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Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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104                              CHRISTMAS DAY
I have seldom known a sermon attended appa­rently with more immediate effects; for on leaving the church the congregation seemed one and all possessed with the gaiety of spirit so earnestly enjoined by their pastor. The elder folks
gathered in knots in the churchyard, greeting and shaking hands ; and the children ran about crying, Ule! Ule! and repeating some uncouth
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