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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.

I tell of festivals, and fairs, and plays,

Of merriment, and mirth, and bonfire blaze;
I tell of Christmas mummings, new year's day,
Of twelfth-night king and queen, and children's play;
I tell of Valentines, and true-love's-knots,
Of omens, cunning-men, and drawing lots-

I tell of brooks, of blossoms, birds and bowers,
Of April, May, of June, and July-flowers;
I tell of May-poles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes
I tell of groves, of twilights, and I sing
The court of Mab, and of the fairy-king.

Herrick.

WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. TEGG & SON, 73, CHEAPSIDE;
R. GRIFFIN & CO., GLASGOW; TEGG, WISE & TEGG, DUBLIN;

ALSO JAMES & S. A. TEGG, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

1835.

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DEAR L

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CHARLES LAMB, ES Q

YOUR letter to me, within the first two months from the commencement of the present work, approving my notice of St. Chad's Well, and your afterwards daring to publish me your "friend," with your "proper name" annexed, I shall never forget. Nor can I forget your and Miss Lamb's sympathy and kindness when glooms outmastered me; and that your pen spontaneously sparkled in the book, when my mind was in clouds and darkness. These 66 trifles," as each of you would call them, are benefits scored upon my heart; and

May 5, 1926.

I DEDICATE THIS VOLUME,

TO YOU AND MISS LAMB,

WITH AFFECTIONATE RESPECT,

W. HONE

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