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The Observance Of Christmas In Various Lands And Ages.

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the tallow, when used for the first time in spring. Or again the tallow was given to the fowls ; and, lastly, in Denmark the ends were preserved and burnt in thundery weather to protect the house from lightning.3° There is an analogy here with the use of the Christmas log, and also of the candles of the Purification (see Chapter XVI.).
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