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Nicholas, St., the patron of mariners, | Northamptonshire, customs of the
liberty of Warkworth in, ii, 31-2.
Northumberland, custom in on a New
Year's Day, i, 15.
freedom of Alnwick, in, i,
Naogeorgus's account of his
feast, i, 420.
the protector of virgins, i,
NICHOLAS'S DAY, ST., i, 415-31.
Hospinian's account of, i,
extracts from an ancient
calendar concerning, i,
note concerning, from the
close rolls of Edward I,
kept as a double feast at
Eton, i, 431.
Nick, Old, ii, 519.
derivation of the name of,
Nidstaeng, or pole of infamy, ii, 189.
Nigg, co. Kincardine, well-superstition
at, ii, 376.
Night, description of, iii, 75.
Night-hags, superstition relating to,
concerning children, ii, 73.
Nightingale, the, iii, 192.
Nightmare, or ephialtes, iii, 279-80.
Night-signal with the monks, ii,
May feast in, i, 222.
Midsummer fires in, i, 318.
stools dressed with flowers
in, on Midsummer Day, i,
custom of, on St. Peter's
Eve, i, 337.
rural sacrifice of nuts in, i,
custom in, at Martinmas, i,
sword-dance of, i, 513-4.
harvest home in, ii, 29.
superstition in, relating to
children when first sent
abroad with the nurse, ii,
christening customs in, ii, 81.
arvel dinner in, ii, 238.
Northumberland Household Book,
extracts from, concerning the boy
bishop, i, 423.
Norway, St. Anscharius and St. Olaus
the patron saints of, i, 364.
Norwich, sports anciently used at, on
Fastyngonge Tuesday, i, 68.
Nose, itching of the, iii, 174-5.
Nosegays at weddings, ii, 118.
presented by poor women to
Queen Elizabeth, ii, 120.
NOT, GAME OF, ii, 434.
Nottingham, ancient Midsummer
watch at, i, 328.
geese eaten at, on the elec-
tion of a new mayor, i,
custom at, of going to St.
Anne's well, ii, 379.
Nottinghamshire, wassailing custom
in, on Christmas Eve,
custom of mothering in,
November, fire of, among the Welsh, | Oak apple, presages drawn from the,
Oakley, co. Surrey, rose trees planted
on graves at, ii, 312.
Oats, divination with the stalk of, i,
Oberon, emperor of the fairies, cloth-
ing of, described, ii, 500-2.
NOVEMBER, FIFTH of, i, 397-8.
"Nuces in pretio et religiosa," i, Oberon's diet, ii, 502.
Oblationes funerales, ii, 286.
"Numerus infaustus," tract so named, Obsession of the Devil, iii, 72.
Oculus, the Roman term, i, 75.
"Numero Deus impare gaudet," iii, ODD NUMBERS, Charms in, iii, 263.
Eufs, de l'usage de donner des, dans
les fêtes de Nouvel An, et de
Pâques, i, 17.
Offerings at burials, ii, 286.
at wells, ii, 375.
Offam Green, co. Kent, wedding
quintain at, ii, 163.
Oidhche Shamna, or vigil of Saman,
torch, ii, 157.
Nuremberg, St. Sibald the patron Old Coles, apparition of, iii, 87.
saint of, i, 364.
Old Fools, feast of, removed to the
1st of November, i, 135.
Old Harry, ii, 520.
Latin epigrams upon, i, 402.
17th, the day of Queen Eliza-
beth's accession, i, 404.
when first observed, i,
Num-groats, ii, 333.
Nunchion, etymology of, i, 352.
Nun's, St., well, iii, 295.
Nuptial drinking, ii, 136.,
garlands, ii, 123.
NUPTIAL KISS IN THE CHURCH, ii,
Nut, Virgin Mary's, iii, 46.
NUTCRACK NIGHT, i, 377-96.
Nut-gathering on Holy Rood Day, i, Old Martin-mas, i, 410.
Old Nick, ii, 519.
Nuts, burning of, i, 378-9, 381.
in pairs, i, 381.
Gay's notice of, in
Spell, i, 378.
lines on, by C. Graydon,
Esq., i, 379.
cracking of, on Allhallow Eve,
O, round, of a milk-score, i, 156.
Oak, ancient, at Brockenhurst,
Hampshire, ii, 259.
Oak, royal, i, 275.
Roman sports with, i, 377.
used in the superstitions under
Papal Rome, i, 377.
in Scotland, i, 378.
in Ireland, i, 379.
occurrence of, at James the
Second's coronation, iii, 112.
among sailors, iii, 239-41.
ONIONS AND FAGOTS, Divination by,
in ADVENT, iii, 356-7.
Ονομαστηρια, iii, 260.
ONYCHOMANCY, or ONYMANCY, Di-
vination by the Finger-nails, iii,
in Ophelia's grave, commentators' notes
upon, ii, 296.
Op sijn Frize, ii, 330.
Old Scratch, ii, 520.
Old shoe, superstitions relating to
an, iii, 168.
Old wives' lees, in Chilham, i, 220.
Ombre, ii, 450.
OMENS, iii, 110-13.
description of, and verses on
the, at Boscobel, i, 275.
mistletoe of the, i, 524-5.
Orange stuck with cloves, a New
Year's gift, i, 11.
Orations, funeral, ii, 279.
Ordeal, vestige of the, in leaping over | Oxford, divisions of parishes in, mark-
fires, i, 309-10.
- by cold water, iii, 21.
"Orders," school custom of, i, 441.
Ordiquhill, co. Banff, mineral well at,
ed by crosses cut in the
stones of buildings, i, 200.
blowing horns and hollow canes
at, all night, on the eve of
the 1st of May, i, 213.
assembling of the choristers on
Magdalen College Tower at,
Origin of the term White or Low
Sunday, i, 271.
Orkney Islands, custom in, on New
Year's Eve, i, 9.
superstitions in the, i, 372;
ii, 32, 169.
funeral ceremonies in, ii,
belief of the inhabitants of,
in fairies and witches, iii,
charms used in, iii, 274.
Ormistoun, co. Lothian, yew tree at,
Orpyne plants, commonly called Mid-
summer men, i, 329-30.
exhibited on a gold ring
found at Cawood, in York-
shire, i, 330.
love divinations with, i, 330.
OSTRICHES eating and digesting
Oswald, St., well dedicated to, near
the foot of Roseberry Toppinge, ii,
Ottery, St. Mary, statute of the
church of, relating to the feast of
the Innocents, i, 428.
Oundle, co. Northampton, supersti-
tions relating to the well at, ii,
OWL, the, an omen, iii, 206-10.
Owls and squirrels, rural practice of
hunting, on Christmas Day,
St. Frideswide patron saint of,
boar's-head carol at Queen's
College in, i, 485.
Christmas princes, or lords of
misrule at, i, 498.
groaning cheese retained at,
custom in many of the colleges
at, of awakening students
in the morning, ii, 214.
curfew bell at, ii, 220.
epitaph in St. John Baptist's
College in, ii, 251.
ceremony adhered to in Queen's
College in, by the scholars
when waiting on the fellows,
Oxfordshire, custom in, on Valentine's
Day, i, 60.
the week before Easter,
on May Day, i, 219.
Oy, explanation of, ii, 333.
Oysters, time of their coming in, at
London, i, 346.
unseasonable in months that
have not an R in their
names, i, 346.
why persecuted, iii, 208.
"Ovum Anguinum," iii, 287, 369.
"Ovum Paschale," i, 168.
Oxen or neat, omens of weather Pædonomus at Christmas in West-
gained from, iii, 204-44.
minster school, i, 440.
Oxford, custom of Terræ filius at, i, 72. | Paganalia, i, 494; ii, 2.
Pace-eggers' song, i, 176.
Paddington, co. Middlesex, custom of
throwing cakes or bread from the
church steeple of, i, 166; ii, 288.
processional customs at, on Palilia, feasts so called, i, 306.
Holy Thursday, i, 199. PALL and UNDERBEARERS, ii, 284-5.
PALL-MALL, ii, 434.
Palm, crosses of, carried about in
purses, i, 118-20-7.
ashes made on Ash Wednesday
from the palms used on the
Sunday before, i, 94.
Saturday, i, 130.
of the hand, striking of the,
PALM SUNDAY, i, 118-31; ii, 258.
custom of eating figs on, i,
drawing of an ass on, i, 124.
description of, from Nao-
georgus, i, 124-5.
custom of palming on, still
retained in London, i,
singular custom on, at Cais-
tor church, Lincolnshire,
Paris, St. Genevieve the patron saint
of, i, 364.
turkeys eaten at, on St. Mar-
tin's Day, i, 368.
bellman of the dead at, ii, 210.
garden, bear-baiting at, ii, 403.
Parish clerks, St. Nicholas the patron
of, i, 418.
curious MS. verses on, i, 128.
ceremony among the Rus-
sians on, i, 130.
parish accounts relating to, Passion, or Carling Sunday, i, 113.
rites peculiar to Good Friday
used on, i, 114.
PUNCHINELLO, ii, 470.
Paradise, bird of, iii, 366.
Paris, festival of fools at, on New
Year's Day, i, 13.
poem on the cries of, i, 22.
ceremonies at, on Thursday in
Passion Week, i, 149.
held to be popish and super-
stitious during the grand
rebellion, ii, 209.
Passion dock, pudding of, i, 150.
Passover, Jewish mode of celebrating
the, i, 171.
cake, i, 171.
Pastoral staff, origin of the, iii, 332.
Pastures, blessings implored upon, on
St. Stephen's Day, i, 534.
Patrick, St., i, 108, 364.
PATRICK'S DAY, ST., i, 108-10.
Paula, funeral of, ii, 284.
Paulinus, bishop of Nola, large bells
used in churches invented by, ii,
Paul's, St., Cross, full of reliques set on
the steeple of, to preserve from
danger of tempests, ii, 218.
Paul's Cray, Kent, garlands formerly
suspended in the church of, ii, 304.
PAUL'S DAY, ST., i, 39, 42.
Paul's School, St., extract from the
statutes of, i, 431.
Paulus Æmilius, superstition of, iii,
Pauntley, custom at, on the eve of
Twelfth-day, i, 33.
Pawnbroker's sign, origin of the, ii, | Perthshire, wells and springs dedicated
to St. Fillan in, iii, 295.
Peruvians, custom amongst the, when
bringing home the maize from the
field, ii, 21.
Peach tree, superstition from the fall-
ing of the leaves of the, iii, 248.
Peacocks' feathers, garland of, iii, 392.
PEACOCKS, Superstitions concerning,
Peal, a funeral or dead, ii, 219.
PEARIE, ii, 434.
Peas on Carling Sunday, i, 113-4-5.
PEASCOD WOOING, ii, 99, 100.
Peel Castle, Isle of Man, crypt near,
Peeping Tom of Coventry, i, 286-7.
Peg-a-lantern, iii, 395.
Pelagia, request of, to her son, con-
cerning her funeral, ii, 229.
PELICAN, iii, 366-7.
Penance for ante-nuptial fornication,
Pendrell, Richard, custom of deco-
rating his tomb on the 29th May,
Penny weddings in Scotland, ii, 147-8.
Pepys, extract from his Diary, Valen-
tine's Day, 1667, i, 58-9.
St. David's Day, i, 105.
goes to Woolwich to gather
May-dew, i, 218.
Perambulations, parochial, in Roga-
tion Week, i, 197.
Percy, Thomas, dinner at the funeral
of, A.D. 1561, ii, 239.
Percy, James, the claimant of the
earldom of Northumberland in
1680, had a mole like a half-moon
on his body, iii, 253.
Περιδειπνον, ii, 238.
Perilla, verses to, from
Hesperides, ii, 235.
Persians, festival of the solar year
kept by, on the 20th March,
sneezing a happy omen among
the, iii, 124.
Perth, street called "Couvre-Feu
Row" in, ii, 224.
Perthshire, popular superstitions in,
Phillips, Ambrose, parody on the
style of, ii, 364.
Philtres, iii, 307.
PHOENIX, the, iii, 366.
Phooka, the, ii, 508.
PHRASES and EXPRESSIONS, Ob-
scure, iii, 304.
PHYSICAL Charms, iii, 269-309.
Physicians the only persons at present
who interpret dreams, iii, 131.
PHYSIOGNOMY, Divination by,iii, 355.
Picardy, women of, called the de-
ceased by his name, while carrying
to the grave, ii, 272.
PICCADILLY, or PICARDILLY, ii, 435.
Pickelen, the Dutch name for huckle-
bones, ii, 412.
Picks, the suit of diamonds so called
at cards, ii, 449.
Pictures, votive, in the Temple of
Neptune, i, 419.
Pie-powder, court of, ii, 468.
PIGEON HOLES, GAME OF, ii, 435.
Pigeon, a white, an omen of death,
Pigeons' feathers, supposed properties
of, ii, 230; iii, 232.