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EVERY-DAY BOOK:

THE

GUIDE TO THE YEAR:

OR THE

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

RELATING THE

The Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days,

INCIDENT TO

IN PAST AND PRESENT TIMES;

I tell of festivals, and fairs, and plays,

Of merriment, and mirth, and bonfire blaze.

BEING A SERIES OF

FIVE THOUSAND ANECDOTES AND FACTS;

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

Of omens, cunning men, and drawing lots:

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,
FOR DAILY USE AND ENTERTAINMENT, COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES.

FORMING

BY WILLIAM HONE.

I tell of Christmas mummings, new year's day,

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

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.

ILLUSTRATED BY NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

HERRICK.

LONDON:

WILLIAM TEGG AND Co., 85, QUEEN STREET,

CHEAPSIDE.

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