FOR A PAIN IN THE SIDE

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

By Lady Francesca Wilde

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"God save you, my three brothers, God save you! And how far have ye to go, my three brothers?"

"To the Mount of Olivet, to bring back gold for a cup to hold the tears of Christ."

"Go, then. Gather the gold; and may the tears of Christ fall on it, and thou wilt be cured, both body and soul."

These words must be said while a drink is given to the patient.

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