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Christmas And Rome
The first Christmas this in which a Roman Senate has ...

Christmas
NAHUM TATE While shepherds watch'd their flo...

The Christmas Masquerade
MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN ON Christmas Eve the Mayor...

The Survivor's Story
Fortunately we were with our wives. It is in gener...

A Christmas Song
WILLIAM COX BENNETT Blow, wind, blow, ...

Santa Claus At Simpson's Bar
BRET HARTE It was nearly midnight when the festiviti...

A Carol
And here's a Christmas carol meant for children, and...





Christmas Carol






JAMES S. PARK

So crowded was the little town
On the first Christmas day,
Tired Mary Mother laid her down
To rest upon the hay.
(Ah, would my door might have been thrown
Wide open on her way!)

But when the Holy Babe was born
In the deep hush of night,
It seemed as if a Sabbath morn
Had come with sacred light.
Child Jesus made the place forlorn
With his own beauty bright.

The manger rough was all his rest;
The cattle, having fed,
Stood silent by, or closer pressed,
And gravely wondered.
(Ah, Lord, if only that my breast
Had cradled Thee instead!)





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