Then several yeomen came forward and spread cloths upon the green grass, and placed a royal feast; while others still broached barrels of sack and Malmsey and good stout ale, and set them in jars upon the cloth, with drinking horns about them.
"Think ye that your beggarly feast was worth three pounds, let alone three hundred?"
I do love thee for the sweet feast thou hast given me this day in merry Nottingham Town; but there be those here who love thee not so much.
Then, before he let him go, he said, "Now, fare thee well, good Sheriff, and when next thou thinkest to despoil some poor prodigal, remember thy feast in Sherwood Forest.
"Now busk ye, my merry men all," quoth he, "and bring forth the best we have, both of meat and wine, for his worship the Sheriff hath feasted me in Nottingham Guild Hall today, and I would not have him go back empty."
That's the fair, true sketch, as far as it goes, of one of the larger village feasts
in the Vale of Berks, when I was a little boy.
"Bestir yourselves, good fellows!" cried Robin Hood; "and while our new cook, whom I see with us, is preparing a feast worthy of our high guest, let us have a few games to do him honor!"
But ere we go, it would seem a true pity to fail to take such of the Sheriff's silver plate as will cause us to remember him, and also grace our special feasts."
And they feasted royally and clinked each other's cups until the sun had ceased to print the pattern of the leaves upon the forest carpet.
Thus, when Zinita came to him, and asked leave to declare a feast of women that should be held far away, he consented, and gladly, for, above all things, he desired to be free from Zinita and her angry looks for awhile; nor did he suspect a plot.
Yet I determined to go, and that was on the day before Zinita won leave to celebrate the feast of women.
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the oldest Marian solemnities and one of the principal feasts
of the liturgical devotion to the Blessed Mother.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Office of the President hoped that with such declaration, Muslim Filipinos can properly observe and enjoy the Feast
of Sacrifice with their loved ones.
Eid'l Adha or the Feast
of Holy Sacrifice is one the most important events celebrated in the Islamic religion.
Dates for the feast
on the international or Gregorian calendar vary and depend on moon sightings by Islamic scholars.