She is by Glenbanchor Gillebrighde and out of May Dew
of Turin Hill.
Not to be outdone Miracle May Dew
"gaspers", as they were no doubt called, offered a dewy-eyed maiden in languorous pose.
When I saw my neighbour face down in the grass I thought she had been on the sherry but no, she still believes the old wives tale that the May Dew
helps you look young.
Girls bathed their faces in May dew
to ensure a lovely complexion, made garlands of flowers, and paraded with branches of hawthorn in full bloom.
Roy Christian, author of Old English Customs, complains, "May Day in England is not what it used to be." It's hard nowadays to find a maiden who rises early on May Day morn to wash her face with May dew
and so acquire a beautiful complexion.