Kilvert, i.119-20, Saturday, 
'If a young woman wishes to know who is to be her future spouse, she goes, late on May Eve, to a black sally-tree, and plucks therefrom nine sprigs, the last of which she throws over her right stocking. She then, on her knees, reads the third verse of the 17th chapter of Job; and on going to bed she places the stocking, with its contents, under her head. These rites duly performed, and her faith being strong, she will, in a dream during the night, be treated to a sight of her future husband'.
W.R.Wilde, 53 (1852)
For Summer is a-come unto day
And whither we are going, we will all unite
On the merry morning of May.
Padstow Night Song - Trad. Cornish
Rise before dawn and wash your face in the dew tomorrow to receive the blessings of the season.