Westmoreland, humorous description White rose, usually planted in South
of a country wedding in, ii,

Wales on a virgin's tomb,

ii, 310.
charm and prayer used in, iii, thorn used against witches, i,

Wharton, monument of Thomas, first witches, iii, 4.
Lord, ii, 183-4.

Whiteborough, co. Cornwall, Midsum-
Whaup, or larger curlew, announces mer fire lighted on the tumulus so

the approach of spring in Scotland, called, i, 318.
iii, 215.

Whitson lord, the, i, 280.
Wheat, sprinkled on the head of a Whitsun ALE, i, 276.
bride, ii, 101.

how anciently celebrated in
parboiled, used at funerals by

Cornwall, i, 276.
the modern Greeks, i, 115. Mr. Douce's account of the,
seeding, custom of the monks

i, 279.
of St. Edmundsbury at, i, at Brentford, A.D. 1621, i, 280.

often supplied the place of a
Wheel, used to denote the festival of

poor-rate, i, 282.
Christmas, in the Runic Whit-Sunday, account of, from Nao-
fasti, i, 298.

georgus, i, 282.
common both to Christmas

superstitious notions on that
and Midsummer festivities,

day, at sunrise, i, 283.
i, 298.

Whitsun morris dance, i, 283.
how used in the rites of the WhitsuNTIDE, i, 276-84.

feast of St. John Baptist, i, church-ale at, i, 279.

lady at, i, 281, 283.
WHETSTONE, LYING FOR THE, ii, 9; kyng play at, i, 278.
iii, 389.

fair in Lancashire, custom at,
Whichenovre, co. Stafford, custom of

i, 184.
married people claiming bacon at, Whit Tuesday, ceremony of the Eton
ii, 180-1.

montem now kept on, i, 437.
Whigmeleerie, ïi, 334.

Whittle gait, privilege of, i, 369.
Whinny Moor, song of the soul pass- Whoohe, exclamation of, to stop a
ing over, ii, 274.

team of horses, whence derived, ii,
“ Whip-dog Day," at York, i, 374. 15.
Whipping the cock at fairs, ii, 469. Wife, popular superstition that a mas
WHIPPING THE Top, alias WHIRLE- may sell his, ii, 107.
Gigge, ii, 447-8.

Whyte pot, queen's, i, 258.
Whirlin Sunday, i, 114.

Wickham, co. Kent, custom at, id
Whist, ii, 450.

Rogation week, i, 207.
Whitbeck, in Cumberland, dead-wake Wigton, Martinmas custom at, i, 399.
kept at, ii, 228.

Will, or Kitty WITH A WisP, 91.
White, custom for the female attend. 395.

ants at the funeral of an William Rufus, his reply npon being
unmarried woman to be told of the Abbot of Gloucester's
dressed in, ii, 255.

dream, iii, 129.
used as a mourning colour for William, King of Scotland, a portion
garments, ii, 283.

of Saturday ordered by, to be kept
plough, i, 505.

holy, ii, 39.

Willow, the buds of the, vulgarly Winter, queen of, in the Isle of Man,
called palm, i, 120.

i, 257-8.
song, earliest, i, 123.

appearance of the first days of,
wearing the, implies being for-

observed in verses, at Kirk-
saken, i, 121-2.

michael, in Banffshire, i,
garland, the, i, 121-2.

tree, lines to the, from Herrick, description of the first days of,
i, 122.

from the Gaelic, i, 394.
sent to disappointed lovers, i, “ Winter's thunder, summer's

wonder,” üii, 246.
Willows, abundance of, in Hunting- gull, falling star referred to
donshire, i, 123.

the, üi, 404.
Wilsdon,co. Middlesex, ancient mazers Wise-men, fortune-tellers so called in
at, used at weddings, ii, 136.

the north, iii, 63.
Wiltshire, custom in, before Shrove- description of one formerly
tide, i, 62.

living at Stokesley, in York-
Wilpeonðunza, ii, 378.

shire, iii, 63-4.
Winchester school, song of Dulce Wishing-stone at St. Winifred's well,
Domum "at, i, 452.

ii, 367.
St. Giles's fair, near, ii, 456. Wishing-wells at Walsingham Chapel,

wedding, ballad of the, ii, 162. Norfolk, ii, 370.
Wind-gun, popular error concerning Wisp, meaning of, iii, 396.
a, iii, 379.

Witch, mode of becoming a, iii, 2.
Winding-sheet, linen shroud so called, etymology of, ii, 2.
ii, 232-3.

drawing blood from a, iii, 15-6.
at the candle, iii, 181.

riding, iii, 280.
Winds, selling of, among the Lap- WITCHCRAFT, iii, 1-43.
landers, iii, 5.

definition of, iii, 1.
Windsor, Hentzner's description of extracts from King James the
a harvest-home at, temp. Elizabeth,

First's Dæmonology con-
ii, 20.

cerning, üi, 2.
Wine began on the Continent to be charms against, iii, 19-20.

tasted on St. Martin's Day, memorials of persons suffering
i, 401.

death for, in Scotland, iii,
given on St. John the Evange.

list's Day, i, 534.

references to numerous works
drinking of, in the church at

concerning, iii, 38.
weddings, ii, 136.

Witches, general meeting of, on Good
soothsaying, by pouring of, on

Friday, i, 151.
the ground, ii, 159.

boughs hallowed on Midsum-
great quantity of, forinerly

mer Day against, i, 217.
drank at funerals, ii, 240.

meeting of the, in the night
Winifred's well, St., ii, 215, 367.

before the 1st of May, upon
pretended miracle performed

the Blocksberg, i, 228.
at, ü, 367.

inability to shed tears, ii, 25.
WINNING THE Kail, or Broose, at how to prevent their secret in-
weddings, ü, 153.

fluence on the nuptial night,
Winter and Summer, mock battle

ii, 170.
between, i, 246.


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Witches, fascination of, toward a Woman, false to her husband, said to
bride, ii, 169-70.

plant horns on his
white and black, iii, 4.

head, ii, 181.
blessing, iïi, 4.

the idea met with in Ar.
Lapland, iii, 5.

tenridorus, ii, 185.
in the Isle of Man, iii, 5.

why more given to witchcraft
winds obedient to, iii, 5.

than men, ii, 2.
marks or tokens of, iii, 8, 15. Woodpecker's cry, iii, 213.
vulgar opinion of witches flying, Woolwich, annual ceremony observed
iii, 8.

by the blacksmiths' apprentices of
sabbath of the, iii, 8.

the dockyard at, on St. Clement's
modes of trying and detecting, Day, i, 408.
ii, 8, 13, 21.

Worcestershire, custom observed in,
ointment used by, iji, 9.

on St. Richard's Day, i, 201.
statutes against, and when re- customs in, on St. Catherine's
pealed, iii, 10-1, 28-9.

Day, i, 412.
Bargarran, iii, 30.

Worshipping towards the east, ii,
spots memorable as places 319-20.

where witches have been Wrack, a spirit or ghost, iii, 235.
executed, iii, 30-2.

Wraiths, ii, 235.
of Thurso, iii, 33.

· Wred-eld," ü, 490.
FASCINATION OF, üi, 44-50. Wren-hunting, custom of, in the Isle
special charms against, iii,

of Man, iii, 198.

supposed origin of, in the
Withersden, co. Kent, St. Eustace's

North of Ireland, iii, 198.
well at, ii, 371.

Wrens, superstitions concerning, iï,
Withold, St., iii, 301.

Wives, breeding, expenses of, to their hunted on Christmas Day, iii,
husbands, enumerated from

Poor Robin's Almanack, ii, names of the, in different

countries, iii, 195-6.
ancient practice of seizing by singular office performed by
force, in Ireland, ii, 139.

the, in Egypt, to the croco-
Wives' feast day, Candlemas Day so

dile, iii, 197.
called, i, 43.

WRESTLING, ii, 449.
Wizards, iii, 2.

Wrexham, co. Flint, marriage custom
WOLF, crossing the way, iii, 201. prevalent at, ii, 127.

vulgar errors relating to the, Wrotham, East, co. Norfolk, custom
iii, 202-3, 381.

used in the manor of, i, 441.
Wolf-fish teeth found fossil, and in Wye school, co. Kent, custom at, on

that state called bufonites or toad- St. Nicholas's Day, i, 431.
stones, iii, 50.

• Wyl nôs," ii, 226.
Wolsey, Cardinal, made his Maundy Wyrardisbury, co. Bucks, large yew

at Peterborough Abbey, A.D. 1530, trees at, ii, 263.
i, 149.

Wyth, bringing home of the, i, 120.
Wolsingham church,co. Durham, gar-

lands suspended in, ii, 303. Xaipe, affectionate exclamation of, ii,
Wolverhampton, custom of “

proces- 272.
sioning at," i, 198-9; ii, 467. Xenia, i, 18.

Yawning for a Christmas cheese, i, Yorkshire, sword-dance of, at Christ.

mas, i, 513.
Yeldham, Great, co. Essex, parish goose-pies made in the North
house at, for dressing wedding en-

Riding of, at Christmas,
tertainments for the poor, ii, 144.

i, 530.
Yellow mourning worn by Anne harvest customs of, ii, 23, 30.!

Boleyn for Catherine of Arragon, garlands in churches in, ii, 302.
ii, 283.

riding the stang in, ii, 188.
Yew, borne instead of palm branches superstition in, concerning the
on Palm Sunday, i, 120.

seventh son of a seventh
Shakespeare's magic use of, ii,

son, iii, 266.

Youling, custom of, i, 207.
branches of, among the Greeks Young, Dr., imitation of the style

and Romans, used to denote of, ii, 365.
a house in mourning, ii, Yren de Quarell, iii, 271.

Yule, formerly the word used to
why planted in churchyards, signify CHRISTMAS, i, 474-8.
ii, 255-66.

etymology of, i, 474-6.
a funeral tree among the Celtic account of the, anciently kept
tribes, ii, 261.

at York, i, 477.
bows, ii, 260.

Icelanders date the beginning
trees of enormous growth, ii,

of their year from, i, 475.

Yule cakes, i, 526.
and cypress at funerals, ii, 263. gifts, i, 478.
York, ringing of the pancake bell at, YULE Clog or Block, burnt on
i, 85.

Christmas Eve, i, 467-74.
Lammas custom at, i, 348.

lines on, from Herrick's Hes.
boy-bishop at the cathedral of,

perides, i, 470-1.
i, 423.

lighted with the remains of a
ancient keeping of Yule at,

former clog, i, 471.
i, 348.

the counterpart of the Mid-
Whip-dog Day at, i, 374.

summer fires, i, 471.
Dish fair at, ii, 469.

marked by bandages, i, 468.
Yorkshire, celebration of Twelfth Eve YULE Doughs, MINCE Pies, Christ-
in, i, 31.

MAS Pies, and Plum PORRIDGE,
procession on St. Blaze's Day, i, 526-32.
in, i, 52.

Yules, person's age reckoned by, i,
custom of carlings observed 478.

in, i, 114.
watching on St. Mark's Eve, Ziz, fabulous bird so called, i, 171.
retained in, i, 192.

Zopata, ceremony so called in Italy,
hogmena song, i, 461.

on St. Nicholas's Day, i, 420.
Christmas carols in the North Zug, in Switzerland, fête of the bishop
Riding of, i, 491.

and his scholars at, i, 427.



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