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AGAINST A SWARM OF BEES
Take earth, with your right hand throw it under your right foot, and say: --
"I take under foot; I have located it.
Lo, earth is potent against every sort of creature,
And against hatred and against forgetfulness,
And against the mighty spell of man."
Throw gravel over them when they swarm, and say:
"Alight, victory-dames, sink to the ground!
Never fly wild to the woodland!
Be as mindful of my profit
As is every man of food and home."
-- Grendon, Felix. The Anglo-Saxon Charms (New York: Journal of American Folklore, 1909), p. 169.