Quotes for Events - May

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Quotes for May.

I incline to think that the elders [maiores] gave their own name to the month of May: they considered the interests of their own class. . . . No slight proof of the proposed honour is furnished by the next month, the month of June, which is named after young men [juvenes ].

Is not thilke the mery moneth of May, When loue lads masken in fresh aray? How falles it then, we no merrier bene, Ylike as other, girt in gawdy greene? Our bloncket liueryes bene all to sadde, For thilke same season, when all is ycladd With pleasaunce.
Then while time serves, and we are but decaying, Come, my Corinna! come, let's goe a Maying.
Hee that is in a towne in May loseth his spring.
Hail bounteous May that dost inspire Mirth and youth and warm desire!
We in thought will join your throng, Ye that pipe and ye that play, Ye that through your hearts today Feel the gladness of the May!
May is lilac here in New England, May is a thrush singing "Sun up!" on a tip-top ash-tree, May is white clouds behind pine-trees Puffed out and marching upon a blue sky. May is a green as no other, May is much sun through small leaves, May is soft earth, And apple-blossoms, And windows open to a South wind.
May is a perfect time to be in Tuscany--a time when it's still not too hot for a contessa to spend some time next to the pool, gazing approvingly over the vineyards that surround her.

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