To purge the earth of death's impurities and cause deceased animal matter to be once more numbered among the treasures of life there are hosts of sausage-queens, including, in our part of the world, the Bluebottle (Calliphora vomitaria, Lin.) and ... Read more of THE BLUEBOTTLE at Bugs Insects.net
If a friend is about to be married and you are still looking for someone in your love life, ask the bride to give you two of the pins from the fitting of her dress. Wish upon a pin and soon you'll meet your special boy! Hold the pins to your heart and wish very hard for a lover of your own. Tuck one of the pins into your jacket, and cast the other into a fire saying "May my heart soon be aflame with love." Keep the pin you are wearing, and transfer it from outfit to outfit until the wedding takes place: most important, wear it on the day itself. Kiss the bride who gave you the pins three times for luck after the ceremony, and you should be lucky enough to meet someone special before the moon has set that night.