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Itching of the Eye

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If the right eye itches it betokens laughter at hand; if the left eye, it betokens grief; but Shakespeare does not observe this distinction.

“My right eye itches now, so I shall see

My love.”


Theocritus, i. 37.


“Mine eyes do itch;


Doth that forebode weeping?”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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