Thirty days hath November,
April, June, and September,
February hath xxviii alone,
And all the rest have xxxi.

Grafton - thirty days hath november - wist_info quote

No picture available
Richard Grafton (c. 1511-1572) English printer
Abridgement of the Chronicles of Englande, Vol. 8 (1562)

Noted as "A rule to knowe how many dayes every moneth in the yeare hath." The oldest known version of this mnemonic (in Latin) dates back to at 1488. See here for other examples.

Added on 4-Apr-16 | Last updated 4-Apr-16
Link to this post | No comments
Topics: , , ,
More quotes by Grafton, Richard

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.