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THE

EVERY DAY BOOK:

OR THE

GUIDE TO THE YEAR:

RELATING THB

POPULAR AMUSEMENTS, SPORTS, CEREMONIES, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND EVENTS,

INCIDENT TO

The Three Hundred and Sixty-fibe Days,

IN PAST AND PRESENT TIMES;

BEING A SERIES OF

FIVE THOUSAND ANECDOTES AND FACTS;

FORMING

A HISTORY OF THE YEAR, A CALENDAR OF THE SEASONS, AND A CHRONOLOGICAL DICTIONARY
OF THE ALMANAC; WITH A VARIETY OF IMPORTANT AND DIVERTING INFORMATION,

POR DAILY USE AND ENTERTAINMENT, COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES.

BY WILLIAM HONE.

I tell of festivals, and fairs, and plays,

I tell of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers,
Of merriment, and mirth, and bonfire blaze.

Of April, May, of June, and July flowers;
I tell of Christmas mummings, new year's day, I tell of May-poles, hock-carts, wargails, wakes,
or twelfth-night king and queen, and children's play ; Or bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes ;
I tell of valentines, and true love's-knots,

I tell of grores, of twilights, and I sing
or omens, cunning men, and drawing lots :

The court of Mab, and of the fairy king.

HERRICK.
ILLUSTRATED BY NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
WILLIAM TEGG AND Co., 85, QUEEN STREET,

CHEAPSIDE.

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