Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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106                              CHRISTMAS DAY
inspire philanthropy. Notwithstanding the frosti-ness of the morning, the sun in his cloudless journey had acquired sufficient power to melt away the thin covering of snow from every southern declivity, and to bring out the living green which adorns an English landscape even in mid-winter. Large tracts of smiling verdure con­trasted with the dazzling whiteness of the shaded slopes and hollows. Every sheltered bank, on
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