Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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and an antique vinegar aspect, who was a great favourite of the Squire's, being, as he said, a Bracebridge all over, and the very counterpart of one of his ancestors who figured in the court of Henry VIII.
The parson said grace, which was not a short familiar one, such as is commonly addressed to the Deity, in these unceremonious days ; but a long, courtly, well-worded one of the ancient
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