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ANON Out of the mists of childhood, ...

The Fir-tree
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Christmas Eve
HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE [From My Study Fire.] The w...

Christmas Bells
ANON There are sounds in the sky when the ye...

The Christmas Goose At The Cratchits'
CHARLES DICKENS You might have thought a goose the r...

Santa Claus At Simpson's Bar
BRET HARTE It was nearly midnight when the festiviti...

A Simple Bill Of Fare For A Christmas Dinner
H.H. All good recipe-books give bills of fare for di...





The Shepherds






WILLIAM DRUMMOND, OF HAWTHORNDEN

O than the fairest day, thrice fairer night!
Night to blest days in which a sun doth rise
Of which that golden eye which clears the skies
Is but a sparkling ray, a shadow-light!
And blessed ye, in silly pastor's sight,
Mild creatures, in whose warm crib now lies
That heaven-sent youngling, holy-maid-born wight,
Midst, end, beginning of our prophecies!

Blest cottage that hath flowers in winter spread,
Though withered--blessed grass that hath the grace
To deck and be a carpet to that place!
Thus sang, unto the sounds of oaten reed,
Before the Babe, the shepherds bowed on knees;
And springs ran nectar, honey dropped from trees.





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