372 ANNUAL REPORT, 2GTH NOVEMBER, 1889.
existence were invaluable, and members will not easily forget those occasions when he presided over the meetings.
It has been found necessary to revise the rules of the Society, and the Council will ask the members present at the Annual Meeting to form a special meeting for this purpose. The altera- tions are of minor importance, except in one instance, which provides for the election, as honorary members of the Society, of persons distinguished in the study of folklore, but who for various reasons are not at present connected with the Society. It is proposed to limit to twenty the number of those upon whom this honour may be conferred, and the Council will take care to exercise the power thus placed in their hands with due regard to the Society's welfare. The rules to be proposed are as follows ;
I. ^^ The Folk-Lore Society " has for its object the collection and publication of Popular Traditions, Legendary Ballads, Local Proverbial Sayings, Superstitions and Old Customs (British and Foreign), and all subjects relating thereto.
II. The Society shall consist of Members being subscribers to its funds of One Guinea annually, payable in advance on the 1st of January in each year.
III. A Member of the Society may at any time compound for future annual subscriptions by payment of Ten Guineas over and above the subscription for the current year.
lY. The affairs of the Society, including the election of Members, shall be conducted by a Council, consisting of a President, Vice-Presidents, a Director, Treasurer, Secretary, and eighteen other Members. The Council shall have power to fill up any vacancies in their number that may arise during their year of office.
V. An Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be held