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Christmas Bells
ANON There are sounds in the sky when the ye...

A Christmas Carmen
JOHN G. WHITTIER I Sound over all wat...

A Christmas Carol
CHRISTIAN BURKE The trees are hung with crys...

The End Of The Play
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY The play is done...

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night
MARGARET DELAND Like small curled feathers, ...

Little Gretchen And The Wooden Shoe
ELIZABETH HARRISON THE following story is one of m...

Daily Bread
I. A QUESTION OF NOURISHMENT. "And how is he?" ...





Ceremonies For Christmas






ROBERT HERRICK

Come, bring with a noise,
My merry, merry boys,
The Christmas log to the firing,
While my good dame, she
Bids ye all be free,
And drink to your heart's desiring.

With the last year's brand
Light the new block, and
For good success in his spending,
On your psalteries play,
That sweet luck may
Come while the log is a-teending.

Drink now the strong beer,
Cut the white loaf here,
The while the meat is a-shredding;
For the rare mince-pie,
And the plums stand by,
To fill the paste that's a kneading.





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