For the Measles - Legends, Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

"'The child has the measles,' said John the Baptist.

"'The time is short till he is well,' said the Son of God.

"'When?' said John the Baptist.

"'Sunday morning, before sunrise,' said the Son of God."

This is to be repeated three times, kneeling at a cross, for three mornings before sunrise, and the child will be cured by the Sunday following.