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Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusenients,
CUSTOMS, AND EVENTS,
IN PAST AND PRESENT TIMES ;
ACCOUNTS OF THE WEATHER, RULES FOR HEALTH AND CONDUCT, REMARKABLE
AND IMPORTANT ANECDOTES, FACTS, AND NOTICES, IN CHRONOLOGY, ANTI-
For Daily Use and Diversion.
BY WILLIAM HONE.
I tell of festivals, and fairs, and plays,
I tell of brooks, of blossoms, birds and bowers,
WITH FOUR HUNDRE D AND THIRTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
LORD LIEUTENANT AND VICE-ADMIRAL OF THE COUNTY
PALATINE OF DURIIAM, &c. &c. &c.
TO YOUR LORDSHIP—as an encourager of the old country sports and usages chiefly treated of in my book, and as a maintainer of the ancient hospitality so closely connected with them, which associated the Peasantry
of this land with its Nobles, in bonds which degraded neither
I RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE THIS VOLUME;
not unmindful of your Lordship’s peculiar kindness to me under difficulties, and not unmoved by the pride which I shall have in subscribing myself,
YOUR LORDSHIP'S HIGHLY HONOURED,
AND VERY HUMBLE SERVANT,