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A Christmas Letter From Australia
DOUGLAS SLADEN 'Tis Christmas, and the North win...

Master Sandy's Snapdragon
ELBRIDGE S. BROOKS THERE was just enough of Decemb...

The Christmas Masquerade
MARY E. WILKINS FREEMAN ON Christmas Eve the Mayor...

The Shepherd's Song
EDMUND BOLTON Sweet music, sweeter far ...

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

Little Gretchen And The Wooden Shoe
ELIZABETH HARRISON THE following story is one of m...

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





The Birth Of Christ






ALFRED TENNYSON

The time draws near the birth of Christ;
The moon is hid--the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other in the mist.

Four voices of four hamlets round,
From far and near, on mead and moor,
Swell out and fail, as if a door
Were shut between me and the sound.

Each voice four changes on the wind,
That now dilate and now decrease,
Peace and good-will, good-will and peace,
Peace and good-will to all mankind.

Rise, happy morn! rise, holy morn!
Draw forth the cheerful day from night;
O Father! touch the east, and light
The light that shone when hope was born!





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