THE GIRL'S CABINET,
INSTRUCTIVE AND MORAL
THE MAY QUEEN.
It is May morning. May is the most beautiful of all months.
Then it is, that all nature seems to awaken
from its winter
slumbers. The grass springs up, the little birds
chirp, and display their beautiful plumage. The trees shoot
buds, the fruitful covering of future foliage. We no longer greet each
the warmed room, but, "Good morning," is sweetly spoken from the open
window, or among the bushes of the garden. We hunt flowers and climb
thus exercise both the body and the mind. In many parts of
The young girls then select by lot, one of their number to be crowned as May Queen. She is crowned with a beautiful wreath of flowers and presides for the rest of the day over the amusements of her subjects. In the picture you see the Queen.