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The History Of John Wildgoose
Thomas Wildgoose was an honest and hard-working man, in...

A Prayer At Bethlehem
ANNE P.L. FIELD O pulsing earth with heart a...

Church Decking At Christmas
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Would that our scrupulous...

Christmas
NAHUM TATE While shepherds watch'd their flo...

Inexhaustibility Of The Subject Of Christmas
LEIGH HUNT So many things have been said of late yea...

The Spirit Of Christmas
From Pickwick Papers. CHARLES DICKENS And numerou...

A Christmas Hymn
ALFRED DOMETT It was the calm and silent nig...





Merry Christmas






ANON

In the rush of the merry morning,
When the red burns through the gray,
And the wintry world lies waiting
For the glory of the day;
Then we hear a fitful rushing
Just without upon the stair,
See two white phantoms coming,
Catch the gleam of sunny hair.

Are they Christmas fairies stealing
Rows of little socks to fill?
Are they angels floating hither
With their message of good-will?
What sweet spell are these elves weaving,
As like larks they chirp and sing?
Are these palms of peace from heaven
That these lovely spirits bring?

Rosy feet upon the threshold,
Eager faces peeping through,
With the first red ray of sunshine,
Chanting cherubs come in view;
Mistletoe and gleaming holly,
Symbols of a blessed day,
In their chubby hands they carry,
Streaming all along the way.

Well we know them, never weary
Of this innocent surprise;
Waiting, watching, listening always
With full hearts and tender eyes,
While our little household angels,
White and golden in the sun,
Greet us with the sweet old welcome,--
Merry Christmas, every one!





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