Monday, October 19, 2009

A Victorian Halloween

Many years ago my mom had a Victorian calendar. When it came to October it had this great page with vintage postcards and decorations for Halloween. I loved it so much that I ripped it out and kept it ever since. One of the things I loved about it was the little divinations and text on it. So, I wanted to share them. :)

On Halloween the witches resort
To test lovers hearts in a glass retort
If they turn Black she knows what to do
Should it stay Red your lover is true
Throw ink down her well, to break the charm
And your lover is safe for it will shield him from harm.

On Halloween look in the glass,
Your future husband's face will pass.

Pick a pumpkin
and on it's back
you'll find your future
bright or black

With a goose wish-bone and four
Pumpkin seeds, marked with letters love
On Halloween place over door on the sill above
And he Who first passes from under, your
Future husband is to be-if he don't blunder.

There is another one on the page about lighting both ends of a candle but unfortunately part of the text is cut off.