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Happy Roc Day!

A poem by Herrick:
St. Distaff's Day, or The Morrow After Twelfth-day
Partly work and partly play
You must on St. Distaffs Day:
From the plough soon free your team;
Then cane home and fother them:
If the maids a-spinning go,
Burn the flax and fire the tow.
Bring in pails of water then,
Let the maids bewash the men.
Give St. Distaff' all the right:
Then bid Christmas sport good night,
And next morrow every one
To his own vocation.
Illustration from Chambers' Book of Days

1 comment:

One More Stitch said...

Lovely! Thanks for posting this.