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1 20 Folk-lore Sociely.

An Evening Meeting was held at 22, Albemarle Street, on Wed- nesday, December 21st, 1892 ; the President (Mr. G. L. Gomme) in the chair.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.

The following new members were elected : Mrs. Fuller Maitland and Mr. Egerton Beck.

Mrs. Gomme exhibited some rubbings of games cut on stones found at Norwich Castle, and exhibited at the rooms of the Society of Antiquaries : (i) A Spiral Game (not at present known to survive in any modern form), consisting of a long line with a hole in the centre, and a series of smaller holes at equal distances along the line. (2) A roughly-drawn " 3-squares", one inside the other. (3) The Fox and Geese game.

A printed version of the Mummers' Play, sent by Mr. W. H. Patter- son of Garranard, Strandtown, Belfast, was also e.xhibited.

The Secretary read a short paper by Mrs. Murray Aynsley on " The Sin Eater", and a discussion followed, in which the Rev. C. Swynnerton and ]\Ir. E. S. Hartland took part. The Secretary also read a short paper by Mr. E. Peacock on " The Cow Mass formerly held at Dunkirk".

Mr. E. S. Hartland then read his paper " On a Marriage Custom of the Aborigines of Bengal", and in the discussion which followed the Rev. C. Swynnerton, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. J. Stuart-Glennie, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Brynmor Jones, and the President took part.

Short papers by Dr. Codrington (" The Story of Lata" from St. Cruz, and " The Story of Hole in his Back" from the Banks Group) and by Mr. E. Peacock on the Abolition of Scenic Processions, were also read.

A Joint Meeting of the Folk-lore Society and the Cymmrodorion Society was held in the rooms of the latter, Lonsdale Chambers, 27, Chancery Lane, on Wednesday, January nth, 1893; D. Brynmor Jones, Esq., M.P. in the chair.

A paper was read by Professor John Rhys, M.A., on "The Folk- lore of certain Sacred Wells in Wales".

The Annual Meeting was held at 22, Albemarle Street, on Wed- nesday, January 25th, 1893 ; the President (Mr. G. L. Gomme) in the chair.

The Minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.

The election of the following new members was announced, viz, : Dr. James Gow, the Rev. C. Swynnerton, Mr. H. K. Gow, Miss Lucy Garnctt, and Miss Constance Taylcr.