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

A Christmas Dream And How It Came True
"I'm so tired of Christmas I wish there never would b...

The Shepherds
WILLIAM DRUMMOND, OF HAWTHORNDEN O than the ...

A Christmas Insurrection
ANNE P.L. FIELD In the hush of a shivery Chr...

Mr Bluffs Experiences Of Holidays
OLIVER BELL BUNCE I hate holidays, said Bachelor Blu...

Christmas Bells
JOHN KEBLE Wake me to-night, my mother dear,...

The Birth Of Christ
ALFRED TENNYSON The time draws near the birt...





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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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