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On May Day

May 1, 2022
by the gentle author

Street Strolling Clowns by John Thomas Smith, 1816 (courtesy Bishopsgate Institute)

Sweeps on May Day in the City of London c. 1920 (courtesy Bishopsgate Institute)

On May Day, a traditional time of celebration in London when we look forward to the summer that lies ahead, I present this chapbook of The Seasons by W S Johnson from 1846 which was brought to my attention by Sian Rees.

Courtesy of McGill Library

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