THE LORD OF MISRULE
“On May days the wild heads of the parish would choose a Lord of Misrule, whom they would follow even into the church, though the minister were at prayer or preaching, dancing and swinging their may-boughs about like devils incarnate.”—Old Puritan Writer.
A LL on a fresh May morning, I took my love to church,
To see if Parson Primrose were safely on his perch.
He scarce had got to... more...