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A Christmas Insurrection
ANNE P.L. FIELD In the hush of a shivery Chr...

Christmas
ANON Once in Royal David's city Stood...

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

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

The Call Of The Woodsman
The day before Christmas, in the year of our Lord 722...

New Prince New Pomp
ROBERT SOUTHWELL Behold a simple, tender Bab...

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





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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