Hone’s Everyday Book (page 3/6)

[picture: Awaiting the postman on Saint Valentine's Day]

Awaiting the postman on Saint Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s day, the 14th of February (US: February 14) [more...] [$]

[picture: A beast devours a human heart]

A beast devours a human heart

This illustration appears in the entry for February 14th, St. Valentine’s Day. [more...] [$]

[picture: Pisces]


The zodiacal sign of pisces, two fish, here with a ribbon or rope bound from the tail of one to that of the other. [more...] [$]

[picture: March]


“—Sturdy March with brows full sternly bent
  And armed strongly, rode upon a ram,
  The same which over Hellespontus swam;
Yet in his hand a spade he also hent,
  And in a bag all sorts of weeds ysame,
Which on the earth he strewed as he went,
And fill’d her womb with fruitfull hope of nourishment.     Spenser.” (p. 311) [more...] [$]

[picture: Spring]


Spring, the book informs us, commences on the 6th of March, and lasts ninety-three days. The woodcut shows a winged infant boy holding flowers. The following verse is printed beneath the engraving: [more...] [$]

[picture: Fourteenth Century Man]

Fourteenth Century Man

Showing how men dressed in the fourteenth century. [$]

[picture: Aries]


Aries comes under the entry for the 20th of March: [more...] [$]

[picture: Vernal Equinox]

Vernal Equinox

Perhaps not a very clear illustration of an equinox, but still a pretty woodcut of the Sun’s rays reaching the Earth. [$]

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