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“jettatura" -- the casting of an evil eye -- confirmed her superstitious faith in herself.”
“Events which seemed to prove the influence of her “jettatura” — the casting of an evil eye — confirmed her superstitious faith in herself.”
“Now, if he hasn't the _jettatura_, what is it that makes everything turn out at cross purposes with him?”
“If a man inflicts a more terrible _jettatura_ than a woman?”
“If there are really gestures, sounds of voice, and particular looks, by which _jettatura_ may be recognized?”
“If he who takes tobacco is not more to be feared than he who wears spectacles? and if spectacles, peruke, and snuff-box combined do not triple the force of the _jettatura?”
“If there are prayers which can guaranty us against the _jettatura?”
“Things have, indeed, somewhat changed since the days of Didymus, in this respect, that men are now thought to be more potent for evil _jettatura_ than women; but his general views still coincide with those entertained at the present time in Italy.”
“It is of no avail that he is amiable and good in all his intentions, -- his _jettatura_ is without and beyond his will, -- nay, worse, is contrary to it; for all _jettatura_ goes like dreams, by contraries.”
“Dumas also speaks of a work on the _jettatura_, which I have vainly endeavored to procure, written by Nicola Valetta; and from what one can gather from the heads of the chapters which Dumas gives, it must be a very amusing book.”
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