Pigmies, iii, 381.
Pigs, an it please the, i, 358.
St. Anthony's, i, 358.
Pigsney, or Pigsnie, i, 75.
Pilgrimages to wells, ii, 376; iii, 295.

Pills, superstitions relating to the
taking of, in equal number, iii, 267.
Pin-drinking, ii, 326.
Pine, branches of, among the signs of
death in houses, ii, 253.
Pine-apples, omens of weather, iii,

Pinner, co. Middlesex, custom of cock-
throwing formerly made a matter
of public celebrity at, i, 80.
Pins, thrown into wells, ii, 370.
Pirva, Peruvian, ii, 21.
Pitching-pence, paid at fairs, ii, 459.
Πιθοιγιά, i, 402.

Pius the Fifth, Pope, canonization of,
i, 405.

Pix, an it please the, i, 358.
Pixy, ii, 513.

passage relating to, in Ned-
ham's History of the
Rebellion, i, 530.


PILLORY, punishment of the, iii, 109." Poculum charitatis," i, 4.
Pillow stuffed with the feathers of a "Poesies," nosegays so called by the
dove, ii, 230.
vulgar in the North of England, ii,

Planets, omens from the, iii, 241.
Plantain, looking for coal under the
root of, on Midsummer Eve, i, 334.
Plate-garlands of London, i, 247.
Plays performed on Shrove Tuesday,
i, 64.

Corpus Christi, performed at
Coventry, i, 296.

Please the pigs, iii, 394.
PLEDGING, ii, 325.

Plough, leading the, about the fire,

i, 506.

Ploughings, sacred, celebrated by the
Athenians, i, 510.

Plow-gathering," i, 506.
Plow-light, i, 506.
PLUCKING A CROW, iii, 393.

of the Chinese, i, 510.

Ploughman's feasting days, as enume-
rated by Tusser, ii, 26.
PLOUGH MONDAY, i, 506-8.
Plow-boys, or morris dancers, drama
performed by, in Lincolnshire, i,

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Point, tying the, ii, 170.
Points given to children on Ascen-
sion Day, i, 205.
bridegroom's, ii, 128.
at weddings, ii, 130.
"Poisson d'Avril" among the French,
i, 135.

Poker, holding the, before the fire,
to drive away the witch, iii, 310.
Poland, St. Stanislaus and St. Hede-
riga the patron saints of,
i, 364.

custom in, when the Gospel is
reading, ii, 321.

Pole, barber's, ii, 358-9-60.
Pomegranate flowers used as a charm,
iii, 298.
Pome-water, i, 17.
Poor-rates of modern origin, i, 291.
Pope and Devil, figures of, formerly

burnt on the day of Queen Eliza-
beth's accession, i, 407.

Porch verse, from Herrick's Hespe-
rides, ii, 135.

Porcupine, vulgar error concerning
the, iii, 381.

Porpesse, an omen of the weather,
iii, 240.

Portland, Isle of, betrothing customs
at, ii, 87.

custom of preaching funeral
sermons retained at, ii, 279.
Portuni, ii, 478.

Posset, eating a, at going to bed, a
custom of our ancestors, ii,

sack, composition of the, ii,

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Queen's College, Oxford, boar's-head | Ramsgate, Christmas custom of going
a hodening at, i, 474.
Randy beggars, iii, 99.
Rank, distinction of, preserved in the
North of England in the tolling of
the soul bell, ii, 212.
Ratcliffe, ram's horns at, in Hentzner's
time, ii, 194.

carol at, i, 485.
ceremony adhered to by the
scholars at, who place their
thumbs on the table when
waiting on the fellows,ii, 327.
Questions and commands, i, 466.
Quince pear, eating of a, ii, 132.
Quinces, effect of, as a charm, iii, 297.
Quindena Paschæ, i, 187.
Quinquagesima Sunday, play acted on, Raw head and bloody bones, ii, 516.
at Auxerre, i, 504.
week, i, 99.

Rat omens, iii, 187-9.
Raven superstitions, iii, 211-2-44.

Red herring on Easter Day, i, 167.
Red lattice at alehouses, meaning of
the, ii, 353.

Quinquatria, i, 418.

Quintain, Fitzstephen's description of
it, i, 177.

running at, at marriages, ii,

Quintal, throwing the, ii, 155.
Quintan, St., i, 364.

Quirinalia, description of the, i, 133. REMORA, iii, 381.

Quirinus, St., i, 364.

Rabdomanteia, iii, 332.
RACES, ii, 436.

Radnorshire, custom of dancing in the
churchyards in, ii, 298.

Rag well, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
ii, 380.

Rags, custom of leaving at wells, ii,

use of, as charms in Persia, ii,

Red rose planted on the graves of
persons distinguished for their
goodness, ii, 310.

Red Sea, ghosts laid in the, iii, 72.
Relics, superstitious, shown in monas-
teries, ii, 79.

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Rennes, in Brittany, custom of married
people claiming a flitch of bacon
at, ii, 181.

Resurrection of our Saviour, ancient
celebration of, i, 167.

left on trees in the interior of
Africa, by persons crossing
the wilderness, ii, 383.
Rain, prophecy concerning, on St.
Swithin's Day, i, 341.
on St. Simon and St. Jude's
Day, i, 375-6.
omens of, iii, 241.
Ram, Eton custom of hunting the, i, Ribands on May Day, i, 222.

"Reveille Matin,” ii, 176.
REVELLINGS, ii, 2, 3.
Reversis, ii, 450.

Revesby Abbey, account of a morris
drama played at, in 1779, i, 513.
"Rex Convivii," i, 26.
"Rex Fabarum," i, 24.
"Rey de Havas," i, 23.
Rhamadan, Mahomedan feast of, iii,


Rhodes, annual custom at, of carrying
Silenus in procession at Easter, ii,


Riband, riding for the, in Westmore-
land, ii, 156.

colours of, explained, ii, 111.
toasts of bits of, mentioned in
Hudibras, ii, 340.

Richard I, the name of, used by the
Turks and Saracens to their horses,
ii, 516.

Richmond, co. Surrey, visited in 1783 | Rings, fairy, ii, 479-80.
by morris dancers from Abington,
i, 252.

"Richmond wedding," print of the Ripon,

procession of the, ii, 192.

Riding, virtue of an elder-stick in,

iii, 284.

for the bride cake in Leicester-
shire, ii, 155.

for the riband in Westmore-
land, ii, 156.

the stang, representation of,
in Hoefnagle's Views in
Spain, ii, 188.

supposed heathen origin of
the, ii, 101.

verses on, from Herrick's Hes-
perides, ii, 102.

Prometheus the supposed in-
ventor of the, ii, 102.
poems relating to the, ii, 102,

how directed to be put on, ii,

worn by the ancient Greeks
and Romans, ii, 104.
hallowing of the, ii, 106.
RING and BRIDE CAKE, ii, 100.
RING, DIVERSION of the, ii, 437.
RING, RIDING at the, ii, 437.

Rifarts, i, 113.
Riffeling, i, 281.

Ring of singular virtue presented to
King Edward the Confessor,
i, 150.

gold, with orpyne plants for a Robin Hood, i, 258.

device, i, 330.

of the door, binding of the, in
Holland, ii, 72.
marriage, ii, 100.

in the candle, iii, 181.
charms by, iii, 300-1.
in Yorkshire, custom at, on the
Sunday before Candlemas
Day, i, 49.

Easter customs observed at,
i, 167.

custom at, in Rogation Week,
i, 198.

custom at, on All Souls' Eve,
i, 392.

Ringlets of grass, ii, 480.

Rings, hallowing of, on Good Friday,

i, 150.

Christmas customs at, i, 468,
527, 531.
Robbers called St. Nicholas's clerks,
i, 418.

St. Martin's, ii, 95.

formerly given away at wed-
dings, ii, 106.

Robigalia, i, 202.

Robin Bad-fellow, ii, 514.
ROBIN GOOD-FELLOW, ii, 508-16.

not always a constituent part
of the morris, i, 253.
the choosing of, mentioned in
Skene's Regiam Majesta-
tem, i, 259.

gathering of, i, 259.
styled King of the May, i,


first mentioned by Fordun,
the Scottish historian, i, 261.
ROBIN REDBREAST, iii, 191-3.
Roche Abbey, Yorkshire, derivation

of the name of, i, 350.
ROCH'S DAY, ST., i, 350.
Rochus, St., i, 364.
Rocke, St., i, 365.
Rocke Monday, i, 63, 350.

Ring-finger, account of the, from Rodez, in Rovergne, Abbé de la Mal-

Levina's Lemorius, ii, 104.

gouverné at, i, 504.

and May game, illustrations
of the expenses attending,
i, 259-60.

Rogation days, origin of, i, 197, 200-


ceremonies ordered on, by
Queen Elizabeth, i, 204.
visitation articles concerning,

i, 204.

Gall, St., i, 364.
Galliards, ii, 162.
Gallicet, St., i, 365.
"Gallorum pugna," i, 76.

Gallus, St., i, 365.

Gallows, or gibbet, chips or cuttings

from a, a cure for the ague,

iii, 276-7.
woman marrying a man under" Geho," antiquity of the term, ii, 15.
the, to save him from exe- Gemmel, or gemow rings, ii, 96.
cution, iii, 379.
Genevieve, St., i, 364-5.
Genii, doctrine of, as attendants upon
human beings, i, 367.
Genoa, St. John Baptist the patron
of, i, 364.
Genow, St., i, 364-5.
George, St., i, 360-2-4-5.

Galston, in Ayrshire, women attend
funerals in the village of, dressed
in black or red cloaks, ii, 283.
Games, Christmas, i, 461-74-97.

enumeration of, used by boys
and girls, from a Harleian
MS., ii, 390.
Gang-days, gang-week, i, 202.

flower, or Rogation-flower, i,


patron of England, 362-4.
George Cataphractus, St., i, 365.
GEORGE'S DAY, ST., i, 192.
Germain, St., great bell at the abbey

of, rung against thunder, ii, 217.
Germans, martial dance among the,
with swords, i, 512.

custom among the, for a bride,

when conducted to the
bride-chamber, to take off
her shoe and throw it among
the bystanders, ii, 167.

STREWING FLOWERS ON Germany, Twelfth Day customs in, i,
GRAVES, ii, 302-14.

Ganging-day, custom of, at Bishop's
Stortford, i, 372.

Gargunnock, co. Stirling, pernicious
drinking custom at, ii, 345.
witchcraft superstition at,
iii, 48.


custom of carrying round, on
Shrove Tuesday, i, 68.
of willow, sent to disappointed
lovers, i, 123.

I carried at the funerals of
virgins, ii, 304-5.

Garnish-money, i, 433.
Garter, order of the, whence derived,
ii, 129.

Geese, eaten upon St. Martin's Day,
Twelfth Day, and Shrove
Tuesday, at Paris, i, 368.

eaten by ploughmen at harvest

home, i, 368.

green, eaten in May, i, 368.
superstitions concerning, iii,

Gauch, Teutonic for fool, i, 140.
Gay, mention of divination by peas-

cods by, ii, 100.

describes the strewing of flowers
upon the graves, ii, 306.

Geddes, Dr., anecdote of, i, 258.

Geese, in prime season at Michaelmas,

i, 368.


custom used in many places of,
on Ash Wednesday, i, 98.
emblematical print sometimes
presented in, instead of
eggs, i, 175.

custom in, on the night before
the 1st of May, i, 228.
St. Martin, St. Boniface, and
St. George Cataphractus,
patron saints of, i, 365.
first appearance of gipsies in,
iii, 94.

Ghent, St. Bavo and St. Liburn pa-
tron saints of, i, 364.

Ghost, Grose's description of a, iii, 67.
mode of addressing one, iii,70.
pronounced guest in the North
of England, iii, 86.


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