Old Christmas Recalled - online book

Washington Irving's description of Old Christmas, Illustrated

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mony to deep research, and there was an evident eye to the picturesque, natural to a young gallant in the presence of his mistress. The fair Julia hung on his arm in a pretty rustic dress, as " Maid Marian." The rest of the train had been metamorphosed in various ways ; the girls trussed up in the finery of the ancient belles of the Bracebridge line, and the striplings be-whiskered with burnt cork, and gravely clad in broad skirts, hangingsleeves, and full-bottomed wigs, to re­present the characters of Roast Beef, Plum Pud-
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