^yS Catalogue of Brand Material.
WALES. I. Natural Phenomena. locality.
Witches were supposed to " groan " South Wales.
II. Things forbidden.
The young obhged to keep silence
(obsolete) . - - - Ibid.
A day of gloom - - - - In remote country parts.
" Die Oaskean " _ - - Wexford.
I. Proverbial Saying.
Ash Wednesday is the first Wed- nesday after the spring new moon.
Penance in white sheet still re- membered at - - - - Kilbride.
FIRST WEEK IN LENT.
Names and Observances.
Ash-week, the first week in Lent - Suffolk. Clerk Thursday, the day after Ash Wednesday. (Scholars bar out master) - - Lines. (Huttoft). Frutas or Fruttors Thursday, ibid.
(Little raisin cakes eaten) - - Leeds (Swaledale). Bloody Thursday, ibid.
(Black puddings eaten) - - North Riding. Lang Frida',^ the first Friday in Lent. (Frutas left from Wednesday eaten) East and North Ridings,
1 This is the earliest English name for Good Friday. Cf. N.E.D.