All Hallows' Eve
The Scotch tradition is, that those born on All Hallows' Eve
have the gift of double sight, and commanding powers over spirits. Mary
Avenel, on this supposition, is made to see the White Lady, invisible
to less gifted visions.
“Being born on All-hallows' Eve, she (Mary Avenel) was supposed to
be invested with power over the invisible world.” (See Sir
Walter Scott: The Monastery, chap. xiv.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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