Hone’s Everyday Book (page 2/6)

[picture: Front Cover, Hone's Everyday Book]

Front Cover, Hone’s Everyday Book

The cover of my copy of Hone’s Everyday Book. [$]

[picture: Bookplate, R. B. Colvin]

Bookplate, R. B. Colvin

It seems that my copy of this book once belonged to one B. B. Colvin, probably Beale Blackwell Colvin (1809 – 1865), of Monkham’s Hall, Waltham, Essex; he was the high sheriff of Essex in 1848. [more...] [$]

[picture: Bona Dea - The Earth]

Bona Dea - The Earth

(Frontispiece) [more...] [$]

[picture: January]


A mean wearing warm boots, coat and hat walks through the snow, blowing on his hands to warm them, and is accompanied by a dog. The roofs of a nearby farm and house are covered in snow. [more...] [$]

[picture: Gymnastics for Youth]

Gymnastics for Youth

Children play on swings and on a climbing frame in a park. [$]

[picture: St. Simon Stylites, Hermit of the Pillar]
[picture: Aquarius, or, the Water Bearer.]

Aquarius, or, the Water Bearer.

“The sun enters Aquarius on this day [21st January], though he does not enter it in the visible zodiac until the 18th of February. [more...] [$]

[picture: February]


“— — Then came cold February, sitting
In an old waggon, for he could not ride,
Drawne of two fishes, for the season fitting,
Which through the flood before did softly slyde
And swim away; yet had he by his side
His plough and harnesse fit to till the ground,
And tooles to prune the trees before the pride
Of hasting prime did make them burgeon round.   Spenser.” (p. 195) [more...] [$]

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