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When The Stars Of Morning Sang
ANNE P.L. FIELD When the stars of morning sa...

Colonial Christmases
ALICE MORSE EARLE [From Customs and Fashions in Old ...

A Christmas Carol
JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND There's a song ...

Christmas Carol
Listen, lordings, unto me, a tale I will you tell; ...

New Prince New Pomp
ROBERT SOUTHWELL Behold a simple, tender Bab...

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

The Queerest Christmas
GRACE MARGARET GALLAHER BETTY stood at her door, g...





The Christmas Silence






MARGARET DELAND

Hushed are the pigeons cooing low
On dusty rafters of the loft;
And mild-eyed oxen, breathing soft,
Sleep on the fragrant hay below.

Dim shadows in the corner hide;
The glimmering lantern's rays are shed
Where one young lamb just lifts his head,
Then huddles 'gainst his mother's side.

Strange silence tingles in the air;
Through the half-open door a bar
Of light from one low-hanging star
Touches a baby's radiant hair.

No sound: the mother, kneeling, lays
Her cheek against the little face.
Oh human love! Oh heavenly grace!
'Tis yet in silence that she prays!

Ages of silence end to-night;
Then to the long-expectant earth
Glad angels come to greet His birth
In burst of music, love, and light!





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