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Fashion Then and Now (Volume 2); Illustrated by Anecdotes, Social, Political, Military, Dramatic, and Sporting. with Remarks on Dress, Elections, Duelling, Amateur Theatricals, Racing, Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Skating, Golfing, Curling, Deep Sea Fishing (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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Fashion Then and Now (Volume 2); Illustrated by Anecdotes, Social, Political, Military, Dramatic, and Sporting. with Remarks on...
Fashion Then and Now (Volume 2); Illustrated by Anecdotes, Social, Political, Military, Dramatic, and Sporting. with Remarks on...

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Fashion Then and Now (Volume 2); Illustrated by Anecdotes, Social, Political, Military, Dramatic, and Sporting. with Remarks on Dress, Elections, Duelling, Amateur Theatricals, Racing, Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Skating, Golfing, Curling, Deep Sea Fishing (Paperback)

Lord William Pitt Lennox

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. CHBISTMAS AND NEW YEAB's DAT--" ALL IN THE OLDEN TIME"--SPOBTS ON THE ICE--SKATINO GOLFING BOYAL GOLFEBS CHARLES II--JAMES II.--CUBLING SLEDGING LES MON TAONES BUSSES. "And well our Christian sires of old Loved when the year its course had rolled, And brought blithe Christmas back again, "With all its hospitable train, 'Domesticand religious rite Gave honour to the holy night; On Christmas eve the bells were rung, On Christmas eve the mass was sung. "Then opened wide the baron's hall To vassal, tenant, serf, and all; Power laid his rod of rule aside, And ceremony doffed her pride. "England was merry England when Old Christmas brought his sports again; 'Twas Christmas broached the mightiest ale, 'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft would cheer The poor man's heart through half the year." Walteb Scott. Cheistmas and New Year's Day in former times were celebrated in a very different way from what they now are, and few of the old customs remain. The more northern nations anciently assigned portentous qualities to the winds of New Year's Eve, as may be gleaned from the following legend: "If New Tear's Eve night-wind blows south, It betokeneth warmth and growth; If west, much milk and fish in the sea; If north, much cold and storms there'll be; If east, the trees will bear much fruit; If north-east, flee it man and beast." Plough Monday, the first Monday after Twelfth Day, was so called because it was the first day after Christmas that husbandmen could resume the plough. It was formerly the custom to have rural rejoicings on this occasion, and the plough was drawn in procession to the doors of the villages, hamlets, farmhouses, and homesteads, amidst much mirth and revelry. The eve of St. Agnes was a most important night t...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Lord William Pitt Lennox
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-66121-1
Barcode: 9781150661211
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-66121-6

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