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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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Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our ...

John Brand, Henry Ellis - 1900 - 807 sider
...of the 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." Stubbs, a puritanical writer of Queen Elizabeth's...
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The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England from the Earliest Period ...

Joseph Strutt - 1801 - 322 sider
...part of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round 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." This custom, no doubt, is a relic of one more ancient, practised by the Heathens, who observed the...
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The Sporting Repository: Containing Horse Racing, Hunting, Coursing ...

1904 - 478 sider
...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 there, as it were, consecrated to the goddess of flmvcrs, without the least violation offered to it, in the whole circle of the year. One of our own...
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Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore ..., Volum 2

John Brand, Sir Henry Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt - 1905
...of the 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 offered to it, in the whole circle of the year." The author of "The Way to Things by Words," &c., very...
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The Nineteenth Century, Volum 37

1895
...part of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall pole which is called a May Pole ; and, being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands...were consecrated to the Goddess of Flowers, without any violation being offered to it the whole circle of the year. It has to be sadly confessed that some...
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Selections in Prose and Verse

...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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American Quarterly Review, Volum 3

Robert Walsh - 1828
...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 the whole circle of the year. Mayday is also, in London, the Chimney-sweepers' Holiday:...
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