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In The Yule-Log Glow—Book 3 Christmas Poems from 'round the World   By: (1856-1948)

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IN THE YULE LOG GLOW

CHRISTMAS POEMS FROM 'ROUND THE WORLD

"Sic as folk tell ower at a winter ingle" Scott

EDITED BY HARRISON S. MORRIS

THREE VOLUMES IN ONE. Book III.

PHILADELPHIA J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY 1900.

Copyright, 1891, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

PRINTED BY J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA.

BETWEEN THE TALE TELLING.

Fancy, if you will, Gentle Reader, that, between the intervals of tale telling, the Yule log still ruddy upon the visages of your fellow guests from many lands, fancy that a quiet traveller draws out of his side pocket a little, well worn pair of books from which he reads some scrap of verse or some melodious Christmas poem. Fancy, too, that, beneath the inn windows, in the snow outside, an occasional band of the Waits strikes up an ancient carol with voice and horn, begging, when the music is done, admittance to the glowing warmth within doors and a share in the plenteous cakes and ale.

Imagine this, if you will, and choose, from the pages to come, whatever of old or new will fit well into the conceit; for not a few carols or legends lie there which have done service under the snow covered gables or by the crackling wood, and which will help, with their quaint heartiness or simple beauty, to realize the charm of Christmas the world around, that charm which flows from hearty and generous good will towards men; which has for its inner light the kindly desire for peace on earth.

ILLUSTRATIONS, BOOK III.

READY FOR THE FEAST Page 59

THE BARON'S HALL " 66

A SHEPHERD " 142

A VISION " 200

CONTENTS OF BOOK III.

LEGENDS IN SONG. PAGE

The Hallowed Time 11

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity 12

The First Roman Christmas 23

The Three Damsels 25

King Olaf's Christmas[A] 29

Halbert and Hob 33

Good King Wenceslas 39

The Wise Men of the East 41

Christmas at Sea 46

"Last Christmas was a Year ago"[B] 50

AS IT FELL UPON A DAY.

A Christmas "Now" 59

Christmas Eve Customs 63

Merry Souls 64

Christmas in the Olden Time 66

Ceremonies for Christmas 68

Bringing in the Boar's Head 69

The Boar's Head Carol 70

To be Eaten with Mustard 71

Christmas Day in the Morning 72

Praise of Christmas 73

Winter's Delights 78

A Christmas Catch 79

The Epic 80

The Country Life 89

Christmas Omnipresent 90

An Old English Christmas Tide 94

Signs of Christmas 97

The Mistletoe 99

Christmas of Old 101

A Plea for a Present 112

A New Year's Gift Sent to Sir Simeon Steward 114

The New Year's Gift 116

An Invitation to the Revel 117

A Christmas Ditty 120

At the End of the Feast 121

Twelfth Night; or, King and Queen 123

Ceremonies for Candlemas Eve 125

Another Ceremony 126

The Ceremonies for Candlemas Day 127

Another Ceremony 127

Saint Distaff's Day, the Morrow after Twelfth Day 128

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