Hone’s Everyday Book (page 1/6)

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

Title: Hone’s Everyday Book

Author: Hone, William

City: London

Date: 1826

Total items: 38

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: April]


April is a youth with curly hair and carrying a garland. He wears a tunic and sandals, with a cape billowing out behind him in the wind, and he rides a bucking bull that is jumping up out of a puddle, reminding us that [in England] April is a season [...] [more...] [$]

[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: Aries]


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

[picture: St. John in the Isle of Patmos.]

St. John in the Isle of Patmos.

Saint John the Evangelist is shown writing onto sheets of paper with a large eagle behind him; a staff and pouch are at his side, and he wears animal skins and sandals. He hasa long white beard. [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...] [$]

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Places shown:

Bethlehem ·England ·Judea ·Patmos ·none

Pictures from The Everyday Book and Table Book, by William Hone, 1826, London.

The illustrations are probably by George Cruikshank.

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for William Hone and another for George Cruikshank.

The book has been scanned entirely and low-resolution page images of the full book are online hosted by Google.

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