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Boy-Bishop, restored under Queen Breedon, William, a great smoker,
Mary, i, 429.
notices of the, in the statutes Brenning-drake, or dipsas, iii, 411.
of Salisbury and York ca- Brentford, expenses of a Whitsuntide
thedrals, i, 423.
Ale at, in 1621, i, 280.
inventory of the robes and Brewood, co. Stafford, well customs
ornaments of the, in the at, ii, 378.
Book, i, 423.
Brice's Day, St., massacre of the
Danes on, i, 185-91.
Brickill, co. Bucks, the town of,
formerly decked with birch on
Midsummer Eve, i, 307.
Bridal, solemn country, at Kenil-
worth, to amuse Queen Elizabeth,
Bridal bed, decked with sprigs of
rosemary, ii, 123.
formerly blessed, ii, 175.
and bridegroom, kiss over the
bride-cakes, ii, 102.
crowned with flowers
among the Anglo-
Saxons, ii, 123.
custom in Normandy for the,
to throw a ball over the
church to be scrambled for,
extracts from various inven-
tories concerning, i 424.
service of the, set to music, i,
acquittance by, given to the
receiver of his subsidy, i, 428.
put down again by Queen
Elizabeth, i, 430.
practice of electing one sub-
sisted in common grammar- Bride
schools, i, 430.
elected at Eton School, on St.
Hugh's Day, i, 431.
Bracara, council of, forbade Chris-
tians to decorate their houses with
bay-leaves and green boughs, i, 519.
Braggot, i, 112.
BRANKS, iii, 108.
Braughing, co. Herts, kitchen furni-
ture kept at, for wedding enter-
tainments, ii, 145.
Bread, loaf of, baked on Good Friday,
physical charms by, iii, 298.
Bread baked on All-halloween Day,
and butter, child's, supersti-
tion concerning, ii, 78.
and salt, oath by, iii, 164.
Breaking money, a betrothing cus-
tom, ii, 94.
Breaking-up custom, in Oxfordshire,
the week before Easter,
i, 99, 100.
school custom of, i, 451.
Brecknockshire, the graves in, gene-
rally decorated with slips of bay
or yew, ii, 312.
Breeding wives, expenses of, to their
husbands enumerated, ii, 72.
sun to shine upon, a good
omen, ii, 167.
ancient superstition that to
have good fortune she
should enter the house
under two broad swords,
casting off the left hose of the,
ii, 169, 171.
on first entering the bride-
groom's house to be lifted
over the threshold, ii, 169.
unlucky, if she did not weep
on the wedding-day, ii, 170.
placed in bed next the left
hand of her husband, ii, 172.
sewing up of the, in one of
the sheets, ii, 174-5.
BRIDE ALE, ii, 143-53.
custom of, at Hales-Owen,
Bride-bush, ii, 143.
Bride-cake, ii, 100-2.
divinations with, ii, 165-7.
Bride-cup, ii, 115.
BRIDE FAVOURS, ii, 108-12.
BRIDEGROOM MEN, ii, 114.
sole of the shoe of, to be laid
upon the bride's head,
Bridegroom's points, ii, 130.
Bride-knights, ii, 114.
BRIDE KNIVES, ii, 131.
Bride-lace at weddings, ii, 129.
BRIDE MAIDS, ii, 113-4.
presented the bridegroom, on
his first appearance in the
morning, with rosemary,
Bride-paste, ii, 136.
Bride-pye, ii, 174.
Bride-wain, ii, 149.
Bride's bed, i, 51.
BRIDGET, ST., i, 345, 359.
cake made in Ireland upon
her eve, i, 345.
Virgin of Kildare, i, 345.
Brine, blessing of the, at Nantwich,
Broughton, Lincolnshire, singular te-
nure of lands at, i, 130-1.
Brown, bishop of Cork, writes against
drinking memories, ii,
Brinkeburne Abbey, Northumberland,
reputed witch at, iii, 49.
Briony, roots of, iii, 12.
Britons, ancient, put certain girdles
about women in labour, ii, 67.
Brockenhurst Church, in the New
Forest, old oak and yew trees at,
Brok, name of, still in use among
farmers' draught oxen, ii, 15.
Bromfield school, co. Cumb., custom
of barring out the master
at, i, 70.
Sir Humphrey, great dinner
at the funeral of, ii, 240.
Browne, Hawkins, parodies by, ii,
Brownies, ii, 488.
Browny, the spirit so called, ii, 488-9;
Milton's description of, ii, 488.
Brudskal, ii, 151.
Bruges, St. Mary, and St. Donatian,
the patron saints of, i, 364.
Bruisers spit in their hands previous
to beginning their diversions,
Brunne, Robert de, explanation of
wassail by, i, 2.
Brussels, St. Mary, St. Gudula, and
St. Ursula, patron saints of, i, 364.
Buchan, Buller of, iii, 85.
Buchanan presents a poetical New
Year's gift to Mary Queen of
Scots, i, 16.
BUCKLER PLAY, ii, 400.
Buckinghamshire, appearance of "the
Wat" in, iii, 402.
Bude, epitaph on, at St. Germain,
Paris, ii, 278.
BUFF, GAME OF, ii, 401.
Bufonites, or toad-stones, iii, 50.
Bugs, an old word for terrors, ii,
Buittle, castle Douglas, charm prac-
tised at, iii, 275.
BULL AND BEAR BAITING, ii, 401.
'Bull and Gate," explanation of the
sign of the, ii, 356.
Bull and Mouth," ii, 356.
BULL RUNNING IN THE TOWN OF
STAMFORD, ii, 63-4.
Bullen, or Boleyn, Anne, wears yel-
low mourning, ii, 283.
Buller of Buchan, iii, 85.
Bulls, baiting of, mentioned by Fitz-
stephen, ii, 401.
Haly or Holy Well at, ii, 375.
Bromley, Abbots, or Pagets, co. Staff.,"
Christmas Hobby-horse, at i, 492.
Broom, prognosticates weather, iii,|
Brooms, custom of attaching, to the
mastheads of ships on sale, ii,
BROOSE, RIDING FOR THE, ii, 153.
of carrying a dragon about
on Midsummer Eve,
Burgarde, St., i, 366.
Burghley, William, Lord, advice of,
concerning unlucky days, ii, 48.
Burgundy, St. Andrew and St. Mary,
the patron saints of, i, 364.
Burial, places of, supposed to be!
haunted by spectres and ap-
paritions, ii, 290.
anciently without the walls of
cities and towns, ii, 291.
Burial feasts, ii, 237.
Burials, offerings at, ii, 240, 248.
Burn or scald, charm for a, iii, 272, 311.
Burning the dead, pagan custom of,
abolished, ii, 252.
Burns's poem' Halloween,' i, 380.
Burre, or Brugh, about the moon,
Bush, the badge of a country ale-
house, ii, 351-2.
Butchers, ancient regulation concern-
ing, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, i, 63.
Butler's box at Christmas, i, 496.
Butter, charm used in churning of,
Buxton well-dressing, 1846, account
of, ii, 373.
Buzza, to Buzza One, ii, 343.
Buzzards, or kites, superstition con-
cerning, iii, 213, 214.
Cambridge, May-day custom at, i, 221.
Lord of Misrule at, i, 497, 504.
custom of blowing horns in,
on the 1st of May, ii, 22.
harvest-home customs at, ii, 22.
riding the Stang at, ii, 188-9.
cucking-stool in use at, iii, 104.
Cambuca, the Latin name of golf,
CAMELEON, THE, iii, 368.
CAMP, game of, ii, 404.
Campana, etymology of, ii, 213.
Campsie, co. Stirling, Lyke-wakes at,
Candle, holy, used at childbirths, | Carnival, Roman, vestiges of the, in
Shrovetide, i, 64.
CANDLE OMENS, iii, 180-1.
CANDLEMAS DAY, i, 43, 51.
account of the, from Joannes
Boemus Aubanus, i, 64.
how celebrated at Minorca,
custom of interring, at Mar-
seilles, on Ash Wednesday,
traditions relating to the wea-
ther on, i, 50.
account of, from Naogeorgus,
proverbs relating to, i, 50.
weather omens on, i, 51.
Candlemas Eve, ceremonies for, from
Herrick's Hesperides,' i,
Candles, hallowing of, on Candlemas
Day, i, 45.
wax, lighted at wheat seeding
by the monks of St. Ed-
mundsbury, i, 392.
burning of, over a corpse,
dead men's, iii, 237, 238.
Canisbay, co. Caithness, superstition
of the Sinclairs in, ii, 50.
Canker, charm for a, iii, 271.
Canopy, velvet, used at marriages by
the Jews, ii, 142.
Canterbury, the celebration of Christ-
mas first put down at, i, 518.
Canute, St., i, 365.
"Canum Ululatus," iii, 184.
Capon bell, ii, 210.
Capons, a usual present from tenants
to their landlords on New Year's
Day, i, 11.
Carol, Christmas, i, 480.
Carling groat, i, 114.
Carlings, i, 113-15.
Carniscapium, i, 65.
"Gloria in excelsis," the earli-
est, i, 480.
Anglo-Norman, of the 13th
century, with a translation,
for a wassail bowl, i, 5.
on serving up the boar's head,
ancient Scottish, i, 487.
later carols, i, 488-9-90.
in praise of the holly, i, 522.
Carp eaten for supper at Hamburgh
on Christmas Eve, i, 473.
Carr Fryetag, i, 113.
Carrier, the witches, iii, 7.
CARRYING EVERGREENS AT FUNE-
RALS, ii, 249.
CARTER'S INTERJECTIONS, ii, 15.
Carthage, Juno presides over, i, 365.
Carting, ancient method of, in Lon-
don, i, 89.
Carvers invoking cuckolds' names
to hit joints, ii, 199, 200.
Casting off the bride's left hose,
Cappy-hole, ii, 407.
CARDS, POPULAR NOTICES CONCERN- CASTING OF STONES, ii, 406.
ING, ii, 449.
Care, Carr, or Karr, meaning of, i,
Care or Carle Sunday, customs on,
account of, from the transla-
tion of Naogeorgus, i, 117.
CARE CLOTH, ii, 141.
Caring Fair, observed at Newark,
Castle Rushen, home of the spell-
bounds giants in, iii, 89.
Castor and Pollux, meteor so called,
Cat, the familiar of witches, iii, 7.
said to have nine lives, iii,
barbarous sport with a, at
Kelso, iii, 38-9.
game of, ii, 407.
CAT AND DOG, ii, 406.
Cat in barrel, sport of, iii, 38.
Cat and bottle, iii, 43.
CAT I' THE HOLE, ii, 408.
Cat in pan, turning the, iii, 388.
CATHARINE'S DAY, ST., i, 410-14.
Camden's account of the cele-CHANGE SEATS, the KING'S COME,
bration of, in Ireland, i, 410.
Catharine, St., charms of, i, 411.
"Cathedra Stercoris" of Domesday,
Catherning, i, 411-12.
Catoptromancy, iii, 170.
Cats, their playfulness at sea portends
a storm, iii, 188.
locked up in Orkney, when a
corpse is laid out, ii, 232.
their leaping over a corpse
portends misfortune, ii, 233.
reverenced by the Egyptians,
CATS, RATS, and MICE, superstitions
relating to, iii, 187.
"Cattaring a," custom of, in Worces-
tershire, i, 412.
Cecilia, St., i, 364.
Cecrops, said to have introduced fu-
neral entertainments, ii, 237.
Celtic mythology, presiding spirits of
the waters in, ii, 376.
Cent, or Mount Sant, ii, 451.
CENT-FOOT, ii, 408.
Cerealia, i, 338.
Ceres, i, 345.
Charles II, restoration of, i, 273-5.
custom of making garlands on
the day of his proclamation,
Cattle, evil-eye against, iii, 46.
Caldron of the witches, as described
by Olaus Magnus, iii, 9.
CAUL, CHILD'S, iii, 114-19.
Cawood, ancient gold ring found at, Charm, derivation of the word, iii,
Charles V, anecdote of, i, 167.
Charlton, co. Kent, Horn Fair held at,
figure of, dressed up during
harvest in the county of
Durham, ii, 22.
Chace, pleasures of the, checked by
the superstitions concerning witch-
craft, iii, 14.
Chacke-blyndeman, ii, 397.
Chadwell, a corruption of St. Chad's
Well, ii, 366.
"Chandelles de rois," i, 48.
Chandlers send candles to their cus-
tomers at Christmas, i, 468.
Chains kissed on the day of St. Peter
ad Vincula, i, 347.
Chair, groaning, ii, 72.
Changelings, ü, 73-4.
Chapeau, ou chapel de roses, ii, 125.
Chapel Royal, St. James's, ceremony
at, on Twelfth Day, i, 33.
Chapelet, donner le, ii, 124.
Characts, iii, 319-24.
anciently bound to the thigh
of a lying-in woman, ii, 67.
Charles I encourages the recreations
of the people, i, 238.
tries the Sortes Virgilianæ,
CHARMS, upon St. Blaze's Day, i, 52.
against St. Vitus's dance,
and spells in Scotland on All-
hallow Even, i, 380-4.
bound to the thigh of a lying-
in woman, ii, 67.
against barrenness, ii, 69.
relating to children, ii, 77, 81.
rags used as charms at wells,
for diseases, iii, 49, 269.
notice of, from the translation
of Naogeorgus, iii, 255.
from Bale's Interlude concern-
ing Nature, Moses, and
Christ, iii, 256, 297. 310.
in odd numbers, iii, 263-9.
physical, iii, 269, 306.
for diseases noticed in the
classics, iii, 300.