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.
Cornwallis, Henrietta Maria, grave of, Coventry, Corpus Christi plays at,

at Fornham, in Suffolk, stands i, 296.
north and south, ii, 295.

COVENTRY Show FAIR, i, 286-92.
Corporal oath, iii, 394.

its antiquity and origin, i, 286.
Corpse, kept four days among the legend of Peeping Tom, i, 287.

primitive Christians, ii, 229. the Godiva procession, i, 288.
candle, iii, 237-8.

its celebration in 1848, 1, 291.
laying out of a, ii, 231. Cowle, monks used to bury the dead
following of a, to the grave, in, iii, 325.
ii, 249.

Cowlstaffe, riding on a, ii, 189.
carried out of the world feet Cow's tail, an omen of weather,
forward, ii, 275.

üi, 243.
Corpusance, iii, 400.

Cowyll, the name in Wales for the
CORPUS CHRISTI Day and PLAYS, morning gift after marriage, ii, 175.
i, 294-7.

Cox, Francis, retraction of, as a
celebration of, at Aix, in Pro- necromancer, A.D. 1561, iii, 66.
vence, i, 43.

Crabbing the parson," custom of,
ceremonies of, from Nao- on St. Kenelm's Day, i, 342.
georgus, i, 294.

Craiguck, well of, at Avoch, in the
celebration of, in Spain, i, 296. co. of Ross, ii, 368.
held annually on the Thursday Cramp, charm against, iii, 301.

after Trinity Sunday, i, 297. charm for, used in Devon-
Corrantoes, ii, 162.

shire and Cornwall, iii, 311.
Cosens, John, Bishop of Durham, fish, vulgar error concerning
renews the ceremony of

the, iii, 381.
burning candles on the Pu- rings, hallowing of, by the
rification, i, 47.

kings of England, i, 150-1;
alleged superstitions of, ü, 320.

üi, 300-2.
Cosciromancy, iii, 352.

Cranmer, Abp., loss of a MS. belong-
Cosmas, St., i, 359.

ing to, ii, 402.
and Damian, St., i, 359. • Crants,” the German word for gar-
Coten, ii, 412.

lands, ii, 305.
Countries, patron saints of, i, 364-5. Crapaudina, or toadstone, iü, 50-5.
COUNTRY WAKES, called also FEASTS" Crays Week," i, 202.

OF DEDICATION, Rush - Cratche, i, 178.

BEARINGS, &c., ii, 1, 15. Creed, custom of turning to the altar
origin of, ii, 1, 2.

at the, retained at Oxford, ii, 321.
regulation of, under Henry Creeling, custom of, in Scotland,
VIII, ii, 3.

ii, 98.
further regulation of, in the Creeping to the cross on Good Fri-
Book of Sports, ii, 4.

day, i, 152.
ludicrous trait in the descrip- through perforated stones
tion of one, ii, 7.

iii, 293.
celebration of, in Scotland, Cresswell, Madam, funeral sermon of,
ii, 8.

ii, 280.



Cribbidge, ii, 449.

'Crying the mare," ii, 24.
Cricket, game of, ii, 415.

Crystal, sorcerer's, iii, 60-1.
CRICKETS, omens by, iii, 189-90. Cucking, etymology of, iii, 102-3.
Cripple goat, or goabbir bhacagh, CUCKING-STOOL, iii, 102-8.
ii, 24.

description of the, from
Crispin, St., i, 360.

Misson, ii, 104.
Cross, Burness, &c., co. Orkney, New Cuckold, description of, in Poor Ro-
Year customs in the pa-

bin's Almanack, 1699, ii,
rishes of, i, 19.

creeping to the, on Good Fri. thinking of a, in carving, i,
day, i, 152.

371; ii, 199, 200.
holy, recovery of the, by He- of the word, ii, 196, 202.
raclius, i, 351.

Cuckolds, witticisms on, ii, 199, 200.
buns on Good Friday, i, 154. Cuckoo, sucks the eggs of other
candles, i, 48.

birds, ii, 197.
legged, sitting, used as

his note so uniform that his
charm, iii, 257-8.

name in all languages seems
marks on cakes, i, 156.

to be derived from it,
Monday, i, 200.

ii, 197.
or gang-week, i, 201.

superstitions on first hearing
Crosses, praying for the dead at,

the, ii, 197.
ii, 249.

unlucky to have no money in
of palm carried about in the

your pocket when you hear
purse on Palm Sunday, i, 127.

the cuckoo for the first
CROSS-RUFF, game of, ii, 415.

time, ii, 198.
Crossthwaite church, co. Cumb., called, by Green, the cuckold's
privileges of the minister at, i, 369.

chorister, ii, 198.
Crow, plucking a, iii, 393-4.

ale, ii, 198.
killing a, within four miles of spit, vulgar error concerning,
London, iii, 379.

ii, 198.
omens, iii, 212-3.

“Cuerno," ii, 186.
Crowdie, Scotch dish so called, i, 87. Cuerpo, santo, iii, 400.
Crown office, vulgar error concerning Cumberland, New Year customs in,
the, iii, 380.

i, 8, 12.
Crows, superstitions concerning, iii, custom in, on Easter Eve,
212, 244.

i, 159.

concerning, Midsummer fires of, i, 318.
iii, 213.

custom of newly-married pea-
Croyland, the poor's halfpenny of,

sants begging corn in,
i, 351.

ü, 145.
Abbey, custom of giving little bride-wain of, ii, 148-9.

knives at, on St. Bartho- custom of daubing in, ii, 150.
lomew's Day, i, 351.

wake kept with the dead in,
the arms of, three knives,

ii, 228.
i, 351.

doles at funerals in, ii, 288.
Cruden, in Aberdeenshire, late wake luck of Eden Hall in, ii, 487.
at, ü, 228.

Cumwhitton, co. Cumb., wake on the
Crumcakes at Shrovetide, used in eve of St. John at, i, 318.
Barking nunnery, i, 87.

Cup, contracting, ü, 90.



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

Butler's description of the, iii, 62. ii, 514.
CURCUDDOCH,or CURCUDDIE, ii, 415. Darien, herb eaten at, by women in
Curfew-bell, history of the, ii, 220. labour, ii, 297.
Curse against thieves, iü, 80. Dark lanterns, vulgar error relating
Cushion-dance at weddings, ii, 161-2. to, iii, 364.
Cuthbert's well, St., at Eden Hall in Darowen, in Wales, Midsummer fires
Cumberland, ii, 376.

made at, i, 318.
Cuts, drawing of, iii, 337.

Dartmouth, riot at, in 1634, upon
Cuttles, omens of weather, iii, 241. bringing home a Maypole, i, 238.
Cutty wraw," üi, 199.

Darvel Gatherne, i, 359.
Cwintun, hymeneal game in Wales so Daubing, erection of a house of clay
called, ii, 164.

so called, ii, 150.
Cyniver, sport of, in Wales, i, 379. David, St., account of, i, 102, 107.
Cypress, used among evergreens at David's Day, Sr., i, 102-8.
Christmas, i, 523.

wearing of the leek on,
used at funerals by the Romans

i, 106-7.
and other heathens, ii, 252.

proverbial sayings on, i,
retained for the same purpose

in later times, ii, 253.

lines on, i, 104-8.
Cyprus and Paphos, Venus presides

Welshman formerly
over, i, 365.

burnt in effigy, in Eng-

land, on, i, 105.
Dah, meaning of, iii, 394.

amusing origin of the cus.
Daffodil, divination with the, iii, 360.

tom of wearing leeks,
“ Dance round our coal-fire," i, 310.

given in Howell's
Dance with swords, i, 512-14.

Cambrian Antiquities,
Dances, custom of kissing at the be-

i, 108.
ginning of, ii, 148.

David's, St., inquiry in the visitation
Dancing at weddings, ii, 160.

of the diocese of, in 1662, concern-
Joan Sanderson, orthecushion- ing morris dancers, i, 252.
dance, ü, 162.

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, ü, 44.
tends rain, iii, 245.

borrowed, in March, ü, 41.
Danes in England, Hoke Day the of the week, homely rhymes
festival to commemorate

on the, ü, 42-3.
their destruction, i, 185-91. perilous, in the different
massacre of the, by Ethelred,

months, ii, 47-8.
A.D. 1002, i, 185.

Lord Burghley's advice to his
customs among the, relating

son concerning, ii, 48.
to newborn children, ii, 73. Dead, watching with the, ii, 225-30.
the tyranny of the, gives rise unlawful, anciently, to bury
to the custom of pledging,

the, within cities, ii, 291.
ü, 325.

Dead man's hand, iii, 153.
Danish women, amulets used by, he- DEAD MEN's Candles, ii, 237-8.

fore they put a newborn infant Dead Ruttle, iii, 232.
into the cradle, ii, 73.

" Deas Soil," jü, 286.

Death-bed superstitions, ii, 230. Devil, figure of the, burnt on the
howl in Africa, ii, 273.

anniversary of Queen Eliza-
mould or mole, iii, 177.

beth's accession, i, 405.
omens peculiar to families, Devil's bit, herb so called, ii, 522.
iii, 227.

Devonshire, custom in the South-
warrant, vulgar error about

hams of, on the eve of the
signing the, iii, 379.

Epiphany, i, 28.
WATCH, iii, 225-6.

bonfires in, on Midsummer
DEATHS, Costoms At, ii, 202, 317.

Eve, i, 311.
Debtor, vulgar error concerning the superstition in, relating to the
body of a, iii, 379.

oxen, on Christmas Eve,
Debtors, custom of exacting garnish

i, 473.
money from, i, 433.

custom of burning the Christ-
Deck of cards, ii, 449.

mas block continued in,

i, 467.

harvest custom of, ii, 20.
MAS, i, 519-25.

a song made use of in, in

ploughing with oxen, ii, 29.
araong the Jews, ii, 1.

inhabitants of, call the three
excesses at, in Naogeorgus's

first days of March “ Blind
time, ii, 9-10.

Days,” ii, 43.
Dee, Dr., conjurations of, ii, 61.

custom in, on Royal Oak Day,
Deitht-thraw, iii, 234.

i, 275-6.
Delos, the inhabitants of, lovers of death-bed superstitions in, ii,
cock-fighting, ii, 59.

Denmark, St. Anscbarius and St. superstition in, concerning
Canute the patron saints

bees, iii, 300-1.
of, i, 365.

superstition in, for curing the
goose eaten in, upon St.

chin-cough, ii, 272.
Martin's Eve, i, 368.

cruelty in, towards field mice,
Denis, St., i, 364-5.

iii, 290-3.
sition," celebrity of, in foreign charm against agues in, iii, 298.
universities, i, 433.

ring superstition in, iii, 300.
Derby, Ferdinand Earl of, his death at Dew and new leaves in estimation on
tributed to witchcraft, iïi, 11.

the Nativity of St. John
Derbyshire, continuance of the cus-

Baptist, i, 311.
tom of rush-bearing in, cakes given to those who en.
ii, 14.

tered Trophonius's cave,
death-bed superstitions in,

iii, 300.
ii, 230.

“ Diablo," ii, 136.
garlands in churches in, ii, 302. Diamond,the, used as a charm, iii,300.
Deritend chapel, Birmingham, ii,325. Dibbs, game of, ii, 413.
Designatores," ii, 283.

Dick a Tuesday, iii, 396.
Dessil, ii, 385, 486.

Dier, Mrs., practises conjuration
Deuce, a popular name for the devil, against Queen Elizabeth, iii, 11.
explained, ii, 521.

“ Dies atri et albi," ii, 44.
Devil, POPULAR NOTIONS 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-
qi, 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.

Doge of Venice, espousal of the
Diseases, particular, names of saints Adriatic by, i, 209.
invoked against, i, 363.

Dogs, not allowed to pass between
Disguising, Christmas custom of,

a couple to be married,
i, 461-3.

ii, 170.
forbidden by King Henry HOWLING OF, iii, 184-6.
VIJI, i, 465.

Dismas, St., i, 364.

FUNERALS, ii, 287.
Distaff and spindle formerly carried Dolphin, an omen of weather, iii, 240.
before a bride, ii, 133.

“ Dominica Refectionis," i, ill.
Distaff's Day, St., or the morrow Donatian, St., i, 364.
after Twelfth Day, i, 32.

Donne, Mr., bequest of, for the
DIVINATION, iii, 329-60.

ringing of Bow bells, ii, 224.
- on May Day, preserved in Dooinney-oie, or nightman, the,

Gay's Shepherd's Week, iii, 414.
i, 217.

Dore, Mary, the parochial witch of
with nuts, i, 379, -1.

Beaulieu, iii, 14.
with apple-parings, i, 385. DOREE, iïi, 362.
AT WEDDINGS, ii, 165. Dorinda, lines to, on Valentine's Day,
by drawing cards, ii, 451. i, 55.
by the psalter, iji, 338. Dorsetshire, custom in, on Easter
by arrows, iii, 331.

Eve, i, 160.

of perambulation in,
BIBLE Lots, iii, 336.

Rogation week,

i, 206.
BONE, üi, 339-40.

Douay, figure of a giant annually
by bachelor's buttons, iii, 340. burnt at, i, 325.
BY THE ERECTION OF FI- Douce, Francis, his translation of an

GURES ASTROLOGICAL, ii, Anglo-Norman Carol, i, 482.

Dovers meeting, i, 277.
BY THE FINGER-NAILS, iii, Doves, superstitions concerning, iü,

BY SIEVE AND SHEARS, iii, Dough, meaning of, i, 526.

Dower, the woman's, anciently as.
BY ONIONS AND FAGGOTS, signed at the church door, ii, 133.
ii, 356.

Downy well, at Nigg, in Scotland,
BY A GREEN IVY-LEA), iii, ii, 376.

Drachaldy, well of, ü, 380.
BY FLOWERS, iii, 358. Draco volans, iii, 402.
Divining rod, iii, 332-5.

Dragon, custom of carrying about
employed for the discovery of

the figure of a, on Mid.
lodes of ore, iii, 333.

summer Eve, i, 320.

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