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Catalogue of Brartd Material.

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SCOTLAND.

Eating " flesche " in Lent forbidden by Town Council -----

LOCALITY.

Edinbrb' (1564).

MAN. Proverbial Saying.

" Lent without a moon, Lent dark. Feast-day to-niglit and work-day to-morrow."

ASH WEDNESDAY.

ENGLAND. I. Names.

Ash Wednesday (from use of ashes

in the Church service) Fruttas (qy. Fritters ?) Wednesday

II. Natural Phenomena.

Wind on Ash W^ednesday deter- mines wind through Lent -

III. General Observances.

{a) Things forbidden.

Weddings. " Marrying goes

out " this day. Eating " flesh meat," still

observed by many. Keeping " lye " (for washing)

in the house - - -

(6) Special Viands.

Frutas fritters - - - Apple fritters - . . Grey pease (eaten for wealth) Dole of pease - - - Furmety - - - - Hasty pudding - - - Salt fish . - - -

(c) Games and Sports.

Tutball (non-players would

be sick in harvest) - Throwing " Lenten sherds " (cf. Shrove Monday)

General. Yorkshire.

East Anglia.

East Worcestershire.

Yorks. (N. Riding).

Lines. (Grantham).

Leeds.

Norf. (Gt. Witchingham)

Cheshire (Wirral).

Lanes. (Didsbury).

General.

East Yorksh. North Devon.