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THE

EVERY-DAY BOOK

AND

TABLE BOOK;

OR,

Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusenients,
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, AND SEASONS,

AND A
PERPETUAL KEY TO THE ALMANAC;

INCLUDING

ACCOUNTS OF THE WEATHER, RULES FOR HEALTH AND CONDUCT, REMARKABLE

AND IMPORTANT ANECDOTES, FACTS, AND NOTICES, IN CHRONOLOGY, ANTI-
QUITIES, TOPOGRAPIIY, BIOGRAPIY, NATURAL HISTORY, ART, SCIENCE, AND
GENERAL LITERATURE; DERIVED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES, AND
VALUABLE ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS, WITII POETICAL ELUCIDATIONS,

For Daily Use and Diversion.

BY WILLIAM HONE.

I tell of festivals, and fairs, and plays,
of merriment, apd mirth, and bonfire blaze ;
I tell 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-kpots,
of omens, cunning-men, and drawing lots

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

Ilerrick,

WITH FOUR HUNDRE D AND THIRTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG AND SON, 73, CHEAPSIDE;
R. GRIFFIN AND CO., GLASGOW ; T. T. AND H. TEIG, DUBLIX;
ALSO, J. AND S. A. TEGG,SYDNEY AND HOBART TOWN.

1837.

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LORD LIEUTENANT AND VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE COUNTY

PALATINE OF DURIIAM, &c. &c. &c.

My LORD,

TO YOUR LORDSHIP—as an encourager of the old country sports and usages chiefly treated of in my book, and as a maintainer of the ancient hospitality so closely connected with them, which associated the Peasantry

of this land with its Nobles, in bonds which degraded neither

I RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE THIS VOLUME;

not unmindful of your Lordship’s peculiar kindness to me under difficulties, and not unmoved by the pride which I shall have in subscribing myself,

MY LORD,

YOUR LORDSHIP'S HIGHLY HONOURED,

MOST OBEDIENT,

AND VERY HUMBLE SERVANT,

WILLIAM HONE.

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