Boy-Bishop, restored under Queen Breedon, William, a great smoker,
Mary, i, 429.

ii, 365.
notices of the, in the statutes Brenning-drake, or dipsas, ü, 411.

of Salisbury and York ca- Brentford, expenses of a Whitsuntide
thedrals, i, 423.

Ale at, in 1621, i, 280.
inventory of the robes and Brewood, co. Stafford, well customs

ornaments of the, in the at, ii, 378.
Northumberland Household Brice's Day, St., massacre of the
Book, i, 423.

Danes on, i, 185-91.
extracts from various inven- Brickill, co. Bucks, the town of,

tories concerning, i 424. formerly decked with birch
service of the, set to music, i, Midsummer Eve, i, 307.

Bridal, solemn country, at Kenil.
acquittance by, given to the worth, to amuse Queen Elizabeth,

receiver of his subsidy, i, 428. ii, 163.
put down again by Queen Bridal bed, decked with sprigs of
Elizabeth, i, 430.

rosemary, ii, 123.
practice of electing one sub- formerly blessed, ii, 175.

sisted in common grammar- Bride and bridegroom, kiss over the
schools, i, 430.

bride-cakes, ii, 102.
elected at Eton School, on St.

crowned with flowers
Hugh's Day, i, 431.

ainong the Anglo-
Bracara, council of, forbade Chris.

Saxons, ii, 123.
tians to decorate their houses with custom in Normandy for the,
bay-leaves and green boughs, i,519.

to throw a ball over the
Braggot, i, 112.

church to be scrambled for,
BRANKS, iii, 108.

ii, 156.
Braughing, co. Herts, kitchen furni. sun to shine upon, a good
ture kept at, for wedding enter-

omen, ii, 167.
tainments, ii, 145.

ancient superstition that to
Bread, loaf of, baked on Good Friday,

have good fortune she
i, 155.

should enter the house
physical charms by, iii, 298.

uuder two broad swords,
Bread baked on All-halloween Day,

ii, 167.
i, 392.

casting off the left hose of the,
and butter, child's, supersti.

ii, 169, 171.
tion concerning, ii, 78.

on first entering the bride.
and salt, oath by, iii, 164.

groom's house to be lifted
Breaking money, a betrothing cus-

over the threshold, ii, 169.
tom, ii, 94.

unlucky, if she did not weep
Breaking-up custom, in Oxfordshire,

on the wedding-day, ii, 170.
the week before Easter, placed in bed next the left
i, 99, 100.

hand of her husband, ii, 172.
school custom of, i, 451.

sewing up of the, in one of
Brecknockshire, the graves in, gene.

the sheets, ii, 174-5.
rally decorated with slips of bay BRIDE ALE, ii, 143-53.
07 yew, ii, 312.

custom of, at Hales-Owen,
Breeding wives, expenses of, to their

ii, 143.
husbands enumerated, ii, 72. Bride-bush, ii, 143.

Bride-cake, ü, 100-2.

Broughton, Lincolnshire, singular te-
divinations with, ii, 165-7. nure of lands at, i, 130-1.
Bride-cup, ii, 115.

Brown, bishop of Cork, writes against
BRIDE Favours, ii, 108.12.

drinking memories, ii,
BRIDEGROOM Men, ii, 114.

sole of the shoe of, to be laid Sir Humphrey, great dinner
upon the bride's head,

at the funeral of, ii, 240.
ii, 169.

Browne, Hawkins, parodies by, ii,
Bridegroom's points, ii, 130.

Bride-knights, ii, 114.

Brownies, ii, 488.
Bride KNIVES, ii, 131.

Browny, the spirit so called, ii, 488-9;
Bride-lace at weddings, ii, 129.

iii, 225.
Bride Maids, ii, 113-4.

Milton's description of, ii, 488.
presented the bridegroom, on Brudskal, ii, 151.

his first appearance in the Bruges, St. Mary, and St. Donatian,
morning with rosemary, the patron saints of, i, 364.
ii, 122.

Bruisers spit in their hands previous
Bride-paste, ii, 136.

to beginning their diversions,
Bride-pye, ii, 174.

üi, 260.
Bride-wain, ii, 149.

Brunne, Robert de, explanation of
Bride's bed, i, 51.

wassail by, i, 2.
Bridget, St., i, 345, 359.

Brussels, St. Mary, St. Gudula, and
cake made in Ireland upon St. Ursula, patron saints of, i, 364.
her eve, i, 345.

Buchan, Buller of, ii, 85.
Virgin of Kildare, i, 345. Buchanan presents a poetical New
Brine, blessing of the, at Nantwich, Year's gift to Mary Queen of
i, 200.

Scots, i, 16.
Brinkeburne Abbey, Northumberland, BUCKLER Play, ii, 400.
reputed witch at, iii, 49.

Buckinghamshire, appearance of “the
Briony, roots of, iii, 12.

Wat” in, iii, 402.
Britons, ancient, put certain girdles Bude, epitaph on, at St. Germain,

about women in labour, ii, 67. Paris, ii, 278.
Brockenhurst Church, in the New BUFF, GAME OF, ii, 401.

Forest, old oak and yew trees at, Bufonites, or toad-stones, iii, 50.
ii, 259.

Bugs, an old word for terrors, ii,
Brok, name of, still in use among 515.

farmers' draught oxen, ii, 15. Buittle, castle Douglas, charm prac-
Bromfield school, co. Cumb., custom tised at, iii, 275.

of barring out the master BULL AND BEAR BAITING, ii, 401.
at, i, 70.

“ Bull and Gate,” explanation of the
Haly or Holy Well at, ii, 375. sign of the, ii, 356.
Bromley, Abbots, or Pagets, co. Staff., “ Bull and Mouth," ii, 356.

Christmas Hobby-horse, at i, 492. BULL RUNNING IN THE TOWN OF
Broom, prognosticates weather, iii, STAMFORD, ii, 63-4.

Bullen, or Boleyn, Anne, wears yel-
Brooms, custom of attaching, to the low mourning, ii, 283.

mastheads of ships on sale, ii, Buller of Buchan, iii, 85.

Bulls, baiting of, mentioned by Fitz-

stephen, ii, 401.

Bull-baiting, Misson's account of, as Byfield church, co. Northampton,

practised temp. Will. II, ii, 401. curfew bell at, ii, 223.
Bumping persons, custom of, to Byson, holy, explanation of the term,

make them remember parish boun- i, 487.

daries, i, 206.
Bun, Good-Friday, i, 154.

Caermarthen, custom of bidding at,
Bundling, custom of, in Wales, ii, 98. ii, 147.
Buns, old belief on the custom of eat- Caerwis, in Wales, custom at on the
ing, on Good Friday, i, 157.

eve of Thursday after Trinity Sun-
Buonaparte, superstition of, respect- day, i, 293.

ing the breaking of a looking-glass, "Cagg, to cagg," a military term,
iii, 170.

explained, iii, 263.
Burcester, co. Oxford, christening Xaipe, the parting exclamation of the
custom at, ii, 81.

Greeks, ii, 272.
Burford, custom at, on Whit Sunday, Caistor church, singular custom at,
i, 284.

on Palm Sunday, i, 130-1.
of carrying a dragon about Cake at Twelfth-tide, i, 22-8.

on Midsummer Eve, baked in honour of the Virgin's
i, 320.

lying-in, i, 25.
Burgarde, St., i, 366.

groaning, ii, 70.
Burghley, William, Lord, advice of, or bannock, St. Michael's,
concerning unlucky days, ii, 48.

i, 372.
Burgundy, St. Andrew and St. Mary, night, the eve of All Saints,
the patron saints of, i, 364.

so called at Ripon, in York-
Burial, places of, supposed to be

shire, i, 392.
haunted by spectres and ap- Calamint, used as a charm, iïi, 314.
paritions, ii, 290.

Caldelia, monster so called,
anciently without the walls of ini, 222.

cities and towns, ii, 291. Calf, superstition in the co. of Stir.
Burial feasts, ii, 237.

ling, of forcing cow-dung into its
Burials, offerings at, ii, 240, 248. mouth as soon as calved, ii, 257.
Burn or scald, charm for a, iii, 272,311. Callander, co. Perth, Baltein custom
Burning the dead, pagan custom of, retained at, i, 225.
abolished, ii, 252.

Callot, etchings of gipsies by, iii, 98.
Burns's poem • Halloween,' i, 380. Calypso, iii, 5.
Burre, or Brugh, about the moon, Cambridge, May-day custom at, i, 221.
üi, 145.

Lord of Misrule at, i, 497, 504.
Bush, the badge of a country ale- custom of blowing horns in,
house, ii, 351-2.

on the 1st of May, ii, 22.
Butchers, ancient regulation concern- harvest-home customs at, ii, 22.

ing, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, i, 63. riding the Stang at, ii, 188-9.
Butler's box at Christmas, i, 496.

cucking-stool in use at, iii, 104.
Butter, charm used in churning of, Cambuca, the Latin name of golf,
ii, 312-3.

ii, 418.
Buxton well-dressing, 1846, account CAMELEON, THE, iii, 368.
of, ü, 373.

CAMP, game of, ii, 404.
Buzza, To BuzzA ONE, ii, 343. Campana, etymology of, ii, 213.
Buzzards, or kites, superstition con- Campsie, co. Stirling, Lyke-wakes at,
cerning, iii, 213, 214.

ii, 229.


Candle, holy, used at childbirths, Carnival, Roman, vestiges of the, in
ü, 68.

Shrovetide, i, 64.
CANDLE OMENS, ii, 180-1.

account of the, from Joannes
CANDLEMAS Day, i, 43, 51.

Boemus Aubanus, i, 64.
traditions relating to the wea- how celebrated at Minorca,
ther on, i, 50.

i, 69.
account of, from Naogeorgus, custom of interring, at Mar-
i, 46.

seilles, on Ash Wednesday,
proverbs relating to, i, 50.

i, 100.
weather omens on, i, 51. Carol, Christmas, i, 480.
Candlemas Eve, ceremonies for, from “Gloria in excelsis," the earli-
Herrick's · Hesperides,' i,

est, i, 480.

Anglo-Norman, of the 13th
Candles, hallowing of, on Candlemas

century, with a translation,
Day, i, 45.

i, 481.
wax, lighted at wheat seeding for a wassail bowl, i, 5.

by the monks of St. Ed- on serving up the boar's head,
mundsbury, i, 392.

i, 484.
burning of, over a orpse,

ancient Scottish, i, 487.
ii, 234.

later carols, i, 488-9-90.
dead men's, üi, 237, 238.

in praise of the holly, i, 522.
Canisbay, co. Caithness, superstition Carp eaten for supper at Hamburgh
of the Sinclairs in, ii, 50.

on Christmas Eve, i, 473.
Canker, charm for a, iii, 271. Carr Fryetag, i, 113.
Canopy, velvet, used at marriages by Carrier, the witches, iii, 7.
the Jews, ii, 142.

Canterbury, the celebration of Christ-

RALS, ii, 249.
mas first put down at, i, 518. CARTER'S INTERJECTIONS, ii, 15.
Canute, St., i, 365.

Carthage, Juno presides over, i, 365.
“ Canum Ululatus,” üi, 184. Carting, ancient method of, in Lon-
Capon bell, ii, 210.

don, i, 89.
Capons, a usual present from tenants Carvers invoking cuckolds' names

to their landlords on New Year's to hit joints, ii, 199, 200.
Day, i, 11.

Casting off the bride's left hose,
Cappy-hole, ii, 407.

ii, 170.
ING, ii, 449.

Castle Rushen, home of the spell-
Care, Carr, or Karr, meaning of, i, bounds giants in, iii, 89.

Castor and Pollux, meteor so called,
Care or Carle Sunday, customs on, iii, 401.
i, 113-16.

Cat, the familiar of witches, iii, 7.
account of, from the transla-

said to have nine lives, iii,
tion of Naogeorgus, i, 117.

38, 41.
CARE Cloth, ii, 141.

barbarous sport with a, at
Caring Fair, observed at Newark,

Kelso, iii, 38-9.
i, 113.

game of, ii, 407.
Carling groat, i, 114.

Car and Dog, ii, 406.
Carlings, i, 113-15.

Cat in barrel, sport of, iii, 38.
Carniscapium, i, 65.

Cat and bottle, iii, 43.

Car r' the Hole, ii, 408.

“ Chandelles de rois," i, 48.
Cat in pan, turning the, iii, 388. Chandlers send candles to their cus-
CATHARINE'S DAY, ST., i, 410-14. tomers at Christmas, i, 468.

Camden's account of the cele- CHANGE Seats, the King's come,

bration of, in Ireland, i, 410. ü, 408.
Catharine, St., charms of, i, 411. Changelings, ü, 73-4.
“ Cathedra Stercoris" Domesday,

superstitions concerning,
ü, 103.

ii, 485.
Catherning, i, 411-12.

Chapeau, ou chapel de roses, ii, 125.
Catoptromancy, iii, 170.

Chapel Royal, St. James's, ceremony
Cats, their playfulness at sea portends at, on Twelfth Day, i, 33.
a storm, iii, 188.

Chapelet, donner le, ii, 124.
locked up in Orkney, when a Characts, iii, 319-24.
corpse is laid out, ii, 232.

anciently bound to the thigh
their leaping over a corpse

of a lying-in woman, ii, 67.
portends misfortune, ii, 233. Charles I encourages the recreations
reverenced by the Egyptians, of the people, i, 238.
iii, 38.

tries the Sortes Virgilianæ,
Cats, Rats, and Mice, superstitions iii, 336.
relating to, iü, 187.

Charles II, restoration of, i, 273-5.
“Cattaring a,” custom of, in Worces- custom of making garlands on
tershire, i, 412.

the day of his proclamation,
Cattle, evil-eye against, iii, 46.

i, 274.
Caldron of the witches, as described Charles V, anecdote of, i, 167.
by Olaus Magnus, iii, 9.

Charlton, co. Kent, Horn Fair held at,
Caul, Child's, iii, 114-19.

ii, 194.
Cawood, ancient gold ring found at, Charm, derivation of the word, ii,
i, 330.

Cecilia, St., i, 364.

Charms, upon St. Blaze's Day, i, 52.
Cecrops, said to have introduced fu- against St. Vitus's dance,
neral entertainments, ii, 237.

i, 298.
Celtic mythology, presiding spirits of and spells in Scotland on All-
the waters in, ii, 376.

hallow Even, i, 380-4.
Cent, or Mount Sant, ii, 451.

bound to the thigh of a lying-
CENT-FOOT, ii, 408.

in woman, ii, 67.
Cerealia, i, 338.

against barrenness, ü, 69.
Ceres, i, 345.

relating to children, ii, 77, 81.
figure of, dressed up during rags used as charms at wells,
harvest in the county of

ii, 380-1.
Durham, ii, 22.

for diseases, ü, 49, 269.
Chace, pleasures of the, checked by notice of, from the translation
the superstitions concerning witch-

of Naogeorgus, iii, 255.
craft, iii, 14.

from Bale's Interlude concern.
Chacke-blyndeman, ii, 397.

ing Nature, Moses, and
Chadwell, a corruption of St. Chad's

Christ, ii, 256, 297, 310.
Well, ii, 366.

in odd numbers, iii, 263-9.
Chains kissed on the day of St. Peter physical, iii, 269, 306.
ad Vincula, i, 347.

for diseases noticed in the
Chair, groaning, ii, 72.

classics, iii, 300.

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