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Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse   By: (1879-1964)

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Our American Holidays

Edited by

Robert Haven Schauffler

and Others

A series of anthologies for the use of students and teachers in schools and colleges; consisting of the best verse, plays, stories, addresses, special articles, orations, etc. Applicable to the holidays listed as follows:

CHRISTMAS.......................... December 25th DEMOCRACY DAYS.................................... EASTER............................ March or April GOOD WILL DAYS.................................... HALLOWE'EN.......................... October 31st INDEPENDENCE DAY........................ July 4th LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY................. February 12th THE MAGIC OF BOOKS..................... Book Week THE MAGIC OF MUSIC.................... Music Week MEMORIAL DAY............................ May 30th MOTHER'S DAY................ Second Sunday in May PAN AMERICAN DAY...................... April 14th PEACE DAYS........................................ ROOSEVELT DAY....................... October 27th THANKSGIVING........... Last Thursday in November WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY.............. February 22nd

Our American Holidays

CHRISTMAS

Its Origin, Celebration and Significance As Related in Prose and Verse

Edited by

ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER

[Illustration]

New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1968

Copyright 1907 by Dodd, Mead & Company

CONTENTS

Preface

Introduction

I ORIGIN

Is There a Santa Claus?............... F.P. Church O Little Town of Bethlehem............ Phillips Brooks The Glad Evangel...................... Kate Douglas Wiggin The Shepherds......................... William Drummond A Christmas Carol..................... James Russell Lowell A Christmas Hymn...................... Alfred Domett Sons of the Morning................... Reginald Heber God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen.......... Dinah Maria Mulock The Christmas Silence................. Margaret Deland A Christmas Lullaby................... John Addington Symonds Hymn for the Nativity................. Edward Thring Masters in this Hall................... Anonymous The Adoration of the Wise Men......... Cecil Frances Alexander The Shepherds in Judea................ Mary Austin Christmas Carol....................... James S. Park Neighbors of the Christ Night......... Nora Archibald Smith Cradle Hymn........................... Isaac Watts An Ode on the Birth of Our Saviour.... Robert Herrick Christmas Song........................ Edmund Hamilton Sears A Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour.. Ben Jonson The Shepherd's Song................... Edmund Bolton A Christmas Carol..................... Aubrey de Vere A Christmas Hymn...................... Anon Christmas Day......................... Charles Wesley Christmas............................. Anonymous Christmas............................. Nahum Tate "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night"............. Margaret Deland Colonial Christmases.................. Alice Morse Earle The Angels............................ William Drummond Hymn for Christmas.................... Felicia Hemans New Prince, New Pomp.................. Robert Southwell The Three Kings....................... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Hymn on the Nativity... Continue reading book >>




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