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The Telltale Tile
OLIVE THORNE MILLER IT BEGINS with a bit of gossip...

A Christmas Dream And How It Came True
"I'm so tired of Christmas I wish there never would b...

A Christmas Letter From Australia
DOUGLAS SLADEN 'Tis Christmas, and the North win...

Carol
O Child of Mary's tender care! O little Child ...

Stand And Wait
I. CHRISTMAS EVE. "They've come! they've come!"...

The Fir Tree
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN Out in the forest stood a pr...

The Christmas Silence
MARGARET DELAND Hushed are the pigeons cooin...





A Christmas Lullaby






JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS

Sleep, baby, sleep! The Mother sings:
Heaven's angels kneel and fold their wings.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

With swathes of scented hay Thy bed
By Mary's hand at eve was spread.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

At midnight came the shepherds, they
Whom seraphs wakened by the way.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

And three kings from the East afar,
Ere dawn came, guided by the star.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

They brought Thee gifts of gold and gems,
Pure orient pearls, rich diadems.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Thou who liest slumbering there,
Art King of Kings, earth, ocean, air.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Sleep, baby, sleep! The shepherds sing:
Through heaven, through earth, hosannas ring.
Sleep, baby, sleep!





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