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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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Henry VIII. Two noble kinsmen...by...Mr John Fletcher and Mr. William ...

William Shakespeare - 1884
...13, May-tiny morning. All ranks of people used to " go a Maying" on the first of May. Stowe says : " 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." We read in Hall of the Venetian ambassadors, in 1515,...
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Midsummer-night's dream. Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare - 1884
...of London, Stowe, speaks of the universal custom of the people of the city on May-day morning, " to walk into the sweet meadows and green woods, there...and with the harmony of birds praising God in their kinds." We have abundant materials for a distinct and complete account of the May-day sports in the...
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Shakespeariana; a critical and contemporary review of ..., Volume 2

1885
...says Stowe — we cannot resist quoting this exquisitely beautiful passage — ' 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 Quarterly Review, Volume 161

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1885
...says Stowe — we cannot resist quoting this exquisitely beautiful passage — ' 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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Walford's Antiquarian: A Magazine & Bibliographical Review, Volume 9

George W. Redway - Great Britain - 1886
...Jack-an-apes-lane, which, we believe, led from Little Lincoln's-inn-fields into Chancery-lane. Stow tells us " 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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Shakespeare's Comedy of A Midsummer-night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 1888 - 195 pages
...of London, Stowe, speaks of the universal custom of the people of the city on May-day morning, " to walk into the sweet meadows and green woods, there...and with the harmony of birds praising God in their kinds." We have abundant materials for a distinct and complete account of the May-day sports in the...
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The Everyday Book ; Or, a Guide to the Year: Describing the Popular ...

William Hone - Manners and customs - 1888
...evety 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 kindc. And for example hereof, Edward Hall hath noted, that...
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History of King Henry the Eighth

William Shakespeare - 1891 - 217 pages
...13. May-tiny morning. All ranks of people used to " go a Maying" on the first of May. Stowe says : " 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." We read in Hall of the Venetian .ambassadors, in 1515,...
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Garden-craft Old and New

John Dando Sedding - Gardens - 1891 - 215 pages
...root, Then longen folk to gone on pilgrimages." Or hear from Stowe how the cockney of olden days " In the month of May, namely, on May-day in the morning, every man, except impediment, would walk in the sweet meddowes and green woods, ther to rejoyce their spirits with the beauty and savour of...
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The Temple Shakespeare, Volume 14

William Shakespeare - 1895
...pr1son ; afterwards used as a debtors' prison ; V. iv. 90. MAY, can; I. ii. 200. MAY-DAY MORNING ; " in the month of May, namely, on May-day in the morning,...the beauty and savour of sweet flowers, and with the noise of birds, praising God in their kind" (Stowe); V. iv. 15. MAZED, amazed, bewildering; II. iv....
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