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

The Knighting Of The Sirloin Of Beef By Charles The Second
ANON The Second Charles of England Ro...

A Christmas Star
KATHERINE PYLE "COME now, my dear little stars," s...

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

Colonial Christmases
ALICE MORSE EARLE [From Customs and Fashions in Old ...

The Telltale Tile
OLIVE THORNE MILLER IT BEGINS with a bit of gossip...

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





The Adoration Of The Wise Men






CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER

Saw you never in the twilight,
When the sun had left the skies,
Up in heaven the clear stars shining,
Through the gloom like silver eyes?
So of old the wise men watching,
Saw a little stranger star,
And they knew the King was given,
And they follow'd it from far.

Heard you never of the story,
How they cross'd the desert wild,
Journey'd on by plain and mountain,
Till they found the Holy Child?
How they open'd all their treasure,
Kneeling to that Infant King,
Gave the gold and fragrant incense,
Gave the myrrh in offering?

Know ye not that lowly Baby
Was the bright and morning star,
He who came to light the Gentiles,
And the darken'd isles afar?
And we too may seek his cradle,
There our heart's best treasures bring,
Love, and Faith, and true devotion,
For our Saviour, God, and King.





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