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Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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152                     THE CHRISTMAS DINNER
the Covenanters. From under this his nose
curved boldly forth, flushed with a frost-bitten bloom, that seemed the very trophy of a December blast. He was accompanied by the blue-eyed romp, dished up as " Dame Mince-Pie," in the venerable magnificence of faded brocade, long stomacher, peaked hat, and h igh -heeled shoes. The young officer ap­peared as Robin Hood, in a sport­ing dress of Ken­dal green, and a foraging cap, with a gold tassel. The costume, to be sure, did not bear testi-
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