Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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.CHRISTMAS EVE                                65
excepting that it ran occasionally into a falsetto, like the notes of a split reed, he quavered forth a quaint old ditty,
Now Christmas is come,
Let us beat up the drum, And call all our neighbours together;
And when they appear,
Let us make them such cheer, As will keep out the wind and the weather, etc.
The supper had disposed every one to gaiety, and an old harper was summoned from the
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