Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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parlour and hall, and the whole had been be­dizened out, into a burlesque imi­tation of an an­tique masque,*
Master Simon led the van, as 'Ancient Christ-mas," quaintly apparelled in a ruff, a short cloak, which had very much the aspect of one of the old housekeeper's petticoats, and a hat that might have served for a village steeple, and must indubitably have figured in the days of
* See Note J.
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