Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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2                                          CHRISTMAS
worn away by time, but still more obliterated by modern fashion. They resemble those pictur­esque morsels of Gothic architecture which we
see crumbling in various parts of the country, partly dilapidated by the waste of ages, and partly lost in the additions and alterations of latter days. Poetry, however, clings with cherishing fondness about the rural game and holiday revel, from
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