Boys carry a stuffed dummy, a straw-stuffed effigy of Guy Fawkes, through a town; the figure is arranged on a chair supported by two poles, a litter. In the background people watch, or raise their hats and cheer. A sign reads “fire works notice” because it is traditional in England, on the 5th of November each year, to light a bonfire, to burn [...] [more...] [$]
Hoary, and dim, and bare, and shivering
Like a poor almsman comes the aged Year,
With kind “God save you all, good gentlefolks!”
Heap on fresh fuel, make a blazing fire,
Bring out the cup of kindness, spread the board,
and gladden Winter with our cheerfulnes!
Wassail!—To you, and yours, and all!—All health!” (p. 1561) [more...] [$]
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