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On Santa Claus
GEORGE A. BAKER, JR. Brave old times those were. In ...

Mark Well My Heavy Doleful Tale
ANONYMOUS Mark well my heavy doleful tale, ...

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

The Shepherds In Judea
MARY AUSTIN Oh, the Shepherds in Judea, ...

Daily Bread
I. A QUESTION OF NOURISHMENT. "And how is he?" ...

A Visit From St Nicholas
CLEMENT C. MOORE 'Twas the night before Chri...

A Christmas Lullaby
JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS Sleep, baby, sleep! T...





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ANONYMOUS

God rest you, merry gentlemen!
May nothing you dismay;
Not even the dyspeptic plats
Through which you'll eat your way;
Nor yet the heavy Christmas bills
The season bids you pay;
No, nor the ever tiresome need
Of being to order gay;

Nor yet the shocking cold you'll catch
If fog and slush hold sway;
Nor yet the tumbles you must bear
If frost should win the day;
Nor sleepless nights--they're sure to come--
When waits attune their lay;
Nor pantomimes, whose dreariness
Might turn macassar gray;

Nor boisterous children, home in heaps,
And ravenous of play;
Nor yet--in fact, the host of ills
Which Christmases array.
God rest you, merry gentlemen,
May none of these dismay!





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