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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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Works, Volum 4

Leigh Hunt - 1859
...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 violajon offered to it, in the whole circle of the year." S[«nser, in his Shepherd's Calendar, has...
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Once Upon a Time

Charles Knight - 1859 - 531 sider
...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 there, as it wore, consecrated to the goddess of flowers, without the least violation offered it in the whole circle...
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The Works of Shakespeare, Volum 1

William Shakespeare - 1862
...is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall pole, which is called a May Pole ; which being1 place» i ise, To conjure tears up in J'lotrcrs, without the least violence offered it, in the whole circle of the year." The general popularity...
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Father Darcy

Anne Marsh-Caldwell - 1863 - 166 sider
...othpr part of the day is spent in dancing round a pole — •which is called a May pole, which being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands there, as it were, dedicated to the Goddess of Flowers." met by Everard, who, roused by the voice of the boy, had risen,...
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The History of Civilization, Volum 6

Amos Dean - 1869
...part of the day is chiefly spent in dancing around a tall pole, which is called a May-pole; and being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...being offered to it in the whole circle of the year." It was a custom at the celebration of the May games, to elect a lord and lady of the May, who presided...
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Historical Notices of Events Occurring Chiefly in the Reign of Charles I.

Nehemiah Wallington - 1869
...of May-day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall Poll, which is called a May Poll ; which being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...the Goddess of Flowers, without the least violation offer'd to it, in the whole circle of the year.'1 One who was an implacable enemy to popular sports...
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New code progressive reader [ed. by J. Ridgway]. First (-Sixth) standard

James Ridgway - 1873
...after-part 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 to it in the whole circle of the year. Stubbs, a puritanical writer, in his Anatomy of Abuses,...
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French Exercises, Based on the Memory Work of the French Grammar

F. Walter Savage - 1878
...the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall pole, which is called the May-pole ; which, being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...it were, •consecrated to the goddess of flowers." III. Translate into French : — 1. " As I was riding homewards, I saw a waggon standing (arrêté)...
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The Musical World, Volum 56

1878
...which in called May -pole ; which being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands there, ai it were consecrated to the Goddess of. Flowers, without the least violation offered to it, in the whole circle of the year." In a curious collection of poetical pieces, entitled...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volum 25

1842
...part of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall pole, which is culled n Maypole, 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 (he year. And this is not the custom of the British common people...
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