Now if this party is such as may please one, we hope you'll receive them, for here we must leave the, wishing you all the good things of the season.

It's from the 19th-century children's poem called King Luckieboy's Party by Walter Crane. For me, it looks grammatically strange to put 'may' after 'such as'. How come it is possible and how can I interpret this part?

I leave the internet source of this poem here. https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086956/00001/28x

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    The meaning should be "if this party is one of those that one might find pleasant/displays features that may please one". – user373710 Apr 13 at 11:51

It is a valid but somewhat old usage. It is used in old prose as well as in modern-day legalese. Especially the following phrase which is somewhat common in legal documents

Such as may be considered expedient/necessary

In this case, "such as" means "of the type/kind that"

So the author means

If the party is of the kind that will please one, we hope you'll receive them

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