The nails very short, signify a person to be wicked;
small and cracked, to be greedy catcher;
very little to be a crafty beguiler.
White flecks in the nail signifies very wealthy and to have many friends;
black flecks, to be hated.
The nails long smooth reddish and clear withal, to be witty and of good capacity;
narrow and long, to be cruel and fierce;
the nails rough and round, to be prone to the venereal act.
The Shepherds Prognostication 1729