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Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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THE CHRISTMAS DINNER                    129
company at large; but finding their attention gradually diverted to other talk, and other objects, he lowered his tone as his number of auditors diminished, until he concluded his remarks, in an under voice, to a fat-headed old gentleman next him, who was silently en­gaged in the discussion of a huge plateful of
The table was literally loaded with good cheer, and presented an epitome of country abundance, in this season of overflowing larders.
* See Note E. K
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