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AND, WHEREAS, on the last sultry evening in June,
AND WHEREAS sundry haunches and high-seascned pies,
AT YOUR PERIL, ye long-legs, this notice despise !
thrown to the populace, (who assemble Michaelmas Daisy. Aster Tradescanti. to the amount of some thousands,) from Dedicated to St. Michael and all Angels. the windows of their houses, or some
times from the town-hall, a large quan: September 30.
tity of apples, in the whole often amount
ing, from twenty to thirty pots, baskets St. Jerome, Priest, Doctor of the Church, containing five pecks each.) This prae
420. St. Gregory, Bp. sur- tice occasions, of course, a kind of prenamed the Apostle of Armenia, and scriptive holiday in the town, and any the Illuminator, 4th Cent. St, Hono- one having the temerity to refuse his aprius, Abp. of Canterbury, A. D. 653.
prentice or servant leave to attend the St. Jerome.
“apple-throwing,” would most probably
have cause to repent such an invasion of This saint is in the church of England right. A rude concourse therefore tills calendar and almanacs. Particulars con
the streets which are the scenes of actiou; cerning him will be related hereafter ; it and as a sort of
safety valve," if I may is sufficient to observe, for the present,
compare great things with small," rethat the church of England sets him forth
course is had by the crowd to the finging as an authority for reading the Old Testa- about of old shoes, cabbage stalks, and alment Apocrypha.
most every accessible kind of missile ; till Custom at Kidderminster.
at length the sashes are raised, and the The annual election of a bailiff at this upon the heads of the multitude. Woe be
gifts of Pomona begin to shower down town, before noticed," is still
accompanied to the unlucky wight who may chance to by the rude mirth of the populace. The ride through the town during the inter Éditor is obliged to a lady for the fol- ductory part of this custom; no soones lowing communication.
does he appear, than a thousand aims are To the Editor of the Every-Day Book.
taken at him and his horse, or carriage,
and the poor belated rider I have just cast my eye upon your de- dreams he sees,” (if ignorant of the pracfinition of the term costermonger," and
tice,) the inhabitants of a whole town it reminds me of an annual custom at
raised to oppose his single progress, Kidderminster, (my native town,) which
without being able to form the most disyou may perhaps think an account of, a
tant idea of their motive for so doing. At fit subject for insertion in the Every-Day equally foolish, that of pulling a rope, but
Ludlow there is a custom as ancient and Book. The magistrate and other officers of the
of this I know nothing except by report. town are annually elected, and the first Monday after Michaelmas-day is the day of their inauguration, in celebration of
FLORAL DIRECTORY. which, they each of them cause to be
Golden Amaryllis. Amaryllis Aurea.
Dedicated to St. Jerome.
• From Times Telescop
# In Col 1.137.
Slew great Orion; and eeke by his side
He had his ploughing-share, and coulter ready tyde. Spenser. This is the tenth month of the year. design, Mr. Leigh Hunt says, that From our Saxon ancestors, “ October had Spenser, in marching his months bethe name of Wyn-monat,” wyn signify- fore great nature, drew his descriptions ing wine ; “ and albeit they had not an- of them from the world and its customs in ciently wines made in Germany, yet in this general; but turn his October wide-vals season had they them from divers coun- into cider-presses and brewing-tubs, and tries adjoining.” They also called it it will do as well." He continues to obWinter-fulleth.t
serve, that “This month on account of its In noticing the stanza, beneath the above steady temperature, is chosen for the engraving by Mr. Williams ficm his own brewing of such malt liquor as is desiga
ed for keeping. The farmer continues to • Verstegan + Dr. F. Sayer.
sow his corn, and the gardener plants
brest and fruit trees. Many of our read- the birds. The wine obtained from the
ances is the gossamer, which is an infinite
We have already bious; and the fiowering-trees and mentioned the gardener. This is the shrubs to the evergreen cytisus. But the time for the domestic cultivator of flowhedges (and here let us observe, that the ers to finish planting as well, especially fields and other walks that are free to the bulbs that are intended to power early every one are sure to supply us with plea- in spring. And as the chief business of sure, when every other place fails,) are nature this month is dissemination of venow sparkling with their abundant ber- getable birth, so its chief beauty arises ries,-the wild rose with the hip, the from vegetable death itself. We need not hawthorn with the haw, the blackthorn tell our readers we allude to the changing with the sloe, the bramble with the black leaves with all their
lights and shades of berry; and the briony, privet, honey- green, amber, red, light red, light and suckle
, elder, holly, and woody night- dark green, white, brown, russet, and shade, with their other winter feasts for yellow of all sorts.'
The orient is lighted with crimson glow,
The night and its dreams are fled,
Is in all its brightness spread.
And crimson'd the shrubs of the hills;
And hope all the universe fills.
chorus, called the nine quoires of holy St. Remigius, A. D. 533. St. Bavo, Pa- angels ;” and he ranks them thus : tron of Ghent, A. D. 653. St. Piut,
1. The order of seraphims. A. D. 286. St. Wasnulf, or Wasnon,
2. The order of cherubims. A. D. 651. St. Fidharleus, Abbot in
3. The order of archangels.
4. The order of angels. Ireland, A. D. 762. Festival of the
5. The order of thrones. Rosary. Remigius.
6. The order of principalities
7. The order of powers. This is another saint in the church of England calendar and the almanacs. Jle
8. The order of dominions.
9. The order of virtues. was bishop or archbishop of Rheims, and the instructor of Clovis, the first king o.
Some authors put them in this sethe Franks who professed christianity; quence: 1. seraphims; 2. cherubims; 3. Remigius baptized him by trine iin- thrones ; 4. dominions; 5. virtues ; 6. mersion. The accession of Clovis to the powers; 7. principalities; 8. archangels; church, is deemed to have been the origin 9. angels. Holme adds, that “God never of the “ most christian king,” and the erected any order, rule, or government, "eldest son of the church," which the but the devil did and will imitate him; kings of France are stiled in the present will have his synagogue." The latter part
for where God hath his church, the devil times. Salters' Company.
of this affirmation is versified by honest The beadles and Servants of the wor
Daniel De Foe. He begins his “ Trueshipful company of salters are to attend
born Englishman" with it :divine service at St. Magnus church,
Wherever God erects a house of prayer London-bridge, pursuant to the will of sir John Salter, who died in the year.
The devil's sure to have a chapel there. 1605; who was a good benefactor to the said company, and ordered that the
Angel, in its primitive sense, denotes beadles and servants should go to the
a messenger, and frequently signifies men, said church the first week in October, terin, it is conceived to denote minister
when, from the common notion of the three times each person, and say, “ How do you do brother Salter? I hope you gences, have been the objects of over
ing spirits. Angels, as celestial intelliare well!"*
curious inquiry, and of worship. Paul
prohibits this : “Let no man,” he says, FLORAL DIRECIORY. Lowly Amaryllis. Amaryllis humilis.
beguile you of your reward, in a voDedicated to St. Remigius.
luntary humility, and the worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he bath not seen.
An erudite and sinOctober 2.
cere writer remarks, that “The worship, Feast of the Holy Angel-Guardians. St. which so many christians pay to angels
Thomus, Bp. of Hereford, A. D. 1282. and saints, and images and relics, is really St. Leodegarins, or Leger, A. D. 678. a false worship, hardly distinguishable Guardian-Angels.
from idolatry. When it is said, in exThe festival of “the Holy Angel-Guardi- cuse, that they worship these only as ans" as they are called by Butler, is this mediators,' that alters the case very little ; day kept by his chuich. He says that, since to apply to a false mediator is as “according to St. Thomas," when the much a departure from Jesus Christ, our angels were created, the lowest among only advocate, as to worship a fictitious them were enlightened by those that were deity is withdrawing our faith and allegisupreme in the orders. It is not to be ance from the true God.”+ gathered from him how many orders there were; but Holme says, that “after the Amid the multiplicity of representafall of Lucifer the bright star and his com- tions by Roman catholic writers concernpany, there remained still in heaven more ing angels, are these by Father Lewis angels then ever there was, is, and shall Henriques, “That the streets of Paradise be, men born in the earth.” He adds, that are adorned with tapestry, and all the his. they are “ ranked into nine orders or tories of the world are engraven on the
* Annual Register, 1769.
• Colossians ii. 17.
walls by excellent sculptors; that the light themselves with muscarades, feasts angels have no particular houses, but go and ballads; women shall sing more plea. from one quarter to another for diversity; santly than men, that the delight may be that they put on women's habits, and greater; and women shall rise again with appear to the saints in the dress of ladies, very long hair, and shall appear with with curles and locks, with waistcoats and ribands and laces as they do upon earth. fardingales, and the richest linens."
Father Henriques was a Jesuit, and com This occupation of the angels agrees with municates this information in a book the occupations that Henriques assigns entitled, “ The Business of the Saints in to the saints ; who, according to him, are Heaven," published by the written auto enjoy, with other pleasures, the recre- thority of Father Prado, the Provincial ation of bathing: “There shall be pleasant of the order of Jesuits at Castille, dated bathes for that purpose ; they shall swim
at Salamanca, April 28th, 1631.* like fishes, and sing as melodious as nightingales; the men and women shall de
* Moral Practice of the Jesuits. Lond. 12mo. 1676
No morning sun lasts a whole day."