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Old Christmas, by Washington Irving
 
Cover Title Page

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CHRISTMAS

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publisher's logo
FIFTH EDITION

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"The old family mansion, partly thrown in deep shadow, and partly lit up by the cold moonshine"—Frontispiece. "The old family mansion, partly thrown in deep shadow, and partly lit up by the cold moonshine"
Frontispiece.

Old Christmas:

FROM THE

Sketch Book
of
Washington Irving.

Illustrated by
R Caldecott







London.
Macmillan & Co
1886

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Hue and Cry after Christmas

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PREFACE

Before the remembrance of the good old times, so fast passing, should have entirely passed away, the present artist, R. Caldecott, and engraver, James D. Cooper, planned to illustrate Washington Irving's "Old Christmas" in this manner. Their primary idea was to carry out the principle of the Sketch Book, by incorporating the designs with the text. Throughout they have worked together and con amore. With what success the public must decide.

                November 1875.

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CONTENTS
 page
Christmas1
The Stage Coach19
Christmas Eve43
Christmas Day77
The Christmas Dinner              119
Food

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
DESIGNED BY RANDOLPH CALDECOTT,

AND

ARRANGED AND ENGRAVED BY J. D. COOPER.
The Old Mansion by MoonlightFrontispiece.
Title-Page.
 page
Ancient Fireplaceiv
Heading to Prefacev
Heading to Contentsvii
Tailpiece to Contentsvii
Heading to List of Illustrationsix
Tailpiece to List of Illustrationsxiv
"The Poor from the Gates were not chidden"xvi
[x]Heading to Christmas1
The Mouldering Tower2
Christmas Anthem in Cathedral4
The Wanderer's Return5
"Nature lies despoiled of every Charm"6
"The Honest Face of Hospitality"8
"The Shy Glance of Love"8
Old Hall of Castle10
The Great Oaken Gallery12
The Waits14
"And sit down Darkling and Repining"16
The Stage Coach19
The Three Schoolboys20
The Old English Stage Coachman23
"He throws down the Reins with something of an Air"25
The Stable Imitators26
The Public House28
The Housemaid29
The Smithy30
"Now or never must Music be in Tune"32
The Country Maid32
The Old Servant and Bantam34
[xi]A Neat Country Seat35
Inn Kitchen37
The Recognition. Tailpiece40
The Post-chaise43
The Lodge Gate46
The Old Primitive Dame46
"The Little Dogs and All"49
Mistletoe52
The Squire's Reception53
The Family Party54
Toys55
The Yule Log57
The Squire in his Hereditary Chair58
The Family Plate60
Master Simon61
Young Girl62
Her Mother62
The Old Harper65
Master Simon Dancing67
The Oxonian and his Maiden Aunt68
The Young Officer with his Guitar70
The Fair Julia72
Asleep74
[xii]Christmas Day77
The Children's Carol78
Robin on the Mountain Ash80
Master Simon as Clerk81
Breakfast84
Viewing the Dogs85
Master Simon going to Church88
The Village Church91
The Parson93
Rebuking the Sexton95
Effigy of a Warrior96
Master Simon at Church97
The Village Choir97
The Village Tailor98
An Old Chorister100
The Sermon101
Churchyard Greetings104
Frosty Thraldom of Winter106
Merry Old English Games109
The Poor at Home110
Village Antics112
Tasting the Squire's Ale113
The Wit of the Village115
[xiii]Coquettish Housemaid116
Antique Sideboard119
The Cook with the Rolling-Pin120
The Warrior's Arms121
"Flagons, Cans, Cups, Beakers, Goblets, Basins, and Ewers"          122
The Christmas Dinner123
A High Roman Nose124
The Parson said Grace125
The Boar's Head126
The Fat-headed Old Gentleman129
Peacock Pie130
The Wassail Bowl132
The Squire's Toast134
The Long-winded Joker136
Long Stories138
The Parson and the Pretty Milkmaid139
Master Simon grows Maudlin140
The Blue-Eyed Romp143
The Parson's Tale144
The Sexton's Rebuff146
The Crusader's Night Ride148
Ancient Christmas and Dame Mince-Pie151
[xiv]Robin Hood and Maid Marian152
The Minuet153
Roast Beef, Plum Pudding, and Misrule153
The Christmas Dance in Costume154
"Chuckling and Rubbing his Hands"155
"Echoing back the Joviality of long-departed Years"157
Retrospect159
Men carrying greens

Christmas
The Stage Coach
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Christmas Dinner
Notes





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