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Christmas At Fezziwig's Warehouse
CHARLES DICKENS "YO HO! my boys," said Fezziwig. "...

The Night After Christmas
ANNE P.L. FIELD Twas the night after Christm...

A Christmas Matinee
MRS. M. A. L. LANE IT WAS the day before Christmas...

Christmas Eve At Mr Wardle's
From Pickwick Papers CHARLES DICKENS From the cen...

The Spirit Of Christmas
From Pickwick Papers. CHARLES DICKENS And numerou...

The First New England Christmas
G. L. STONE AND M. G. FICKETT IT WAS a warm and pl...

Inexhaustibility Of The Subject Of Christmas
LEIGH HUNT So many things have been said of late yea...





Christmas Carol






As Joseph was a-waukin'
He heard an angel sing,
This night shall be the birthnight
Of Christ our heavenly King.

His birth-bed shall be neither
In housen nor in hall,
Nor in the place of paradise,
But in the oxen stall.

He neither shall be rocked
In silver nor in gold,
But in the wooden manger
That lieth in the mould.

He neither shall be washen
With white wine nor with red,
But with the fair spring water
That on you shall be shed.

He neither shall be clothed
In purple nor in pall,
But in the fair, white linen
That usen babies all.

As Joseph was a-waukin',
Thus did the angel sing,
And Mary's son at midnight
Was born to be our King.

Then be you glad, good people,
At this time of the year;
And light you up your candles,
For His star it shineth clear.





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