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" In the month of May, namely, on May-day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of birds, praising... "
A survey of London - Page 38
by John Stow - 1842
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The Ancient British Drama ...

Walter Scott - English drama - 1810 - 614 pages
...p. 13, edit. 178O. * Inyl—ieAť. " * Nor in a May-day morning fetch in May.— Stow says, that " in the month of May, namely on Mayday in the morning,...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise (ie concert) of birds, praising God in their kind." Again," I find, also, that in the month of...
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The Ancient British Drama ...

Walter Scott - English drama - 1810 - 614 pages
...May, namely on Mayday in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet nieadows and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noisf (ie concert) of birds, praising God in their kind." Again, " I find, also, that in the month...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities: Including the Whole of Mr. Bourne's ...

John Brand - Christian antiquities - 1810 - 424 pages
...eMjinrmitur. Stow Stow tells us, in his Survey of London,* that in the Month of May, namely, on May- day in the Morning, every Man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet Meddowes and green Woods, there to rejoice their Spirits with the Beauty and Savour of sweet Flowers,...
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of mr. Bourne's ...

John Brand, Henry Bourne - 1810
...exquiruntur. Stow tells us, in his Survey of London,* that in the Month of May, namely, on May- day in the Morning, every Man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet Meddowes 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: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ..., Volume 15

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1813
...Queen Katharine partook of this diversion. See Vol. IV. p. 453, n. 4. STEEVENS. Stowe says, that, " in the month of May, namely, on Mayday in the morning,...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise [ie concert] of birds, praising God in their kind." See also Brand's Observations on popular...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol

George Miller - 1813
...custom of the heathens hath ours undoubtedJf coin?- STOW STOW tells us in his survey of London, " that in the month of May, namely on May-day in the morning,...walk into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to lejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet (lowers, and with the harmony of birds praising...
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London and Middlesex: Or, An Historical, Commercial, & Descriptive ..., Volume 2

Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale - London (England) - 1814
...house of honour or worship.' On May-day in the morning, every man, ' except impediment,' would ' walke into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to rejoice...savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of birds, praysing God in their kind.' In this month, also, the Citizens of London, of all estates, lightly in...
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The Analectic Magazine, Volume 4

1814
...namely, on May-Day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meddowea 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 the Eighth's riding a Maying from Greenwich ta the high...
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The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical ..., Volume 2

John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley - Architecture - 1814
...house of honour or worship.' On May-day in the morning, every man, ' except impediment,' would ' walke into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to rejoice...and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of hirds, praysing God in their kind.' In this mouth, also, the Citizens of London, of all estates, lightly...
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The Analectic Magazine ...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 4

Washington Irving - 1814
...came, 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 meddowes and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers,...
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