GHOSTS or APPARITIONS, iii, 67, 90. | Give-ales, i, 181, 277.
conversation concerning, from Giuoco della Cieca, ii, 398.
Addison's comedy of the Glacach, a disease so called among
Haunted House, iii, 74. the Highlanders, iii, 273.
of unburied persons described Glain Nedr, iii, 274.
by Virgil as wandering up Glamorganshire, custom in, of strew-
and down on the banks of
ing a corpse with flowers,
the Styx, iii, 68.
ii, 309.

graves newly dressed in, at
Easter and Whitsuntide, ii,

- laying of, iii, 72, note.
Giants, practice of carrying about, on
Midsummer Eve, i, 323-45.
used in the city pageants, i, 323.
origin of the, in Guildhall, i,

whitening of houses in, to
keep out the devil, ii, 521.
Glasgow, donations made at, at fune-
rals to the poor, ii, 289.
Glashtin, the, or water-horse, iii, 414.
Glass, eating the apple at the, i, 382.
Gibbet, or gallows, superstitions con- Glastonbury, miraculous walnut tree
cerning the, iii, 276-7.
at, i, 293.

Dr. Milner's explanation of the
statues of, burnt at Dunkirk,
Douay, &c., i, 325.

Gifts, New Year's, i, 10, 18.

under the nails of the fingers,
iii, 178.

Gleek, game of, ii, 450.

Giles, St., fair, near Winchester, ii,"Gloria in Excelsis," hymn of, i,


Glory, hand of, iii, 278-9.
Gloucester, charms used in the neigh-
bourhood of, iii, 271.
Gloucestershire, wassailer's song of,
on New Year's Eve, i, 7.
fires in, in honour of Twelfth
Day, i, 28.

on Midsummer Eve, i, 318.
Skimmington in, ii, 192.
dropping or sending the, ii,

Gillingham, co. Dorset, ceremony of
acknowledgment to the lord of
the manor of, on the Monday be-
fore Holy Thursday, i, 208.
"Gillion a burnt tayle," iii, 397.
Gimmal rings, ii, 96.
GIPSIES, iii, 91, 102.

in Calabria, carry torches at
their weddings, ii, 157.
enumeration of works illustra-Glove,
tive of their history, iii, 93.
Spelman's account of the, iii,


Girdles for women in labour, ii, 67.
Girl, divination by adorning a, on the
23d June, as cited by the Trullan
Council, i, 317.

Girl's thistle, gathered on the eve of
St. John Baptist, i, 311.
Gisborough, co. York, custom of the
fishermen at, on St. Peter's
Day, i, 338.

superstition at, concerning the
seventh son of a seventh
son, iii, 265.


Gloves at Easter, i, 80.

white, given to judges at a
maiden assize, i, 126.
Glowworm, ii, 53.

a token of fair weather, iii,
Goarin, St., i, 365.
Goat, the devil pictured in the shape
of a, ii, 517.

Goat and Compasses, origin of the
sign of, ii, 357.
Goats, popular superstitions concern-
ing, ü, 517-8.
Gobstones, game of, ii, 165.

Godiva, Lady, i, 286-7.
procession, i, 288.

Gods, tutelar, imitated by the Roman-
ists, i, 364-5.

of heathenism, i, 365-6.
God's kichall, cake so called, ii, 82.
Godstowe Nunnery, in Oxfordshire,
public prayers in the church of, in
1278, performed on Innocents Day
by little girls, i, 428.
GOFF, or GOLF, ii, 418.
Gog and Magog in Guildhall, i, 323-4.
Goging stole, le, iii, 102.

"Going about with a vessel-cup,"
custom of, i, 455.

Gold or silver, breaking a piece of,
in token of a contract of marriage,
ii, 90-3.

GOOD FRIDAY, i, 150-7.

eggs laid on, preserved, i, 151.
and bacon a usual dish
on, i, 152.

one constant day for a general
meeting of witches, i, 151.
fasting custom on, in Con-

naught, i, 152.

customs observed on, in the
Spanish and Portuguese
navy, 1810, i, 153.
Naogeorgus's account of the
ceremonies on, i, 153-4.
cross-buns on, i, 154.
loaf of bread baked on, i, 155.
Chelsea "royal bun-houses,"
i, 157.

watching the sepulchre on, i,

Goose, Michaelmas, i, 367.

custom on, in the North of Goose-grass, i, 369.
England, of eating passion-"Goose intentos," i, 367.
dock pudding, i, 150. GOOSE RIDING, ii, 419.
hallowing of cramp-rings and Gospel trees, i, 199.
creeping to the cross on, i, Gospels, why four, iii, 268.
Gossamer, iii, 223.
Gossip's bowl, i, 1.
cake, ii, 80-1.


DAY, i, 455.

Goodman, St., i, 365.
"Goodman's croft," iii, 317-8.
"Good wine needs no bush," ii, 351.
Goose at New Year's tide, i, 12.

popular saying concerning eat-
ing, on Michaelmas Day,
i, 367, 370.

origin of the custom of eating,
on Michaelmas Day, i, 368.
an emblem of "mere modestie,"
i, 370.

jest respecting hitting the joint

of a, i, 371; ii, 199, 200.
at harvest home, i, 370; ii, 26.
St. Martin's Day marked with
a, on the Norway clogs, i,

eaten on the Continent at
Martinmas, i, 402.
a chief ingredient in the com-
position of a Christmas pie,
i, 530.
plucking at a, iii, 40.

Gosteg yr Halen, or the prelude of
the salt, iii, 161.

Gowk, hunting the, in Scotland, on
the 1st of April, i, 140.
Grace-cup, in our universities, origin
of the, i, 4.

Grass, strewing of a church with, on
Whitsunday, i, 278.

Grates, omens at the bars of, iii 183-4.
Grave, position in the, as adopted
for interment by different
nations, ii, 295-6.
-stumbling at a, iii, 249.

anciently called pyttes, ii, 249.
Graves, position of, ii, 295-6.

custom of strewing flowers on,
ii, 307-8.

fenced with osiers in the south
of England, ii, 308.
illustration of the passage in
Hamlet, "make her grave
straight," i, 296.

Graves, in Brecknockshire, sometimes | Groom-porter, silver token passed at
strewed with slips of bay the benefit of the, i, 33.
or yew, ii, 311.
Gudula, St., i, 364.
Graydon, Charles, his lines on nuts Guernsey, betrothing custom of giv
burning, i, 379.
ing a flouncing, ii, 98.
witchcraft in, iii, 66.
"Guest," the word ghost so pro-

Greece, houses decked with ever-
greens in, in December, i, 525.
Greek Church, pancake feast, pre-
ceding Lent, used in the,
i, 88.

nounced, iii, 86.

celebration of Easter in the,
i, 171-4.

tapers used at weddings in
the, ii, 158.

Greeks, had a method of preparing
fighting-cocks for battle,
ii, 59.

modern, use parboiled wheat
at funerals, i, 115.

buried their dead towards the
east, ii, 318.

GREEN IVIE LEAF, divination by a,
iii, 357.

Greenlanders keep a sun-feast at the
winter solstice, i, 475.

Greenvill, Sir Fulk, ii, 512.
Greenwich-hill, festivities of, at
Easter and Whitsuntide, i, 181.
Gregory, St., i, 364-5.

Guidhel, or mistletoe, how described
in the Edda, i, 524.
Guildford, Lord Keeper, checks the
superstitions concerning witchcraft,
iii, 13-4.

Guildhall, London, origin of the
figures of giants in, i, 323-4.
colours taken at Ramilies put
up in, i, 324.

chair, ii, 71.

Groat, drunken, ii, 334.

Groats, or oats hulled, etymology of,
i, 400.
proverb concerning, in the
North of England, i, 400.
Groom-porter, hazard played at, at
court, for his benefit, on the
night of Twelfth Day, i,

Guisearts, Scots Christmas Carol by
the, i, 458.

Gule, etymology of, i, 347.
GULE of AUGUST, commonly called
LAMMAS DAY, i, 347.
GUNPOWDER PLOT, Anniversary of
the, i, 397.

Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden,
plays at blindman's buff with his
colonels, ii, 397.

Gute Freytag, i, 113.


Guy-l'an-neuf," i, 17, 458.

the great patron of scho- Gyar Carlins, ii, 495.
lars, i, 417-8.
Gyl burnt tayle, iii, 397.

superstitions on the night

of, ii, 130.

Hackie, ii, 418.

Gresham, Sir John, dinner at the fu-" Hackin," explanation of, i, 531.
neral of, ii, 239.

HADDOCK, iii, 362.

Haggisters, iii, 215.

Grey, Lady Catherine, the circum-
stances of her death, ii, 206.

Haggs," iii, 408.

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a corrupted word from the
Greek αγια μηνη, 1, 460.
custom of, in Scotland, i, 460.
Haguillennes, i, 460.
Haguimento, i, 460.

Hair, sudden turning of, gray, iii, 176.
Hairs, spitting on those which come
out in combing, iii, 263.
Halcyons, iii, 222.
Hales-Owen, Salop, bride-ale custom
at, ii, 143.

HALLE E'EN, or NUTCRACK NIGHT, | Harlequin and columbine, origin of,
i, 377.
Burns's account of Scot-
tish sports on, i, 380.
Hallow-even fire, i, 389.
Hallowmasse, ringing of bells
i, 394.

Hallowing of bells, ii, 214.

of Saturday afternoon, ii, 39.
Halter, superstition concerning a,
iii, 276.

Harry Hurcheson, game of, ii, 415.
on, Harvest queen, ii, 20.

doll, or kern-baby, in Northum-
berland, ii, 20.

dame, in Yorkshire, ii, 24.
dinners, in Cornwall, ii, 26.
gosling, ii, 26.

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concerning, iii, 177-80.
popular belief relating to the
size, softness, &c., of the,
iii, 179.

custom of kissing the, derived
from the ancient Persians,
iii, 179.

Hand of glory, foreign superstition of
the, iii, 278-9.

practised in Ireland, iii,

ii, 470.

Harrow School, silver arrow at, shot
for, i, 454.

Handkerchiefs, given by gentlemen
to their favorites, temp. Elizabeth,
ii, 92.

HARE crossing the way, iii, 201.
Hares, vulgar error concerning, iii,


HARVEST HOME, ii, 16, 33.

geese eaten at, i, 370.
rejoicings of, on Hallow
Eve, i, 388.

song of the Suffolk pea-
santry, ii, 19.
Thomson's description of,
ii, 25.

how celebrated in France,
ii, 26.
song, ii, 27.
MOON, the, ii, 33.

love divination during its
continuance, ii, 33.
Harvey, the conjuror of Dublin, i, 377.
Hascka, St., ii, 492.

Hats worn whilst sitting at meat, i,
congregations sitting during ser-
vice with them on, ii, 323.
Haunted house, Gay's description of
one, iii, 80.


form for exorcising one,
iii, 72.

Hands, right, joining of the, in mar-
riage, ii, 105.

"Hawkie," harvest custom so called
in Cambridgeshire, ii, 22.
Hawsted, co. Suffolk, partiality at, for
burying on the south and east sides
of the churchyard, ii, 293.
Hay used in strewing churches, ii, 14.
Hay-thorn, gathered on May Day,
used against witches, i, 217.

HANDSEL, iii, 262.

Monday, i, 19.
HANDY-DANDY, ii, 420.
Hardicanute, King, original of Hock | Hazel, vulgar notion concerning, iii,
Tuesday derived from the death
of, i, 185.


nuts, Gay's spell with, i, 378.
HEAD OMENS, iii, 176-7.
HEALTHS, or Toasts, ii, 338.

Healths, mode of drinking, as de- | Henry II, bled at the nose when his
scribed in Rich's Irish
Hubbub, ii, 328.

son Richard came to view
his corpse, iii, 230.
III, New Year's gifts extorted
by, i, 5.

custom for gallants to stab
themselves in the arm or
elsewhere, in drinking of
their mistresses', ii, 335.
Misson's account of the man-
ner of drinking in England,
ii, 339.

IV, Christmas mummings in
honour of, i, 464.
VI, superstitious bleeding of
the corpse of, iii, 231.
VIII and Queen Katherine
ride "a Maying," i,

Heam, explanation of, iii, 119.

Hearne, Thomas, his orders for his
grave, ii, 295.

Hearnshaw, iii, 214.

wears white mourning for
Anne Boleyn, ii, 283.

Heaviness considered as an omen, iii, Hens thrown at, at Shrovetide. i, 80.

made presents of, at Shrove-
tide, i, 80.

Heaving, on Easter Monday and
Tuesday, i, 181-2. See Lifting.
Hebrides, harvest song in the, ii, 27.
Hectors, ii, 350.

Heralds of private gentlemen, i, 465.
Herbert, George, funeral of, ii, 286.

Hederiga, St., i, 364.
Hedgehogs, omens of weather, iii, Herbs and flowers, strewing of, at


weddings, ii, 116.

Heifer's tail, prognostication of wea-
ther from a, iii, 242.

Heil, an idol so called, i, 3.
Heit, or heck! the carter's term, ii,

Hélène, feu d', St. Helen's fire, iii,

put on an odd number of eggs,
iii, 263.

— on Allhallow Eve, i, 382-6-95.

Hen, threshing of the, i, 80.
Henry II, serves the boar's head at
his son's coronation dinner,
i, 486.

at bride-ales, ii, 145.

at funerals, ii, 249.

power of, as charms, iii, 20,

Herculaneum, picture found at, re-
presenting a marriage, ii, 165.
Herefordshire, wassailing custom in,
on Twelfth Day, i, 30.
singular morris dance in, i,

Heliotropes and marigolds, weather

omens, iii, 247.

Helpers, saints so described in Nao-
georgus's Regnum Papisticum, i,

Helstone, Cornwall, May custom re-
tained at, i, 223.

Hermes' fire, St., iii, 401.

Helvetia, custom in, at Shrovetide, Herolt, John, a Dominican friar, ex-
i, 93.

sermon on the
"Hemkomel," ii, 151.
Hemlock, singular sleepy effects of, HERONS, superstitions concerning, iii,
iii, 297.

tract from his
Nativity, i, 473.

Hemp seed, sowing of, on Midsum-Hertfordshire, customs in, on Shrove
mer Eve, i, 314.
Tuesday i, 81-2.

on Palm Sunday, i, 124.
on May Day, i, 229-30.
sport of "crying the mare

in, ii, 24.

harvest customs of, ii, 24.

soul-mass cakes in, i, 392.
custom of the sin-eater in, ii,


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