Cornwall, charms, variety of, in, iii, | Country wakes, &c., the wake from
Herrick's Hesperides, ii, 12.


superstition in, for curing the Court of Requests, custom at, of
chincough, iii, 272.
"chumming-up," ii, 451-2.
Coventry, Corpus Christi plays at,
i, 296.

Cornwallis, Henrietta Maria, grave of,
at Fornham, in Suffolk, stands
north and south, ii, 295.
Corporal oath, iii, 394.
Corpse, kept four days among the
primitive Christians, ii, 229.
candle, iii, 237-8.
laying out of a, ii, 231.
following of a, to the grave,
ii, 249.

carried out of the world feet
forward, ii, 275.
Corpusance, iii, 400.
i, 294-7.

celebration of, at Aix, in Pro-
vence, i, 43.
ceremonies of, from Nao-
georgus, i, 294.
celebration of, in Spain, i, 296.
held annually on the Thursday
after Trinity Sunday, i, 297.

Corrantoes, ii, 162.
Cosens, John, Bishop of Durham,
renews the ceremony of
burning candles on the Pu-
rification, i, 47.

alleged superstitions of, ii, 320.
Cosciromancy, iii, 352.
Cosmas, St., i, 359.


its antiquity and origin, i, 286.
legend of Peeping Tom, i, 287.
the Godiva procession, i, 288.
its celebration in 1848, i, 291.
Cowle, monks used to bury the dead
in, iii, 325.

Cowlstaffe, riding on a, ii, 189.
Cow's tail, an omen of weather,
iii, 243.

Cowyll, the name in Wales for the

morning gift after marriage, ii, 175.
Cox, Francis, retraction of, as a

necromancer, A.D. 1561, iii, 66.
"Crabbing the parson," custom of,
on St. Kenelm's Day, i, 342.
Craiguck, well of, at Avoch, in the
co. of Ross, ii, 368.
Cramp, charm against, iii, 301.

charm for, used in Devon-
shire and Cornwall, iii, 311.
fish, vulgar error concerning
the, iii, 381.

rings, hallowing of, by the
kings of England, i, 150-1;
iii, 300-2.

Cranmer, Abp., loss of a MS. belong-
ing to, ii, 402.

"Crants," the German word for gar-
lands, ii, 305.
Crapaudina, or toadstone, iii, 50-5.

Cratche, i, 178.

and Damian, St., i, 359.
Coten, ii, 412.
Countries, patron saints of, i, 364-5.
COUNTRY WAKES, called also FEASTS" Crays Week," i, 202.
BEARINGS, &c., ii, 1, 15.
origin of, ii, 1, 2.
regulation of, under Henry
VIII, ii, 3.
further regulation of, in the
Book of Sports, ii, 4.
ludicrous trait in the descrip-

tion of one, ii, 7.
celebration of, in Scotland,

ii, 8.

Creed, custom of turning to the altar
at the, retained at Oxford, ii, 321.
Creeling, custom of, in Scotland,
ii, 98.

Creeping to the cross on Good Fri-
day, i, 152.

through perforated stones
iii, 293.

Cresswell, Madam, funeral sermon of,
ii, 280.

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Cunning inan, or fortune-teller, Daoine Shi', a species of fairies

ii, 514.

Butler's description of the, iii, 62.
Curfew-bell, history of the, ii, 220.
Curse against thieves, iii, 80.
Cushion-dance at weddings, ii, 161-2.
Cuthbert's well, St., at Eden Hall in
Cumberland, ii, 376.

Cuts, drawing of, iii, 337.
Cuttles, omens of weather, iii, 241.
Cutty wraw," iii, 199.

Cwintun, hymeneal game in Wales so
called, ii, 164.

Cyniver, sport of, in Wales, i, 379.
Cypress, used among evergreens at
Christmas, i, 523.
used at funerals by the Romans

and other heathens, ii, 252.
retained for the same purpose
in later times, ii, 253.
Cyprus and Paphos, Venus presides
over, i, 365.

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Dab, meaning of, iii, 394.

Daffodil, divination with the, iii, 360.
"Dance round our coal-fire," i, 310.
Dance with swords, i, 512-14.
Dances, custom of kissing at the be-
ginning of, ii, 148.

Dancing at weddings, ii, 160.

Darien, herb eaten at, by women in
labour, iii, 297.

Danish women, amulets used by, he-
fore they put a newborn infant
into the cradle, ii, 73.

Dark lanterns, vulgar error relating
to, iii, 364.

Darowen, in Wales, Midsummer fires
made at, i, 318.

Dartmouth, riot at, in 1634, upon

bringing home a Maypole, i, 238.
Darvel Gatherne, i, 359.
Daubing, erection of a house of clay
so called, ii, 150.

David, St., account of, i, 102, 107.
DAVID'S DAY, ST., i, 102-8.

wearing of the leek on,
i, 106-7.

Joan Sanderson, or the cushion-
dance, ii, 162.

David's, St., inquiry in the visitation
of the diocese of, in 1662, concern-
ing morris dancers, i, 252.
Davy Jones, iii, 240.

D'Ancre, Marshal, the wife of, exe- Day, civil and political, divided into
cuted as a witch, iii, 11, 31.
thirteen parts, ii, 55.
Dandelion, flying of down from, por- DAYS LUCKY or UNLUCKY, ii, 44.
tends rain, iii, 245.
borrowed, in March, ii, 41.
Danes in England, Hoke Day the of the week, homely rhymes

on the, ii, 42-3.

festival to commemorate
their destruction, i, 185-91.
massacre of the, by Ethelred,

A.D. 1002, i, 185.

customs among the, relating|

to newborn children, ii, 73.
the tyranny of the, gives rise
to the custom of pledging,
ii, 325.

perilous, in the different
months, ii, 47-8.
Lord Burghley's advice to his
son concerning, ii, 48.
watching with the, ii, 225-30.
unlawful, anciently, to bury
the, within cities, ii, 291.
Dead man's hand, iii, 153.
DEAD MEN'S Candles, iii, 237-8.
Dead Ruttle, iii, 232.
"Deas Soil," iii, 286.

proverbial sayings on, i,


lines on, i, 104-8.


Welshman formerly
burnt in effigy, in Eng-
land, on, i, 105.
amusing origin of the cus-
tom of wearing leeks,
given in Howell's
Cambrian Antiquities,
i, 108.

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Denis, St., i, 364-5.

"Deposition," celebrity of, in foreign

universities, i, 433.

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Designatores," ii, 283.

Dessil, ii, 385, 486.

|Devil, figure of the, burnt on the
anniversary of Queen Eliza-
beth's accession, i, 405.

Devil's bit, herb so called, ii, 522.
Devonshire, custom in the South-
hams of, on the eve of the
Epiphany, i, 28.

bonfires in, on Midsummer
Eve, i, 311.
superstition in, relating to the
oxen, on Christmas Eve,
i, 473.

Deuce, a popular name for the devil,
explained, ii, 521.


custom of burning the Christ-
mas block continued in,
i, 467.

harvest custom of, ii, 20.
a song made use of in, in

ploughing with oxen, ii, 29.
inhabitants of, call the three
first days of March "Blind
Days," ii, 43.

custom in, on Royal Oak Day,
i, 275-6.

charm against agues in, iii, 298.
ring superstition in, iii, 300.

Derby, Ferdinand Earl of, his death at Dew and new leaves in estimation on
tributed to witchcraft, iii, 11.
Derbyshire, continuance of the cus-

the Nativity of St. John
Baptist, i, 311.

tom of rush-bearing in,
ii, 14.

death-bed superstitions in,
ii, 230.

garlands in churches in, ii, 302.
Deritend chapel, Birmingham, ii, 325.

death-bed superstitions in, ii,

superstition in, concerning
bees, iii, 300-1.
superstition in, for curing the
chin-cough, iii, 272.

cruelty in, towards field mice,
iii, 290-3.

cakes given to those who en-
tered Trophonius's cave,
iii, 300.
"Diablo," ii, 186.

Diamond,the, used as a charm, iii,300.
Dibbs, game of, ii, 413.
Dick a Tuesday, iii, 396.

Dier, Mrs., practises conjuration
against Queen Elizabeth, iii, 11.
"Dies atri et albi," ii, 44.
CON-"Dies Ægyptiaci," i, 39; ii, 47.
CERNING THE APPARITION Dijon, custom at, upon the first Sun-
OF THE, ii, 517-22.

day in Lent, i, 100.

Dilston Hall, co. Northumberland, | Docks, seeds of, used as a charm,
brook at, ii, 368.
iii, 314.
DINING WITH DUKE HUMPHREY, Dodd, Dr., singular superstition prac
iii, 384-5.
tised at the execution of, iii, 276.
Dinners, burial, instances of, in for- Dog-hanging, the name for a money-
mer times, ii, 238.
gathering at a wedding in Essex,
Diocletian, story of the emperor, ii, 150.
iii, 158.

Diseases, particular, names of saints
invoked against, i, 363.
Disguising, Christmas custom of,
i, 461-3.

forbidden by King Henry
VIII, i, 465.

Dismas, St., i, 364.
Distaff and spindle formerly carried
before a bride, ii, 133.
Distaff's Day, St., or the morrow
after Twelfth Day, i, 32.
DIVINATION, iii, 329-60.

on May Day, preserved in
Gay's Shepherd's Week,
i, 217.

with nuts, i, 379, -1.
with apple-parings, i, 385.
AT WEDDINGS. ii, 165.
by drawing cards, ii, 451.
by the psalter, iii, 338.
by arrows, iii, 331.

BIBLE LOTS, iii, 336.

BONE, iii, 339-40.


by bachelor's buttons, iii, 340.



iii, 356.


BY FLOWERS, iii, 358.
Divining rod, iii, 332-5.

employed for the discovery of
lodes of ore, iii, 333.

Doge of Venice, espousal of the
Adriatic by, i, 209.

Dogs, not allowed to pass between
a couple to be married,
ii, 170.

HOWLING OF, iii, 184-6.
FUNERALS, ii, 287.

Dolphin, an omen of weather, iii, 240.
"Dominica Refectionis," i, 111.
Donatian, St., i, 364.

Donne, Mr., bequest of, for the
ringing of Bow bells, ii, 224.
Dooinney-oie, or nightman, the,
iii, 414.

Dore, Mary, the parochial witch of
Beaulieu, iii, 14.

DOREE, iii, 362.
Dorinda, lines to, on Valentine's Day,
i, 55.

Dorsetshire, custom in, on Easter
Eve, i, 160.

of perambulation in,
Rogation week,
i, 206.

Douay, figure of a giant annually
burnt at, i, 325.

Douce, Francis, his translation of an
Anglo-Norman Carol, i, 482.
Dovers meeting, i, 277.
Doves, superstitions concerning, iii,

Dough, meaning of, i, 526.
Dower, the woman's, anciently as-

signed at the church door, ii, 133.
Downy well, at Nigg, in Scotland,
ii, 376.

Drachaldy, well of, ii, 380.
Draco volans, iii, 402.
Dragon, custom of carrying about
the figure of a, on Mid-
summer Eve, i, 320.

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