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2" Mock" in allusion to practice of depicting human figure on it?

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Pait kept for New Year's Eve Lincs. (modern).

A little burnt every night

till New Year
All night and next day

All night; any left, re-
lighted Old Christmas
Eve

All night

Notts.

Remnant preserved to light
next year's log

Also to preserve house
from fire

To preserve house from

other harm

Northumbd., Lancs. (The
Fylde).

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To preserve house from
"fire and lightning
To keep the witch away"

For luck -
Kept under bed
Kept in cellar -

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Herefordshire.

South Yorks. (Penistone),
Notts.
Derby, Herefordshire.
North Country, Whitby.
Northants., 1850.

South Yorks. (Penistone).

North Country (Denham)

1 The change from open hearths to grates would naturally affect both the size of the log and the time it would be kept burning.

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1 Localities noted: Torquay, Kingsbridge, Ashburton, Exeter (Cleve), Dartmoor, Torrington, Bampton and Dolton in North Devon. More information is needed as to the several areas and the local circumstances affecting them.

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