Page:Folk-lore - A Quarterly Review. Volume 26, 1915.djvu/393

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Catalogue of Brand Material.


Pease-pudding - - -

Fig-pies - - - - " Whirlin Cakes "

(6) Ceremonial in eating Carlings.^ Everyone should eat carlings till so full that the " Gy- carlin " could not get hold of his stomach Served in a bowl or dish, from which each helps himself with a spoon. Who gets the last pea will be the first married - - - -

(c) Pastimes.

Pelting with raw or parched peas - - - -

Using peashooters III. 'Local Observances.

Careing Fair held previous Friday ,, following


Durham (Sunderland),

Yorks. (Richmond). Lanes. (Burnlev). Isle of Ely (Wisbech).

Border (E. D. D.).

Northumberland (Roth- bury).

Northumberland (New- castle), Cumberland, Westmoreland.

Durham (Sunderland).

Notts. (Newark). Lines. (Grantham).


Local Observance.^

Parched peas or grains of wheat eaten ceremonially on the top of the Foel Mountain. Water drunk from the well there. - - -

Old people believed that peas eaten before Lent would choke them -

Montgomeryshire (Llan- santffraid).

lit was formerly believed that peas and beans sown in the waxing of the moon would run to haulm and not to pods. Hence Tusser's maxim (still observed): "Sow peason and beans in the wane of the moon, Who soweth them sooner, he sows them too soon." It may be noted that the sth Sunday in Lent must always fall in the waxing of the Easter moon. Hence the sowing of the (field) crop of pulse should have already been completed, and the remaining seed might be consumed. 2 Attributed to 4th Sunday, but query?