Category: Shakespeare’s Almanack

The Month of October

And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,From this day to the ending of the world,But we in it shall be remember’d;We few, we happy few,

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The Month of September

We all no doubt recall the well-known rhyme that helps us to remember the number of days in each month: Thirty days hath September,April, June

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August, the Harvest Month

Of this time, the Roman Boethius writes: “The world with steady trust,Changes in regular seasons.Seeds that struggle out of earthKeep to pre-determined bounds.Daily the golden

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The Month of June

The gypsy folk of times past often said that when there was no “R” in the month then it was “safe” to eat pork, how

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The Merry Month of May

Traditionally the Merry Month of May began with what was known as “Garland Day” on the 1st, probably because the Old Julian Calendar was still

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The “Springtime Fool”

It has often occurred to me that the characteristic archetypes of the season seem to be weighted more towards Winter and the Christmas celebrations with

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The Month of February

At this rather bleak time of the agricultural year many hedges, gates, walls and fences would be inspected for damage and repaired. The arable fields

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