Lammas Day, in the calendar, the first day of August, so called perhaps from the custom which formerly prevailed among the tenants who held lands of the cathedral church in York, England, of bringing a live lamb into the church at high mass on that day. Some antiquaries derive the term from a Saxon word signifying loaf mass or bread mass, which was a feast of thanksgiving to God for the first fruits of the harvest. It is said to have been even recently a custom for tenants to bring in new wheat to their lord on or before that day. In the Salisbury manuals of the 15th century it is called benedictio novorum fructuum, and on this day before the reformation Peter's pence were paid in England. Dr. Johnson thinks it is a corruption of "latter math," meaning a second mowing of the grass. Val-lancey, in his Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis, mentions that the 1st of August, Laithmas (pronounced La-ee-mas), was celebrated by the druids as the day of the oblation of grain. The proverb "at latter Lammas" is a euphemism for " never."