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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 Beauties of England and Wales: Or, Delineations ..., Volume 11, Part 2

John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley - Architecture - 1814 - 803 pages
...morning, every man, ' except impediment,' would ' walke into the sweet meadows aud green woods, thereto rejoice their spirits with the beauty and 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 Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 19

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Edward Capell, Alexander Pope, George Steevens, Samuel Johnson, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - 1821
...that King Henry VIII. and Queen Katharine partook of this diversion. 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 PORT. How got they in, and be hang'd...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 19

William Shakespeare - 1821
...Katharine partook of this diversion. STEEVENS. Stowe says, that, " in the month of May, namely, on Mavday in the morning, every man, except impediment, would...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise [ie concert] of birds, praising God in their kind." See PoRT. How got they in, and be hang'd...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

1839
...the custom, in " elder times, when merriments were," for all ranks to go a Maying ; and " on May-day every man, except impediment, would walk into the...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise of birds praising God in their kind." All the young people went betimes in the morning, and the...
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Gaston, Or The Heir of Foiz, and Other Poems

Charles Swan - 1823
...says: " In the month of May, namely, on a May-day morning, every man, except impediment, •]• walks into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to rejoice...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise :[ of birds, praising God in their kind." Shearing feasts and the joyous abundance of a harvest-supper,...
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Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms ...

Edward Moor - English language - 1823 - 525 pages
...tells us, " that on May-day in the morning the citizens used to walk into the sweet meadows and'green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet, flowers." And he quotes from Hall an account of Henry VIHth" riding a Maying, from {.!reemvich to Shooter's Hill...
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The months of the year; or, Conversations on the calendar [signed J.R.].

J. R - 1824
...so is certain, from the many records of ancient historians. Stow tells us, that on May-day, in fte morning, " every man, except impediment, would walk...their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet lowers, and with the harmony of birds praising God in fteir kind." Herrick the poet also describes...
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The every-day book, or, The guide to the year, Volume 2

William Hone - 1825 - 851 pages
...every man, except impediment, would walke into the sweet meddowes and green woods, there to rejoyce their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmonie of birds, praising God in their kinde. And for example hereof, Edward Hall hath noted, that...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Richard III. Henry VIII. Troilus ...

William Shakespeare - 1826
...a morn of May." Stowe says that ' in the month of May, namely on May-day in the morning, every man would walk into the sweet meadows and green woods;...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise [ie music] of birds, praising God in their kind.' It is upon record that King Henry VIIT. and...
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The Every Day Book: Or, A Guide to the Year: Describing the ..., Volume 1

William Hone - Calendars - 1826
...every man, except impediment, would walke into the sweet meddowes and green woods, there to rejoyce their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmonie of birds, praising God in their kinde. And for example hereof, Edward Hall hath noted, that...
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