Download the book Volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Thrice Welcome from Poor Robin's Almanac. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 11, 2011. Poor Robin's Almanac first appeared in England in the 17th century. It ran until sometime in the 18th century. It was originally a satirical publication, although over the years it became less humorous and more of a source for traditional homilies. Poor Robin is a pseudonym whose original user is unknown. William Winstanley and Robert Herrick are both possible candidates. More works were published under this pseudonym in America in the 1800s.