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" ... and crowns of flowers. When this is done they return with their booty homewards, about the rising of the sun, and make their doors and windows to triumph in the flowery spoil. The... "
Medii Ævi Kalendarium: Or, Dates, Charters, and Customs of the Middle Ages - Side 233
av Robert Thomas Hampson - 1841
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The Extractor; or Universal repertorium of literature, science, and ..., Volum 1

1829
...up bonfires. This Maypole was generally placed in some convenient part of every village, and stood, as it were, consecrated to the Goddess of Flowers, without the least violation offered to it, in tin; whole circle of the year. Mayday is also, in London, the chimneysweepers' holiday...
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Ancient Customs, Sports, and Pastimes, of the English

Jehoshaphat Aspin - 1832 - 256 sider
...after-part of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall pole, called a Maypole, which, being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...being offered to it in the whole circle of the year." These games are now confined to country towns and villages ; but, formerly, London itself was not without...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

1832
...of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall pole, which is called a May-pole ; which, being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...the goddess of flowers, without the least violation offered it in the whole circle of the year. And this is not the custom of the British common people...
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Parley's Magazine, Volum 1

1833
...of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall pole, which is called a May-pole ; which being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...the goddess of flowers, without the least violation offered it in the whole circle of the year. And this is not the custom of the British common people...
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My Daughter's Book: Containing a Selection of Approved Readings in ...

1834 - 482 sider
...of the day is chiefly spent in dancing around a tall pole, which is called a May pole ; which, being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...the Goddess of Flowers, without the least violation offered it in the whole circle of the year." One of our own poets thus mentions the May-pole ceremonies...
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The Indicator, and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volum 1

Leigh Hunt - 1834
...chiefly spent in dancing round a May-pole, which being placed in a convenient part of the village, stood there, as it were, consecrated to the Goddess of Flowers, without the least violation offered to it, in the whole circle of the year." Spenser, in his Shepherd's Calendar, has detailed...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calandar of Popular ...

William Hone - 1835
...notices respecting our pastimes says, " The after-part of Maydancing round a . a May Poll ; which being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...the Goddess of Flowers, without the least violation ofier'd to it, in the whole circle of the year."* One who was an implacable enemy to popular sports...
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The Indicator and the Companion: A Miscellany for the Fields and ..., Volum 1

Leigh Hunt - 1835
...chiefly spent in dancing round a May-pole, which being placed in a convenient part of the village, stood there, as it were, consecrated to the Goddess of Flowers, without the least violation offered to it, in the whole circle of the year." Spenser, in his ShephercFa Calendar, has detailed...
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Games and Sports: Being an Appendix to Manly Exercises and Exercises for ...

Donald Walker - 1837 - 388 sider
...interspersed with green oaken leaves and bunches of flowers. Bourne tells us that the May pole being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...the Goddess of Flowers, without the least violation offered to it in the course of the year. Of this day in Scotland, we find still more ancient reminiscences....
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The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England ...

Joseph Strutt - 1838 - 420 sider
...part of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall poll, which is called a May-poll ; and being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...being offered to it in the whole circle of the year." This custom, no doubt, is a relic of one more ancient, practised by the Heathens, who observed the...
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