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THE

EVERY-DAY BOOK

AND

TABLE BOOK ;

OR,

Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements,

SPORTS, PASTIMES, CEREMONIES, MANNERS,

CUSTOMS, AND EVENTS,

INCIDENT TO

Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days,

IN PAST AND PRESENT TIMES ;

FORMING A

COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE YEAR, MONTHS, AND SEASONS,

AND A

PERPETUAL KEY TO THE ALMANAC;

INCLUDING

ACCOUNTS OF THE WEATHER, RULES FOR HEALTH AND CONDUCT, REMARKABLE

AND IMPORTANT ANECDOTES, FACTS, AND NOTICES, IN CHRONOLOGY, ANTI-
QUITIES, TOPOGRAPHY, BIOGRAPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, ART, SCIENCE, AND
GENERAL LITERATURE; DERIVED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES, AND
VALUABLE ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS, WITH POETICAL ELUCIDATIONS,

For Daily Use and Diversion.

BY WILLIAM HONE.

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I tell of festivals, and fairs, and plays,

I tell of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers,
Of merriment, and mirth, and bonfire blaze

Of April, May, of June, and July-flowers;
I tell of Christmas-mummings, new year's day, I tell of May-poles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
of twelfth-night king and queen, and children's play ; of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes;
I tell of Valentine's, and truelove's knots,

I tell of groves, of twilights, and I sing
of omens, cunning-men, and drawing lots--

The court of Mab, and of the fairy-king.

llerrick.

WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS,

IN THREE VOLUMES,

VOL. III.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED, BY ASSIGNMENT, FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE;
SOLD ALSO BY RICHARD GRIFFIN AND CO. GLASGOW ;
AND JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN.

1830.

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