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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 Visitor: Or, Monthly Instructor

1840
...meddowes and greene woods, (many of these are now covered with long lines of houses) there to rejoyce their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmonie of birdes, praising God in their kinde. And, for example, hereof Edward Hall hath noted, that...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1840
...Stowe tells us in his account of the Mayings near London, as these sports were termed. " In the moneth of May, namely on May-day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walke into the sweet meddowes and greene woods, (many of these are now covered with long lines of houses)...
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London, Volumes 1-2

Charles Knight - London (England) - 1841
...when every man will, as of old, " walk into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to rejoice his spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise of birds, praising God in their kind,''* on each May-day; or when London shall again present...
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Shakespeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ...

1843 - 660 pages
...namely, on May-day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walke into the sweete meddowes and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits, with...savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of birds, praysing Hod in their kind;"** and Shakspeare has repeated references to the same observance; in Midsummer...
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The Book of the Months: And Circle of the Seasons

Seasons - 1844 - 214 pages
...source we borrow the following extract from " an honest gatherer of olden chronicles." "In the moneth of May, namely, on May-day, in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meddowes and green woods, there to rejoyce their spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers,...
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Sports, pastimes, and customs of London

Sports - 1847
...London, that, on May-day morning, " every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meddowes and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with...and with the harmony of birds praising God in their kinde." Nor was the custom of " going a-Maying " confined to the populace, but was equally observed...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 26

Child rearing - 1847
...London, that on May-day morning, " Every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meddowcs and green woods, there to rejoice their spirits with...and with the harmony of birds praising God in their kinde." He subsequently adds, il I find also that in the month of May the citizens of London of all...
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The Churchman's companion

...shows ye have your closes, And all must die." GEORGE HERBERT. AN old writer says, that on May day, " every man, except impediment, would walk into the sweet meadows and green woods, there to rejoice the spirits with the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the harmony of birds, praising GOD...
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of mr ..., Volume 1

John Brand - 1849
...[The following curious account is extracted from Stow's Survay of London, 1603, p. 98 : "In the moneth of May, namely on May-day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walke into the sweete meadowes and greene woods, there to rejoyce their spirites with the beauty and...
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Original memoranda,etc

Robert Southey - Anecdotes - 1850
...woods, into the king's house ; and the like into every man's house of honour or worship." May Day.1 " In the month of May, namely on Mayday in the morning,...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise of birds, praising God in their kind. " And for more notable example hereof Edw. Hall hath noted,...
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