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" It was anciently the custom for all ranks of people to go out a maying on the first of May. It is on record that King Henry VIII. and Queen Katharine partook of this diversion" (STEEVENS): "Stowe says, that, 'in the month of May, namely, on May-day in... "
Scenes of the Olden Time - Page 37
by William Henry Davenport Adams - 1867 - 128 pages
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of Mr. Bourne's ...

John Brand, Henry Bourne - Christian antiquities - 1777 - 430 pages
...May -Poles were fct up a Morning, every Man, except impediment, would walk into the fweet Meddowes and green Woods, there to rejoice their Spirits with the Beauty and Savour of fweet Flowers, and with the Harmony of Birds praifing God in their Kinde. He quotes from Hall an Account...
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A Select Collection of Old Plays: Roaring girl, or, Moll Cutpurse

English drama - 1780
...The names of Prentice can difparage you. 5 Nor In a May-iay moruiag frtch m May.'] Stow fays, that " in the " month of May, namely on May-day in the morning,...every man, except " impediment, would walk into the fweet meadows and green woods, " there to reioice their fpints with the beauty and favour of fweet...
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King Henry VIII. Coriolanus

William Shakespeare - 1788
...record that King Henry VIII, and queen Katharine partook of this diversion. STEEVENS. Stowe says, that " in the month of May, namely, on May-day in the morning,...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise («'.*. concert) of birds, praising God in their kind." See also Brand's Observation! on Popular...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 11

William Shakespeare - 1793
...Queen Katharine partook of this diverfion. See Vol. V. p. 130, n. 5. STEEVENS. Stowe fays, that, " in the month of May, namely, on Mayday in the morning,...every man, except impediment, would walk into the fweet meadows and green woods ; there to rejoice their fpirits with the beauty and favour of fweet...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures ..., Volume 17

Great Britain - 1804
...namely, on May-Day, iu the morning, every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meddows and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with...and with the harmony of birds praising God in their kinde." He quotes from Hall, an account of Henry VIII. riding a maying, from Greenwich to the high...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 17

1804
...home, and so place them on the doors of their houses. Stow tells us, in his survey of London^, " that in the month of May, namely, on May-Day, in the morning,...man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meddows and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers,...
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The plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the corrections and ..., Volume 11

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1808
...Queen Katharine partook of this diversion. See Vol. II, p 345, n. 3. Steevena. Stowe says, that, " in the month of May, namely, on May-day in the morning,...green woods; there to rejoice their spirits with the heautv and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise [i. e concert] of hirds, praising God in their...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1808
...diversion. See Vol. II, p 345, n. 3. Steewni. Stowe says, that, " in the month of Mav, namely, on May-ilay in the morning, every man, except impediment, would...green woods; there to rejoice their spirits with the beautv and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise [ie concert] of birds, praising God in their...
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Sporting Magazine, Volume 34

Hunting - 1809
...the morning, every man not having an impediment would walk into the sweet meadows and green wdods, there to rejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of praising God in their kinde." He quotes from Hall, an account of Henry VIII. riding a Maying, from...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809
...tk* morning, every man without iinpedi mient would walk into the tweet meadows aui! fteev »v«ods, there to rejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowtis, and « I'h the harviony of birds praising God in their kind. And fur example here Edward Hall...
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