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Rustic Merry-making

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It is curious to find that even at so late a period as the time of Queen Mary, the shepherds still officiated at weddings and other merrymakings in their villages, so as to excite the jealousy of the professors of the joyous science.

The accompanying wood-cut, from a MS. in the French National library, may represent such a rustic merry-making.

Author
The Project Gutenberg eBook, Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages, by Edward Lewes Cutts
Published in 1911
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