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Minstrels And Maids
WILLIAM MORRIS Outlanders, whence come ye la...

A Christmas Letter From Australia
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ANON Once in Royal David's city Stood...

A Christmas Fairy
JOHN STRANGE WINTER IT was getting very near to Ch...

On Santa Claus
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The Newest Thing In Christmas Carols
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The Smuggler
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Church Decking At Christmas






WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Would that our scrupulous sires had dared to leave
Less scanty measure of those graceful rites
And usages, whose due return invites
A stir of mind too natural to deceive;
Giving the memory help when she could weave
A crown for Hope!--I dread the boasted lights
That all too often are but fiery blights,
Killing the bud o'er which in vain we grieve.
Go, seek, when Christmas snows discomfort bring,
The counter Spirit found in some gay church
Green with fresh holly, every pew a perch
In which the linnet or the thrush might sing,
Merry and loud, and safe from prying search,
Strains offered only to the genial spring.





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