St Peter's Eve

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(28/9 June).

The joint feast of Sts Peter and Paul is on 29 June, and the preceding night is the occasion for a variant form of love divination, recorded only from Tattershall (Lincolnshire). Girls wishing to dream of their destined husbands must take nine keys to bed with them, knotted with their hair, and say:St Peter don't take it amissTo gain your favour I've done this.You are the holder of the keysFavour me I ask you please.(Sutton, 1997: 138)

(Sutton, 1997: 138)

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