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

Christmas On Big Rattle
THEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS ARCHER sat by the rude ...

The Two Princes
A STORY FOR CHILDREN. I. There was a King of Hu...

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
OLD CAROL God rest you, merry gentlemen, ...

The Christmas Silence
MARGARET DELAND Hushed are the pigeons cooin...

December
HARRIET F. BLODGETT I Oh! holly branc...

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





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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