Let now the chimneys blaze
And cups o’erflow with wine,
Let well-turned words amaze
With harmony divine.
Now yellow waxen lights
Shall wait on honey love
While youthful revels, masques, and courtly sights
Sleep’s leaden spells remove.
– Thomas Campion
Jean Paul and Lylie, Baron and Baroness of Concordia of the Snows by the hands of Their Majesties of the East: To all the most loving, faithful, and joyous citizens of the Known World, greetings.
We do invite all forthright and honorable citizens of the Known World to join us in celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas in Queen Elizabeth's Court on the tenth day of December in year of our lord 1560. Our celebration will include a grand feast complete with diverse entertainments throughout the day including music, dancing, a masque, various games of chance, and more. Revelers are encouraged to dress in a manner befitting the fashions of our time. The courtesy of a formal response is requested, such that our cook may prepare appropriately.
Jean Paul, Baron Lylie, Baroness