Maides of Honor (1587); High Holy Dayes (1653)
maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Jan 15 18:38:54 UTC 2003
On Tue, 14 Jan 2003 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> HIGH HOLY DAYES
> Jim Landau wrote that this is not in the OED. Landau submitted 1923.
> EEBO has Alexander Goughe, THE QUEEN (1653), "or at a feast upon high holy
> dayes, three red Sprats in a dish..."
> LITERATURE ONLINE has Thomas D'Urfey, THE RISE AND FALL OF MASSANIELLO,
> part ii (1700), "...that your Ladyship reserves for high Holy-days..."
Wasn't Jim Landau providing a date for High Holy Days in the Jewish
calendar? The cites from EEBO seem to refer to something else. Anyway,
here is a slightly earlier cite for High Holy Days found in the Historical
Index to the New York Times 21 August 1918 page 8 col. 7 under United
States--Army: Jews "orders issued for furloughs for high holy days"
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