Hesket, in Cumberland, court for the | HOBBY HORSE, the, i, 267.

forest of Englewood kept at, on
St. Barnabas's Day, i, 245.

Heston, co. Midd., custom of cock-
throwing at, i, 77.

gathering of fern seed at, on
St. John Baptist's Eve, i,


Hexham, form of inviting to burials
at, by the public bellman of the
town, ii, 250.

"Hiccius doctius," iii, 61.
Highgate, custom of swearing stran-
gers at, ii, 195.
Highlanders, burn juniper before their
cattle on New Year's Day,
i, 13.

funeral customs of, ii, 240.
second sight among the, iii,

girdles used in the, for women
in labour, ii, 67.

superstitions in the, respecting
children, ii, 79.

manner of a Highland lord's
funeral, ii, 240.
superstitions in, concerning
lakes and fountains, ii,

verses on, from Herrick's
Hesperides, ii, 18.
Hockey cake, ii, 22.
Hocking at Whitsuntide, i, 281.
Hoc-tide, i, 187.

passages in the old historians
relating to, i, 186-7.
etymology of, i, 187.
Hoc Tuesday, i, 186.
Hocus pocus, iii, 61.
Hoddesdon, custom at, on Shrove
Tuesday, i, 82.

make anything a sign of rain,
iii, 245.
Highlands of Scotland, weather HODENING, GOINGA, i, 474.
omens on New Year's Eve, Hoghemenay, i, 460.
i, 10.
Hogs foreshow storms, iii, 244.
Beltein custom retained in the," Hoisting," ceremony of, ii, 195.
i, 224.
HOKE DAY, i, 184-91.

charms practised in the, iii,
295, 304.

Hilary, St., patron of coopers, i,
Hindostan, the gipsies supposed ori-
ginally to have come from, iii,

Hiring fairs in Scotland, ii, 455.
Hitchin, co. Hertf., mode of observing
May Day in, i, 229-30.
harvest custom at, ii, 24.
HOB or NOB, ii, 348.
Hob Monday, i, 348.

custom of, at Minehead,
on the 1st of May, i, 227.
earliest vestige of the, i,

dialogue concerning, in the
Vow-breaker, i, 268.
at Christmas, i, 492-3.
HOBGOBLIN, ii, 514.
Hock-cart, ii, 22.

etymologies of, i, 185-7.
Withers's allusion to, i,

Holidays, law of King Alfred con-
cerning, i, 177.

Holland, St. Mary the patron saint
for, i, 364.

childbirth custom in, ii, 72.
Dr. Thomas, sermon of, on
Queen Elizabeth's accession,
i, 406.

Holly, carol of the time of Henry VI
in praise of the, i, 522.
Holly-boy, sport of the, in Kent, i, 68.
and Ivy-girl, i, 68.
Holt, Sir -, annual custom, at
Christmas, in the house of, at
Aston, near Birmingham, i, 472.
Holy Days, the landmarks to distin-
guish times, ii, 41.
Holy Island, custom of "petting" in,
ii, 167.

HOLY ROOD DAY, i, 351-2.
Holy Saturday, i, 161.
HOLY THURSDAY, procession on, i,


Ascension Day, so called
among the Anglo-Saxons,
i, 202.

rites performed at wells on,
ii, 378.

Holy water, casting of, upon a corpse,
ii, 255.

Holy wells, ii, 366.

HOT-COCKLES, i, 516; ii, 421.


Hooker, Richard, an encourager of
parochial perambulations, i, 203.
Hoop, trundling the, ii, 421.
Hooping-cough, cure for the, iii,

recipe for making a holy well, Houghton le Spring, custom called
ii, 386.
Orders" used in the grammar-
school at, i, 441.
Houseleek, why planted on cottages,
ii, 317.
never stricken by thunder, iii,


Hoopoe, iii, 221.

Hop-pickers in Kent, custom among
the, described in Smart's Hop-.
garden, ii, 32.
Hopkins, Matthew, the witch-finder,
iii, 26.

HOPPINGS, ii, 1, 15.

derivation of the term, ii, 8.
Hoquinanno, i, 460.
Horace promises presents to a foun-
tain at his Sabine villa, ii, 377.
Horley, co. Surrey, extracts from the
churchwardens' accounts of, i, 342,

Horses blooded on St. Stephen's Day,
i, 582.

charms and superstitions re-
lating to, iii, 243, 304.
Horseshoes nailed on the thresholds
of doors against witches,
iii, 17.

still seen at doors in Mon-
mouth street, iii, 17.

lucky to find, iii, 17, 251.

Hose, casting of the bride's left, ii,


Horn fair, held at Charlton, in Kent,

account of, ii, 194.

Hornie, a name for the Devil, ii, 521.
Horns, drinking out of, i, 213.

blowing of, on May Day, i, 213.
why appropriated to cuckolds,
ii, 184.

"How to know what trade your hus-
band will be," on Midsummer Eve,
i, 336.

Howdy, or howdy wife, the midwife
so called in the North of England,
iii, 116.

Howling at funerals, ii, 269-71.
HOWLING of Dogs, iii, 184.
Hoxce money, i, 189.
Hubert, St., i, 360-4.
Huckle-bones, casting of, ii, 412.
Huggett, Roger, collections of, for the
history of Windsor and Eton Col-
leges, i, 438.
Hugh's Day, St., i, 431.


Horn of abundance, ii, 185.
Hornedness of the new moon, iii, 150, Huldryche, St., i, 364-5.


Huli festival among the Hindoos, i,


"Hulluloo," ii, 269.
iii, 384-5.

Huniades, titular King of Hungary,
the name of, used to frighten chil-
dren, ii, 516.

HORNS, vulgar saying of husbands HUNT the SLIPPER, i, 517; ii, 422.
wearing, ii, 185-6-7.
Hunter's-hoop, a drinking term, ii,
Horoscopes, iii, 341.
"Horse and Hattock," a term used Hunting the gowk, i, 140.
by fairies, ii, 504.


the ram at Eton School, i, 440,

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Irish, funeral elegies among the, Jack and Gill, harvest in Bedford-
ii, 281.

shire, ii, 24.
JACKDAWS, superstitions concerning
iii, 218.

game so called, ii, 422.
superstitions of the, ii, 507;
iii, 149, 257, 268, 290. | Jack-o'-Lent, i, 101-2.
relating to eclipses, iii, Jack-stones, game of, in Ireland, ii


relating to salt, iii, 165.
custom of the, at putting out
a candle, iii, 182.

divinations among, by the
bladebone, iii, 340.
Iron, ostriches eating and digesting,
iii, 365.

Irving, Washington, his account of
his first seeing a May-pole, i, 236.
Isis and Osiris, the patrons of the
Egyptians, i, 365.

Islip, custom at, on Shrove Tuesday,
i, 88.

May Day, i, 219.

the 5th of November, i, 300.
Christmas mummings at, i,

Italians, their mode of scoffing and
saying, "Ecco, la fico," ii, 182-3.
Italy, Spain, and Provence, sports
with eggs in, i, 170.
May customs in, i, 228.

custom in, on St. Nicholas's
Day, i, 420.

Jackall, vulgar error concerning the,
iii, 381.

Jacks, drinking vessels so named, ii,

Jacob's stone, iii, 294.
James I, fond of cock-fighting, ii, 62.
apophthegm of, relating to the
devil, ii, 363.

his Counter-blast to Tobacco,
ii, 363-4.

extracts from his Dæmonology,
iii, 2, 10, 21-2, 40.
supposed conjuration against,
by witches, when he was in
Denmark, iii, 40.

James II, King, omens at his coro-
nation, iii, 112.

JAMES'S DAY, ST., i, 346.
Januarius, St., i, 364.

January, first night of, superstition
on, at Kirkmichael, in Banff-
shire, i, 9.
sports among the heathens on
the kalends of, i, 510.

harvests in, earlier than with January 30th, i, 10.
us, ii, 24.

Jack-in-the-green, on May Day, i,

Jack with a lantern, iii, 397.

bells at Newcastle-upon-
Tyne muffled on, every
year, ii, 219.

Ivy forbidden by the early Christians
to be used in decorating
houses at Christmas, i, 519.
epigram on, i, 520.
used as the vintners' sign,

ii, 352.

girl, i, 68.

sport of, in East Kent, Jesmond, St. Mary's well at, ii, 380.
i, 68.
Jesters, i, 263-4.
IVY-LEAF, GREEN, DIVINATION BY Jeu de merelles, ii, 430.
A, iii, 357.
JEW, WANDERING, iii, 360-1.

Jewel, Bishop, observations of, con-
cerning witches, iii, 11.
Jewes eare, a mushroom or excre-
scence so called, iii, 283.

Japanese weddings, lamps and flam-
beaux used at, ii, 158.
Jaundice, charm practised in the
Highlands for the cure of, iii, 299.
Jefferies, Anne, supposed intercourse
of, with fairies, ii, 478-9.

Jewish wives, at the Feast of the JOHN
Passover, place hard eggs upon a
table, i, 171.

Jews, the ring used by the, as a cove-
nant, ii, 103.

modern, matrimonial customs of
the, ii, 142.

used trumpets for bells, ii, 213.
funeral customs of the, ii, 236,
-pluck grass as they return from
the grave, ii, 266.
superstitions among the, relating

to shoes and stockings, iii, 167.
pare their nails on a Friday, iii,

Job, St., i, 364.

Jockie-blind-man, ii, 398.


charm with nails made on,
iii, 301.
on his day, i, 534.
John Port-Latin, St., i, 365.

Jimmal, or gimmal rings, ii, 96.
Jimmers, explanation of, ii, 96.

"Joan Sanderson, or the cushion-John's College, St., Oxford, description
dance," ii, 162.
of the Christmas Prince
at, i, 498.

Joane of Stow, Mother, the charm of,

iii, 270.

ancient candle-socket of
stone at, i, 467.

John's wort, St., stuck over doors at
Midsummer, i, 307.

Joint, hitting the, by thinking on a
cuckold, i, 371; ii, 199, 200.
Joint-ring, a token among betrothed
lovers, ii, 93.


BAPTIST'S DAY, sermon at
Magdalen College, Ox-
ford, on, i, 335.
Stow's account of the cere-
monies formerly used on
the eve of, in London, i,

extract from a curious ho-
mily" de Festo S.Johannis
Baptistæ," i, 299.
divinations on, cited from
the Trullan Council, i,

Joggs," ii, 470.

John, King, custom at Alnwick said
to have been instituted by, i, 194.
John, St., i, 361-3-5.
John XIII, Pope, consecrates a large
bell in the Lateran Church, ii, 214.
John Baptist, St., i. 363.

implored for a benediction on
wine upon his day, i, 335.
298, 337.
Gebelin's account of the" Julbrod," i, 526.
custom of making fires on,
i, 298, 301.

Julian, St., i, 364.
Juliana, St., i, 360.
Julklaps, i, 478.
"Juncus," ii, 13.

account of from an ancient

calendar, i, 311.
bonfires and other ceremo-
nies on the eve of, i, 298,
festivities on, at Alcala, in

Spain, i, 317.
Naogeorgus's account of the
rites of this festivity, i,

Joseph, St., i, 364.
Judas candles, i, 48.
eares, iii, 283.

Iscariot, effigy of, on Good
Friday, i, 153.
Julbock, i, 514.

June, ancient mezzotinto represent-
ing the month of, i, 310.
Juniper burnt before the cattle in the
Highlands on New Year's Day,
i, 13; iii, 274.

Justices of peace, during the com-
monwealth, empowered to marry
people, ii, 107.

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