Dictionary of Faiths and Folklore -
Beliefs, Superstitions & Popular Customs

by W.C.Hazlitt
(Pub. Reeves & Turner, London - 1905)

Scans of text

ABINGDON, BERKS: p.1
The edition of the "Gentleman's Magazine" referred to does not appear to be held by the British Library [*].

ALE: p.3 # p.4 # p.5

APPLE HOWLING: p.12

BODMIN RIDING: p.60 # p.61 # p.62

BURFORD [and giant]: p.82

CHASING THE CHEESE: p.109

CHRISTMAS MUMMERS: p.121

COTSWOLD GAMES: p.152

CUSHION DANCE: p.164 # p.165

DANCING AT WEDDINGS: p.166 # p.167 # p.168

DOVER'S GAMES: p.187
No mention seems to be made of the participation of any morris teams.

The British Library Catalogue lists:

Title: Heigh the Cotswold!. a history of Robert Dover's Olimpick Games. by Francis Burns
Burns. F. D. A.
c1981

Title: Robert Dover (1582-1652) and the Cotswold olimpick games. Francis Burns
Burns. F. D. A.. Francis Daniel Alexander. 1932-2000

Title: A History of Chipping Camden and Captain Robert Dover's Olympick Games. [With plates.]
WHITFIELD. Christopher
Windsor: Shakespeare Head Press, 1958. pp. xi, 284. 8o.

Title: Annalia Dubrensia [being a collection of verses by various writers] upon the yeerly celebration of Mr. R. Dover's Olimpick games upon Cotswold Hills. [Edited by M. W.]
WALBANCKE. Matthew
London, 1636. 4o.

FAIRS: p.224 # p.225 # p.226 # p.227 # p.228 # p.229

FOOL (CHRISMAS): p.241

FOOL (COURT): p.241 # p.242

FOOL (DOMESTIC): p.242

FOOL PLOUGH [and sword dancers]: p.242

FOOTBALL: p.242 # p.243 # p.244

FOOTBALL IN SCOTLAND: p.244 # p.245

FURRY DAY: p.261

GOG AND MAGOG: p.279

HOBBY-HORSE: p.314 # p.315

HORN DANCE: p.326
This edition of the "Strand Magazine" appears to be held by the British Library [*].

HORN FAIR: p.326 # p.327

HORNPIPE: p.327
Note that 'Relation of Virginia' (1609) not only refers to the playing of a pipe and possibly a taber for dancing in Virginia in the early 1600s, but also possibly to step dancing. A reference is made to a 'darbysher Hornpipe' as a kind of dance.
This document is now online at: 'Relation of Virginia' then search for 'darbysher' or go to p.57 or see: p.57 # p.58
However the reference to a 'Lancashire Horn-pipe' seems to be to an instrument rather than a dance.

The British Library Catalogue lists:

Title: Relation of Virginia ... 1609. [Edited by J. F. Hunnewell.] L.P.
Main heading: SPELMAN. Henry. 3rd Son of Sir Henry Spelman
Additional headings: HUNNEWELL. James Frothingham
Publication details: London, 1872. 16o.
Shelfmark: 10413.a.9.

The Catalogue does not list Humphrey King

HUNTINGDON [ox skull in procession]: p.333

LADY OF THE LAMB: p.358
Interesting reference to women dancing the morris?!!

The British Library Catalogue lists:

Title: Fragmenta antiquitatis. Antient tenures of land, and jocular customs of some mannors, etc.
[Another edition.]. Tenures of Land & Customs of Manors ... A new edition, entirely re-arranged, carefully corrected and considerably enlarged by W. Carew Hazlitt, etc.
BLOUNT. Thomas
2 vol. Reeves & Turner; Bernard Quaritch: London, 1874, 1909. 8o.

Title: Tenures of land and customs of manors. originally collected by Thomas Blount
Hazlitt. William Carew
1874

LONG ROPE DAY [at Brighton]: p.367

LORD OF MISRULE: p.368 # p.369 # p.370

MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD: p.381

MAY-DAY: p.397 # p.398 # p.399 # p.400

MAY FAIR: p.400

MAY GARLANDS: p.400 # p.401

MAY, LORD AND LADY OR QUEEN OF: p.401 # p.402

MAYPOLE: p.402 # p.403 # p.404 # p.405 # p.406

MORRIS DANCE: p.422 # p.423

The British Library Catalogue lists:

Title: The English Treasury of Wit and Language, collected out of the most, and best of our English drammatick poems; methodically digested into common places for generall use.
Main heading: COTGRAVE. John
Publication details: pp. 311. Humphrey Moseley: London, 1655. 8o.
Shelfmark: E.1464.(1.)
Shelfmark: G.16385.
Shelfmark: 1451.c.49.
Title: [Another copy.]. MS. notes.
Title: [Another copy.]. Copious MS. notes.
Notes: Interleaved.
Notes: Imperfect; wanting pp. 309-311.

MUMMING: p.427 # p.428 # p.429

OLD BALL [Lancashire hobby-horse]: p.458

PENNY HOP: p.486

PIPER, TOM THE [re: morris dance]: p.492 # p.493

PIXY: p.493

PLOUGH MONDAY: p.495 # p.496

RAPIER DANCE: p.507
- See Halliwell in v.
That's all there is to a tantalising reference - could this be rapper sword? Halliwell is in the British Library [*].

ROBIN HOOD: p.519 # p.520

RUSH-BEARING: p.529

SWORD DANCE: p.577 # p.578

WHIT MONDAY: p.631

WHITSUN ALES: p.631

WHITSUN-ALE, LORD AND LADY OF THE: p.632

WHITSUNDAY: p.632

WHITSUNTIDE: p.632 # p.633

YULE LOG OR CLOG: p.672
Interesting derivation of the word 'clog'

In the articles references are made to other contemporary published sources, which may be found in the British Library Catalogue [*] at: http://blpc.bl.uk/ . As well as these major publications, various national and regional 'Notes and Queries' are referred to; these latter appear to be somewhat neglected in current research on traditional folk customs but being 'eye-witness' accounts are probably the more valuable sources of information, e.g. for mumming play texts, or descriptions of costumes, or words of songs, etc.

Major references held in the B.L. are:

Title: A Glossary: or collection of words, phrases, names and allusions to customs, proverbs, etc. which have been thought to require illustration in the works of English authors, particularly Shakespare and his contemporaries.
Title: A new edition,. with considerable additions ... by J. O. Halliwell and T. Wright.
Main heading: NARES. Robert
Additional headings: WRIGHT. Thomas. M.A., F.S.A.
Publication details: 2 vol. London, 1859. 8o.
Shelfmark: LEX.55

Title: A Dictionary of old English plays, existing either in print or in manuscript, from the earliest times to the close of the seventeenth century, etc.
Main heading: HALLIWELL, afterwards HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS. James Orchard
Publication details: London, 1860. 4o.
Shelfmark: 2785.bb.6.
Shelfmark: 11924.b.25.
Title: [Another copy.]. A Dictionary of Old English Plays, etc.
Publication details: London, 1860. 8o.

Title: A Supplementary English Glossary.
Main heading: DAVIES. Thomas Lewis Owen
Publication details: pp. xvi. 736. George Bell & Sons: London, 1881. 8o.
Shelfmark: 12983.ff.14.
Shelfmark: T 6365
Title: [Another copy.]
Notes: Held in OIOC

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