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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
DINAH MARIA MULOCK God rest ye, merry gentle...

A Christmas Carol
CHRISTIAN BURKE The trees are hung with crys...

Stand And Wait
I. CHRISTMAS EVE. "They've come! they've come!"...

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

Christmas Carol
PHILLIPS BROOKS The earth has grown old with...

Church Decking At Christmas
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Would that our scrupulous...

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





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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