in some parts of England, the infant must he carried upstairs befote It goes down. If it happens to be born in an attfcj, the nurse overcomes the difficulty by mounti^af it thair with the babe in h tr arms. Scottish mothers believe their babies will be feicky if they handle thfir spoons with their left tends, and prosperity in later life is supposed te follow many tumbles in the first year. A new-born Yorkshire infant is placed in the arms of a maiden before being touched by anyone else, in order to secure good luck. In the Isle of Man it is said that if anyone walk /•und, or step over a baby, it will be dwaifftd M whencd. Binding the baby's right hand if supposed fit nlW parts of England to secure it *■- Uk,

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