Mardi Gras (In Elizabethan England)

tmarsh at tmarsh at
Mon Feb 19 22:15:55 PST 1996

Aubrey wrote:

>>this was often a day for the apprentices to riot;
>This sounds like a perfectly acceptable custom that we, in our endeavor to
>recreate this past age, might ought to think about?  Any other apprentices
>want to comment?

No, when I riot I like to have a good reason, like the high price of ale.  To 
riot just because it's a holiday is a waste of time which could be better spent 
on wine, women and song.

Ld Llywelyn Gruffydd
Apprentice to Mistress Jeanmaire du Doremy

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