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Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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122                     THE CHRISTMAS DINNER
more recent days ; but I was told that the paint­ing had been so considered time out of mind ; and that as to the armour, it had been found in a lumber room, and elevated to its present situa­tion by the Squire, who at once determined it to be the armour of the family hero ; and as he was absolute authority on all such subjects in his own household, the matter had passed into current
acceptation. A sideboard was set out just under this chivalric trophy, on which was a display of
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