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The Customs, Ceremonies, Traditions, Superstitions, Fun, Feeling,
And Festivities Of The Christmas Season.

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FEELINGS OF THE SEASON.
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upon adjacent boughs,—the glossy laurel and the pink-eyed lau-restine (not to speak of the red berries of the May-bush, the pur­ple sloes of the black thorn, or others which show their clusters upon leafless boughs—nor of the ever-green trees, the pine, the fir, the cedar or the cypress),—are all so many pleasant remem­brances of the past, —and so many types to man of that which is imperishable in his own nature. And it is, probably, both he-cause they are such remembrancers of what the heart so much loves, and such types of what it so much desires, that they are gathered about our doors, and within our homes, at this period of natural decay and religious regeneration ; —and mingle their pic­turesque forms and hopeful morals with all the mysteries and cera. monies of the season.
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