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The Shepherds And The Angels
ADAPTED FROM THE BIBLE AND there were shepherds in...

An Ode On The Birth Of Our Saviour
ROBERT HERRICK In numbers, and but these few...

Christmas Carol
JAMES S. PARK So crowded was the little town...

The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner
(Adapted) CHARLES DICKENS SCROOGE and the Ghost...

Christmas In Seventeen Seventy-six
ANNE HOLLINGSWORTH WHARTON "On Christmas d...

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

The First New England Christmas
G. L. STONE AND M. G. FICKETT IT WAS a warm and pl...





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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