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A Christmas Piece
Of garnered rhyme, from hidden stores of olden time tha...

The Greatest Of These
JOSEPH MILLS HANSON THE outside door swung open su...

Hymn On The Nativity
JOHN MILTON It was the winter wild, Whi...

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

The Goblins Christmas
The
Song Of The Holly
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Blow, blow thou wint...

The Waits
MARGARET DELAND At the break of Christmas Da...





Old Christmas Returned






All you that to feasting and mirth are inclined,
Come here is good news for to pleasure your mind,
Old Christmas is come for to keep open house,
He scorns to be guilty of starving a mouse:
Then come, boys, and welcome for diet the chief,
Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.

The holly and ivy about the walls wind
And show that we ought to our neighbors be kind,
Inviting each other for pastime and sport,
And where we best fare, there we most do resort;
We fail not of victuals, and that of the chief,
Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.

All travellers, as they do pass on their way,
At gentlemen's halls are invited to stay,
Themselves to refresh, and their horses to rest,
Since that he must be Old Christmas's guest;
Nay, the poor shall not want, but have for relief,
Plum-pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.





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