These "visitations" seem to have been characterized by feasting and merriment and some undesirable mummery.
"The Customs of Old England" by F. J. Snell
No muttering and mummery for me!
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
That mummery is at an end.
"The King's Esquires" by George Manville Fenn
I have already alluded to the curious bit of mummery which was meant to keep them off.
"The Religious Experience of the Roman People" by W. Warde Fowler
My English readers may consider this as a piece of mummery.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
And to think that good people, millions of them, believe in such mummery!
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
Momerie and Mummery are identical with Mowbray, from Monbrai in Normandy.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Did he think that Christianity was a gaudy mummery?
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
Mere mummery and display, and a blow to the dignity of justice!
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
But it would be folly and mummery in our day.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
And stopped with, it seemed, my soul in my gaze--
"That you are not happy, Leona of Verne?
There is that at your heart which--well, betrays
These mocking mummeries.--Live and learn!--
And this is the truth that the poet says:--
"My Lady Of Verne" by Madison Julius Cawein