The Flower Augury
If a young man or woman receives a present of flowers, or a nosegay from their sweetheart, unsolicited, for if asked for, it destroys the influence of the spell; let them keep them in the usual manner in cold water four-and-twenty hours, then shift the water, and let them stand another twenty-four hours, then take them, and immerse the stalks in water nearly boiling, leave them to perish for three hours, then look at them; if they are perished, or drooping, your lover is false; if revived and blooming, you will be happy in your choice.
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)