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THE

EVERY-DAY BOOK;

OR,

Everlasting Calendar

OF

POPULAR AMUSEMENTS,

SPORTS, PASTIMES, CEREMONIES,

MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND EVENTS, INCIDENT TO
EACH OF THE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE DAYS,
IN PAST AND PRESENT TIMES;

FORMING A COMPLETE

HISTORY OF THE YEAR, MONTHS, & SEASONS,

AND A

PERPETUAL KEY TO THE ALMANACK;

INCLUDING

ACCOUNTS OF THE WEATHER, RULES FOR HEALTH AND CONDUCT, REMARKABLE
AND IMPORTANT ANECDOTES, FACTS, AND NOTICES, IN CHRONOLOGY,
ANTIQUITIES, TOPOGRAPHY, BIOGRAPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, ART, SCIENCE,
AND GENERAL LITERATURE; DERIVED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES,
AND VALUABLE ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS, WITH FOETICAL ELUCIDATIONS,
FOR DAILY USE AND DIVERSION.

BY WILLIAM HONE.

I tell of festivals, and fairs, and plays,

Of merriment, and mirth, and bonfire blaze;

I fell of Christmas-mummings, new year's day.

Of twelfth-night king and queen, and children's play;

I tell of Valentines, and true-love's-knots,

of omens, cunning men, and drawing lots-

I tell of brooks, of blossoms, birds and bowers,
Of April, May, of June, and July-flowers;

I tell of May-poles, hock-carts. wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal-cakes!
I tell of groves, of twilights, and I sing
The court of Mab, and of the fairy-king.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

WITH THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ENGRAVINGS.

VOLUME I.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED FOR WILLIAM HONE

BY HUNT AND CLARKE, TAVISTOCK STREET,

COVENT-GARDEN.

Herrick

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