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" The moon shines bright, and the stars give a light, A little before it is day; So God bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May ! THE HELSTONE FURRY-DAY SONG. "
The broken font, by the author of 'Tales of the wars of our times'. - Page 172
by Joseph Moyle Sherer - 1836
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Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern

John Camden Hotten - Carols - 1905 - 140 pages
...Carol " ; but I scarcely think it was composed later than the early part of the preceding century.] THE moon shines bright, and the stars give a light, A little before it was day, Our Lord, our God, he called on us, And bid us awake and pray. Awake, awake, good people all,...
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The Rutland Magazine and County Historical Record, Volume 2

Rutland (England) - 1906
...span, It flourishes like a flower, We are here to-day, and gone to-morrow, And we are dead in an hour. The moon shines bright, and the stars give a light, A little before it is day ; So God bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May. Chambers, in his " Book of Days"...
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Graded Poetry: First and second years, [third-eighth year]

Katherine Devereux Blake, Georgia Alexander - Children's poetry - 1906
...It flourishes like a flower ; We are here to-day and gone to-morrow, 20 And we are dead in an hour. The moon shines bright, and the stars give a light, A little before it is day : So God bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May ! THE CLOUD 9 PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY...
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Days and Deeds: A Book of Verse for Children's Reading and Speaking

Holidays - 1906 - 399 pages
...span, It flourishes like a flower, . We are here to-day and gone to-morrow, And we are dead in an hour. The moon shines bright and the stars give a light; A little before it is day; So God bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May! OLD BALLAD, [ 202 ] LEXINGTON SLOWLY...
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County Folk-lore, Volume 5

Folklore Society (Great Britain) - Folklore - 1908
...little silver To line it well within. My song's begun and almost done, No longer can we stay ; So Heaven bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May ! GJ, Apl. 22, 1905. Grimsby. May-Pole. — Here [in the Bull-Ring] stood the shaft or Maypole, . ....
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Examples of Printed Folk-lore Concerning Lincolnshire

E. Gutch - Folklore - 1908 - 437 pages
...little silver To line it well within. My song's begun and almost done, No longer can we stay ; So Heaven bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May ! GJ, Apl. 22, 1905. Grimshy. May-Pole. — Here [in the Bull-Ring] stood the shaft or Maypole, . ....
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The Days and Deeds: Reader and Speaker

Readers - 1912 - 409 pages
...night And almost all this day. And now, returned back again, We have brought you a branch of May. " The moon shines bright, and the stars give a light, A little before it is day; So God bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May." SARAH K. BOLTON. I GO A-MAYING...
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Primary Education, Volume 28

Education - 1920
...dead in an hour. The moon shines bright, and the stars give light, A little before it is day, So God bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May. From " English Folk-Rhymes," by Northall, p. 240, used by courtesy of the publishers, Kegan, Trench,...
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Come Hither: A Collection of Rhymes and Poems for the Young of All Ages

Walter De la Mare - American poetry - 1923 - 696 pages
...span, It flourishes like a flower; We are here to-day, and gone to-morrow, And are dead in an hour. The moon shines bright, and the stars give a light, A little before it is day, God bless you all, both great and small, And send you a joyful May. 19 AND AS FOR ME . . . AND as for...
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A Lent Sourcebook

Peter Mazar, Robert Baker, Evelyn Kaehler - Religion - 1991 - 461 pages
...abandonment that we are made strong. This is the night which empties us and makes us pure. Thomas Merton THE moon shines bright, and the stars give a light: A little before it is day. Our Lord, our God, now calls on us, And bids us awake and pray. A human life is but a span And cut...
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