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Old Christmas

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000236865
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.5 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Old Christmas  
Author: Irving, Washington
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
Historic
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Publisher: World Ebook Library

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Irving, W. (n.d.). Old Christmas. Retrieved from http://cn.worldlibrary.net/


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Christmas: There is nothing in England that exercises a more delightful spell over my imagination than the lingerings of the holiday customs and rural games of former times. They recall the pictures my fancy used to draw in the May morning of life, when as yet I only knew the world through books, and believed it to be all that poets had painted it; and they bring with them the flavour of those honest days of yore, in which, perhaps with equal fallacy, I am apt to think the world was more home-bred, social, and joyous than at present. I regret to say that they are daily growing more and more faint, being gradually worn away by time, but still more obliterated by modern fashion. They resemble those picturesque morsels of Gothic architecture which we see crumbling in various parts of the country, partly dilapidated by the waste of ages, and partly lost in the additions and alterations of latter days. Poetry, however, clings with cherishing fondness about the rural game and holiday revel, from which it has derived so many of its themes, as the ivy winds its rich foliage about the Gothic arch and mouldering tower, gratefully repaying their support by clasping together their tottering remains, and, as it were, embalming them in verdure.

Table of Contents
· Christmas · The Stage-coach · Christmas Eve · Christmas Day


 
 



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