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Ceremonies For Christmas
ROBERT HERRICK Come, bring with a noise, ...

A Simple Bill Of Fare For A Christmas Dinner
H.H. All good recipe-books give bills of fare for di...

Keeping Christmas
Romans, xiv, 6: _He that regardeth the day, regardeth i...

Masters In This Hall
ANONYMOUS To Bethlem did they go, the shephe...

The Goblins' Christmas
A Christmas Song
WILLIAM COX BENNETT Blow, wind, blow, ...

The Glorious Song Of Old
EDMUND H. SEARS It came upon the midnight cl...





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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