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Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements,
SPORTS, PASTIMES, CEREMONIES, MANNERS,
Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days,
IN PAST AND PRESENT TIMES;
COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE YEAR, MONTHS, AND SEASONS,
PERPETUAL KEY TO THE ALMANAC;
ACCOUNTS OF THE WEATHER, RULES FOR HEALTH AND CONDUCT, REMARKABLE
For Daily Use and Diversion.
BY WILLIAM HONE.
I tell of festivals, and fairs, and plays,
Of merriment, and 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-knots,
Of omens, cunning-men, and drawing lots-
I tell of brooks, of blossoms, birds and bowers,
I tell of May-poles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG AND SON, 73, CHEAPSIDE;
R. GRIFFIN AND CO., GLASGOW; T. T. AND H. 1EGG, DUBLIN;
ALSO, J. AND S. A. TEGG,SYDNEY AND HOBART TOWN.
LORD LIEUTENANT AND VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE COUNTY
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,
YOUR LORDSHIP'S HIGHLY HONOURED,
AND VERY HUMBLE SERVANT,