To Know How Soon a Person Will be Married
Get a green pea-pod in which are exactly nine peas, hand it over the door, and then take notice of the next person who comes in, who is not of the family, and if it proves a bachelor, you will certainly be married within that year.
On any Friday throughout the year -- Take rosemary flowers, bay leaves, thyme, and sweet marjoram, of each a handful; dry these and make them into a fine powder; then take a tea-spoonful of each sort, mix the powders together; then take twice the quantity of barley flour and make the whole into cake with the milk of a red cow. This cake is not to be baked, but wrapped in clean writing paper, and lead under your head any Friday night. If the person dreams of music, she will wed those she desires, and that shortly; if of fire, she will be crossed in love; if of a church, she will die single. If any thing is written or the least spot of ink is on the paper, it will not do.
The grimoire Madam Le Marchand's Fortune Teller and Dreamers' Dictionary lists this spell.
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1863Publication of Fortune Teller and Dreamers' Dictionary (lists this spell)