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Ash tree, operatioa performed with August, GULE OF, commonly called
the, to cure rickety or ruptured LAMMAS Day, i, 347-9.
“Au Guy l'an neuf,” i, 458.
in some places called Pulver Auld Ane, a name for the Devil, ii, 520.
Wednesday, i, 95. Avoch, co. Ross, custom of penny
weddings retained at, ii, 148.
used on, upon the Conti- Aurengzebe, reckons Friday to be un-
lucky, ii, 50.
Avril, Poisson d', i, 139.
santry of France, i, 100. the patron saints of, i, 365.
nivalon, at Marseilles, i, 100. Wales on Allhallow Eve, i, 389.
giving, on Ash Wednesday, i, 96. “A you a hinny,” song of, i, 487.
day, i, 337.
his neck to cure the ague, iii, 287.
Baal, or Bael fyr, i, 300.
Bacchus, verses in praise of, made by
similar custom at Whiche-
novre in Staffordshire, ii,
custom at the house of Sir Bairin-breac, the name of a cake made
in Ireland on St. Bridget's Eve,
day, i, 82.
described by Fitzstephen, i, 70.
at, ii, 264.
Balmano, St. John's well at, ii, 382.
looking towards the east, ii, 318. Balow, etymology of, i, 487.
the patron saint of, i, 364. Banbury, mopor statute fair at, ü, 455.
a, ii, 125.
Bassett, ii, 450.
their contention, ii, 60.
Bath Kol, iii, 337.
Scotland, ii, 78-9. Battle Edge, the place of Cuthred's
to water after baptism, Mercia, i, 320.
Batt's carving-knives, i, 486.
Atingana, the patron saints of,
Bavo, St., i, 364.
well at Oundle, ii, 369.
Bay-leaves, houses decked with, at
Christmas, i, 520.
Bay trees, withering of, a death
Bead of glass, Druid's, called the
on the day of, ii, 49. Beaker, ii, 330.
court for the forest of Engle- Beans, choice of a king and queen
by, i, 26-7.
“ Barnaby Bright,” i, 294. Erasmus's reinarks on the re-
ligious use of, i, 115.
eating of, in Lent, allegorized,
a Christmas sport, ii, 396.
of giving little knives,i,351. Bearne, or barn bishop, i, 423.
BEARS, vulgar error relating to the
cubs of, iii, 364.
at, on the 1st of May, i, 226. bad weather, iii, 245.
BEAVER, vulgar error concerning the,
against the Feast of Fools, i, 427. witch of, iii, 14.
on the arrival of emperors,
bishops, &c. at places
under their own juris-
diction, ii, 218.
to ease the pain of the
dead, ii, 219.
funeral or dead peal, ii,
invention of, ii, 212-13.
baptizing of, ii, 214-15.
custom of rejoicing with, ii,
Jews use trumpets for, ii, 213.
ceremony of blessing or con-
secrating, ii, 215.
Wenefride, ii, 215.
Dunstan, ii, 216.
of, ii, 216.
lation of Naogeorgus, ii,
Beltein, or Baltein Day, a name used
May, i, 226.
Bel-teing, celebration of, in Cumber-
land, i, 318.
| Bealtine, La, i, 228.
Benedict, St., i, 360-1.
ringing, bequests for, ii, 225. Jacobi," i, 346.
Benshea, or the shrieking woman,
in London, i, 14. Berger, le jeu de, et de la Bergère,
“ Berisch," ii, 295.
parations for the funeral feast of,
Berkeley, Robert, second Lord, bu- Birdsney, i, 75.
ried in a monk's cowl, iii, 325. Birk at Yule E'en, bare as the, a
at, on St. Ethelburgh's Day, i, BIRKIE, ii, 396.
Birmingham, St. Bartholomew's cha.
west, ii, 324.
tempests, forbidden, ii, 218. Bishop's Stortford, co. Herts, custom
Wolsey for cramp-rings, i, 151. 372.
dlesex, ii, 369.
“ Black is your eye,” the saying of,
difference between the be- BLACK USED IN MOURNING AT Fo.
trothing ceremony and that NERALS, ii, 281.
Monday, i, 454,
Jack, ii, 337.
lad, shooting the, üi, 441.
ing, on New Year's Day, Blacks of the eyes, iii, 44-5.
BLADE-BONE, divination by the, ii,
Blaise or Blaze, St., i, 360-5.
of country girls, iii, 141. iii, 308.
Minshew refers Hoc-tide
to, i, 190.
of murdered persons at the
presence of the murderer,
Blenheim House, representation of
Blessing fire, i, 306.
witch, the, üi, 4.
howes, against Midsummer, i, harie, ii, 397.
kuhe, ü, 397.
for alehouses, ii, 353. Blocksberg, May customs on the
Blood, drawing of, from witches, iii,
“ Blood without groats,” proverb of, ( BORROWED, or BORROWING Days,
Boscobel, Dr. Stukeley's account of
Botanomancy, iii, 307.
Bough, green, of a tree, fastened
of fashion on St. George's Day, i, 227.
Boughs, hallowed on Midsummer
cattle stand, to prevent witches,
a hare from her bosom as an omen, saint of, i, 364.
“ Bounce buckram," proverb of, i,
Bow bells, bequest for the ringing of,
Bowed money given as a token of
make them prosper, i, 394. BowING TOWARDS THE ALTAR, or
COMMUNION TABLE, ON ENTERING
used to frighten children, ii, 515. Bows and bowyers, statutes relating
to, ii, 260.
Box garlands on St. Barnabas' Day,
on Palm Sunday, 118,
used at funerals, ii, 253.
Boy-Bishop, custom of electing a,
early as 867 or 870, i, 421.
one says vespers before King
Edward I, I, 422.
ceremony of the, practised in
various cathedrals and other
churches in England, i,
clamation in 1542, i,