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Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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132                      THE CHRISTMAS DINNER
with which the butler and other servants executed the duties assigned them, however eccentric. They had an old-fashioned look ; having, for the most part, been brought up in the household, and grown into keeping with the antiquated mansion, and the humours of its lord ; and most probably looked upon all his whimsical regulations as the established laws of honourable housekeeping.
When the cloth was removed, the butler
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