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Catalogue of Brand Material.

SIXTH SUNDAY IN LENT.

ENGLAND.

I. Names.

Palm Sunday- Fig Sunday -

Fig-pie Sunday - Flowering Sunday

Pawne Cross Day _ - .

II. Natural Phenomena.

If seeds be sown this day, flowers will be double - - - -

III. General Observances.

(a) Observances with Plants.

Withe, or twisted tree, brought into great houses

Willow catkins called Palms

Forbidden or unlucky to gather Palm before Palm Sunday - - - -

Forbidden before Palm Sun- day to take it into the house - - - -

Children go " palming " or " palmsoning "

Palms searched for and carried - - - -

Palms searched for on pre- vious Sunday - - -

Palms carried - - .

Palm sold in Covent Garden in Hone's time - ,, worn in hats ,, carried to church ,, used in decoration ,, ,, ,, of houses

LOCALITY.

General.

Beds., Bucks., Herts., Northants., Oxford- shire, Wilts., Yorks.

Lanes. (E. D. D.).

Cheshire (E. D. D.), Glou- cester (St. Briavel's and district).

Yorks. (Whitby).

Gloucester.

London (1603). Herts, and general.

Hants.

Dorset, Salop.

Northumberland, Yorks.

Derbyshire.

Lines.

Cornwall (Polperro), Yorks. (Sheffield).

London. East Yorks. Hants.

West Somerset. Northumberland (Roth- bury), Yorks. (Filey). Church Northants. (Cliff e Regis).