Re: Green Grow the Rushes Ho
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Posted by Rita Kleppmann on August 14, 2008 at 12:31:45:
In Reply to: Re: Green Grow the Rushes Ho posted by DavidL. on October 29, 2005 at 09:28:21:
I think the text must be mainly biblical. I have heard that `One is one ..´refers to God. `The lily-white boys´ are Jesus and his cousin John the Baptist. `The three rivals´ refers jokingly to the Trinity. Four, ten, eleven and twelve are obvious. I think that the five symbols at your door refer to England during the Reformation when Catholics could identify Caholic houses by a pattern of five (the five wounds of Christ) visible on the house. I know that this was used in the stonework of chimneys. I´m still mystified as to what six, seven, eight and nine are.
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