FOR HIP DISEASE

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

By Lady Francesca Wilde

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Take three green stones, gathered from a running brook, between midnight and morning, while no word is said. In silence it must be done. Then uncover the limb and rub each stone several times closely downwards from the hip to the toe, saying in Irish—

"Wear away, wear away,
There you shall not stay,
Cruel pain—away, away."

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