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Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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58                                   CHRISTMAS EVE
having brought in and illumined on a Christmas eve, according to ancient custom.*
It was really delightful to see the old Squire seated in his hereditary elbow-chair by the
hospitable fireside of his ancestors, and looking around him like the sun of a system, beaming warmth and gladness to every heart. Even the very dog that lay stretched at his feet, as he lazily shifted his position and yawned, would look
* See Note B.
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