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Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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130                       THE CHRISTMAS DINNER
A distinguished post was allotted to " ancient sirloin," as mine host termed it; being, as he added, "the standard of old English hospitality, and a joint of goodly presence, and full of ex­pectation." There were several dishes quaintly decorated, and which had evidently something traditionary in their embellishments ; but about which, as I did not like to appear over-curious, I asked no questions.
I could not, however, but notice a pie, mag­nificently decorated with peacocks' feathers, in imitation of the tail of that bird, which over-
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