Popular Superstitions - A Murderer's Charm
( Originally Published 1884 )
A Charm, or Protection, found in a Linen Purse of Jackson, the Murderer and Smuggler, who died (a Roman Catholic) in Chichester Goal.
" Sancti tres Reges
" Ces billets ont touche aux trois testes de S. S. Roys a Cologne.
In English thus :
Ye three Holy Kings,
They are to preserve travellers from accidents on the road, headaches, falling sickness, fevers, witchcraft, all kinds of mischief, and sudden death.