Charms, poetical, iii, 256-7-8, 271, Children, thought unlucky in the

North of England to go
rural, iii, 309-19.

over their graves, ii, 73.
Chart, dumb borsholder of, i, 220.

watched in Scotland till the
Chaucer, description of Valentine's

christening is over, ii, 73.
Day from, i, 53.

superstition at their not crying
Chequers, why a common sign of a

when baptized, ii, 78.
public-house, ii, 353.

in Northumberland, when first
CHEEK, Nose, and Mouth OMENS,

sent abroad with the nurse,
iii, 174-6.

presented with an egg, salt,
Cheese, aversion of some persons to,

and fine bread, ii, 81.
ii, 37.

earth and whiskey the first
groaning, ii, 70.

food of, in the Highlands,
pieces of, tossed in the mid-

ii, 80.
wife's smock, ii, 71.

superstitions relating to, in
Cheesecakes, a principal dainty at

Ireland, ii, 78.
the feast of sheep-shearing, ii, 37. superstition relating to bread
Chelsea royal bun-houses, i, 156.

and butter of, ii, 81.
Cherry fairs, ii, 457.

names of different warriors
CHERRY-Pır, ii, 409.

used to terrify perverse, ii,
Cheshire, ceremony of lifting retained

in, i, 182.

custom of lustrating by spittle,
country wakes in, ii, 11.

iii, 259.
custom of perambulation in, Child's Caul, iii, 114-19.
in Rogation week,

advertisements in news-
i, 206.

papers for, iii, 116-17.
riding full speed at wed- Chilham, co. Kent, May custom at,

dings in, ii, 153. i, 220.
Chester, Shrove-Tuesday customs at, Chimney-sweepers, May-day custom
i, 92.

of the, in London, i, 231.
rood eye at, i, 93.

China, famous for its bells, ii, 214.
Midsummer plays at, i, 329. Chincough, how cured, iii, 272.
Chevalet, un, the French name for the Chinese, ploughings of the, i, 510.
hobby-horse, i, 270.

CHIROMANCY, iii, 348-50.
Chichely, Sir Robert, extract from Chorea gladiatoria, de, vel armifera

the will of, relating to his month's saltatione,” i, 511.
mind, ii, 314.

“ Chorus armatus," i, 514.
Chicory, juice of, iii, 298.

Chrisome, meaning of, ii, 83.
CHILD-BEARING, CHURCHING, and pie, ii, 83.

CHRISTENING Customs, ii, 66,86. Christ, ane song on the birth of,"
Childbirth, French customs at, ii, 68. i, 487.
CHILDERMAS, or Holy INNOCENTS Christchurch, co. Hants, extract
DAY, i, 535-7.

from the register of, ii,
Child-Bishop's sermon on,

at St. Paul's, i, 431.

curious recipes in the parish
unlucky to marry on, ii, 167.

register of, iii, 306.
Children dying unbaptized in Scot. Christ College, Cambridge, singularity

land, supposed to wander in in the foundation of, iii, 264.
woods and solitudes ii, 73. CHRISTENING Customs, ü, 77.

Christening entertainments, ii, 80. Christmas Carol, custom of singing,
shirts, ii, 85.

on Christmas Day, in the
Christenings, presents at, ii, 78, 86.

Scilly Islands, i, 490.
sermons formerly preached at, Day, early MS. poem illustra.
ii, 85.

ting the popular belief
Christian IV, of Denmark practises

regarding, i, 478.
riding at the ring, ii, 437.

account of, from Barnabe
Christians, early, custom of, upon the

Googe's translation of
Circumcision, i, 15.

Naogeorgus, i, 518.
of Mesopotamia, customs of,

the observation of, forbidden
on Easter Day, i, 171.

in the time of the Com.
ancient, divination among the,

monwealth, i, 518.
by opening the Old and New

custom of hunting owls and
Testament, iii, 337.

squirrels on, in Suffolk,
CHRISTMAS, Customs a little before,

i, 489.
at, or about, i, 454.

the word YULE, formerly used

to signify, i, 474.

i, 519.
continuance of the days of, Eve, i, 467-74.
i, 21.

wassailing custom on, in
brand, i, 50.

Nottinghamshire, i, 31.
marked by a wheel in the

Yule clog on, i, 467.
Runic Fasti, i, 298.

superstition on, in Devon-
block, i, 467.

shire, relating to theoxen,
candles, i, 467.

i, 473.
kariles, i, 469.

carp eaten for supper on,
called the Feast of Lights in

at Hamburgh, i, 473.
the Western or Latin church,

ceremonies on, noticed by
i, 471.

John Herolt, a Domini.
named by Gregory Nazianzen

can friar, i, 473.
and St. Basil the Theophany,

women strike a swinish
i, 473.

hour on, i, 532.
box, i, 493-7.

gambols, enumeration of, i, Pies, i, 526-32.

coffin of the, in imitation
ivy, i, 520.

of the cratch or manger
CAROL, I, 480-91.

in which our Saviour was
an Anglo-Norman, i, 481.

laid, i, 178.
of the time of Henry VI,

Misson's account of the,
i, 483.

i, 528.
ancient, sung in bringing verses on, from Herrick,
up the boar's head, i, 484.

i, 529.
ancient Scottish, i, 487.

prince,or Lordof Misrule, i,498.
from Withers's Juvenilia,

at St. John's College, Ox.
i, 488.

ford, i, 498.
sung to the king at White Christopher, St., i, 359, 364-5.
hall, i, 489.

in Touraine, a cock offered to,
from Poor Robin's Alma.

to cure the white flawe in
nack, i, 490.

men's fingers, i, 356.

Christ's Hospital, Queen Elizabeth's Churchyards, yew trees in, ii, 255-66.

accession still observed as a holi- superstition respecting burial
day at, i, 408.

on the north side of, ii,
Chrysolite, iii, 300.

Chrysostom, St., observation of, on flat stones in, ii, 301.

some African conjurors, iii, 81. CHURN-SUPPER, ii, 27.
CHUMMING-UP, Custom of, ii, 457. Churning butter, charm for, ii,
Church-ale, derived from the Ayanai, 312-3

or love-feasts, mentioned Circles of conjurors, iii, 58.
in the New Testament, Circos, a sort of tame hawk, accounted
i, 282.

a lucky omen at weddings with the
Stubbs's description of the, Romans, ii, 165.

in his “Anatomie of Circumcision, custom of the early
Abuses,'i, 280.

Christians to go maskedon the, i, 462.
door, endowment of the bride Cities, patron saints of, i, 364-5.
at the, ii, 133.

Ciudadella, chapel of St. Nicholas at
Bible, suspected witches i, 419.

weighed against the, iii, Clack dish, beggar's, iii, 94.

Clap-dish, iii, 94.
monuments indicate change of Clape, Osgod, i, 189.
weather, iii, 243.

Clara, St., i, 364-5.
CHURCH-PORCH, FUNERALS IN THE, Claret, burnt, used at funerals, ii, 242.
ii, 245.

Clavergrasse, weather omen drawn
watching in the, i, 192, from, iii, 247.

Claybrook, co. Leic., Macaulay's ac-
Churches anciently strewed with

count of the celebration of
rushes, ü, 13.

the church wake at, ii, 112.
strewing of, with herbs and riding for the bride-cake at,
flowers, on days of humilia-

ii, 155.
tion and thanksgiving, ii, custom at, of sending a gar-
13, 14.

land of willow to a disap-
monuments in, indicate change

pointed lover, i, 124.
of weather, iii, 243.

funeral customs at, ii, 250.
variation of the position of, as Cleansing week, i, 172.

regards east and west, ac- Clement, St., i, 364-5.
counted for, ii, 6.

CLEMENT's Day, St., i, 408.
decoration of, on the calends annual ceremony observed by
of May, i, 216.

the blacksmiths'apprentices
at Christmas, i, 520-1.

of the dockyard at Wool-
Churching of women, ii, 75, 76.

wich, i, 408.
Herrick's verses relating to, Clent, custom of “crabbing the par-
ü, 76.

son” at, on St. Kenelm's Day, i, 342.
usual offering at, at Dunton, Clergy, benefit of, iii, 382.
in Essex, ii, 84.

“ Clerk's ale," i, 180, 279.
feast, ii, 80.

Clerks, St. Nicholas's, i, 418.
sermon, ii, 85.

Commons, case of the, i, 436.
CHURCHYARDS, ii, 290-9.

Cliff, co. Kent, custom at, on St.
ghosts keeping the gates of, ii, James's Day, i, 346.

Cligne-musset, ii, 397.


Climacteric year, iii, 267.

| Cock-throwing, custom of, i, 72.
Cloak, turning the, a charm against origin of, wrongly ascribed to
fairies, ii, 503.

Henry V, i, 74.
Clock, the old name for bell, ii, 213.

song on, from Lluellin's
Clocks, introduction of, ii, 213.

poems, i, 78.
Clog, meaning of, i, 468.

Cock vane, whence derived, ii, 56.
Cloud, St., i, 360.

Cock and Pie, sign of, ii, 355.
Cloven-foot, the devil's, i, 517. Cock-lane ghost, iii, 86.
Cloveshoo, litanies or rogations or- COCKLE-BREAD,


ii, 413.
dered by the canons of, i, 203. Cockles, omens of weather, ii, 241.
Clovis, divination practised by, from Cockney, origin of the term, i, 75.

the book of Psalms, at the shrine King of, i, 536.
of St. Martin, iii, 337.

Cocks, shying at, i, 81-2.
Club-ball, ii, 407.

augury by, iii, 219-20.
Coal, superstitious finding of, under and pence, offering of, at the
the roots of mugwort and plantain,

feast of St. Nicholas, i, 131.
i, 334.

Cocks-comb, i, 263.
“Coal-fire, dance round our," i, 310. Coel-coeth, or Coelcerth, custom of,
Coal-mine, vulgar error relating to the i, 389.

opening of a, near London, iii, 379. Coffee-grounds, divination by, iii, 330.
Cob, or cobbing, ii, 411.

Coffin of the present age described
Cob-loaf-stealing, i, 465.

by Durand, ii, 232.
Cock, why dedicated to Apollo, ii, 54. Coffins of Christmas pies, i, 178,528.

threshing of the, i, 80. Coffins called kists, i. e. cliests, in
offered to St. Christopher in

old registers, ii, 232.
Touraine, for the sore called coals flying from the fire in
a white flaw, i, 356.

the shape of, üi, 113.
COCKALL, ii, 412-3.

Coiche-bais, ii, 61.
Cockatrice, iii, 220.

Coif, judge's, antiquity and origin of
COCK-CROWING, time of the morn. the, ii, 117.

ing so called, ii, 51-7. “ Coiffée être né," üži, 114.

different times of, ii, 54-5. Coke, to cry, ii, 58.
COCK-FIGHTING, ii, 57, 63.

Cole, meaning of, in Welsh, i, 124.
supposed to have been intro- Colepexie's fingers, ii, 513.

duced into Britain hy the Coleshill, co. Warwick, Easter cus-
Romans, ii, 60.

tom at, i, 177.
derived from the Athenians, Colin-maillard, ii, 397.
i, 69.

“ Collier's Wedding," ballad of the,
retained in many schools in ii, 160-71.

Scotland till within the last Colliers in the north of England,
century, i, 69.

cock-fighting a favorite sport with
forbidden by the Council of the, ii, 63.
Copria, i, 70.

Collins, story of a mermaid, in notes
a Shrove-Tuesday sport, i, 73. to his Ode to Liberty, iii, 412.
curious notice of, in the Collistrigium, ïïi, 109.

Plumpton correspondence, Collonsey, isle of, custom in, of fan.
i, 79.

ning the face of a sick person with
Cockpit, Whitehall, whence named, the leaves of a Bible, iii, 272,
ii, 61.



Cologne, the Three Kings of the East Cooks, sermon to the, at Oxford, on
the patrons of, i, 364.

fetching in the fly, i, 84.
their names used as a charm, fellowship of, at Newcastle-
iii, 321.

upon-Tyne, keep up bon-
Colt-pixy, ii, 512.

fires on St. John Baptist's
Colts-foot, down flying from, por-

and St. Peter's Eves, i, 318.
tends rain, üi, 245.

Coral, child's, superstitions relating to,
Columbine, the, ascribed to those ii, 85.

who are forsaken, i, 122. Coriander seed, effect of, as a charm,
emblematical of forsaken iii, 297.

lovers and of cuckoldom, Cork, riot at, in 1833, on account of
ii, 199.

St. John's fires, i, 305.
Coming again, or walking of spirits, Cormorants, superstitions concerning,
iii, 67.

iii, 218.
Commendation nine-pence, ii, 90. Corn, spell by pulling stalks of, in
Common fires, i, 301.

Scotland, i, 380.
Common-sewers, omen of weather, blessings on, implored upon
üi, 245.

St. Mark's Day, i, 194.
Communion-table, bowing to the, a payment of, at Martinmas,
ii, 317.

occurs in Domesday, i,
Compitalia," feasts so called of the

ancients, i, 320, 511.

Corning, custom of, in Warwickshire,
Complaynt of Scotland,” account on St. Thomas's Day, i, 392.

of the Borrowing Days from the, Corn lady, or maiden, ii, 25.
ii, 42.

Cornlaiters, ii, 145.
“Conclamatio," the funeral lament Corns, superstitions relating to,
among the Romans, ii, 269.

iri, 242.
Confarreation, ii, 101.

Cornucopiæ, ii, 185.
Congresbury, co. Somerset, Mid-CORNUTES, ii, 181.
summer custom at, i, 336.

Cornutus, etymology of, ii, 184.
Conil's well, St., in Scotland, ii, Cornwall, ceremony observed at

Little Colan, in, on Palın
Conjurors, iii, 56.

Sunday, i, 130.
Connan, St., well of, at Inishail, in May customs retained in, i,
Argyleshire, ii, 372.

Connaught, custom of fasting in, on Whitsuntide customs in, i, 276.
Good Friday, i, 151-2.

lighting bonfires in, on Mid-
“ Connubii Flores, or the well-

summer Eve, i, 302.
wishers at weddings," ii, 161.

poles at the tin-mines of,
Constantinople, sixth council of, for-

crowned with flowers on
bids the lighting up of bonfires at

St. John's Day, i, 318.
new moons, i, 310.

custom of lighting fires in,
Constantinopolitan synod, custom of

on Midsummer Eve, i, 319.
personating bishops anathematised saints' feasts in, ii, 5.
in, i, 421.

harvest dinners in, ii, 26.
Conticinium, ïi, 55.

Madern well, in, ii, 369.
Contracting cup, ii, 90.

St. Enny's well in, ii, 370.
Convulsions, to hold your left thumb punishment of the cucking-
with your right hand in, ii, 343.

stool in, iii, 106.

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