Index:Our American Holidays - Christmas.djvu

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Our American Holidays - Christmas.djvu

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CONTENTS
Preface i
Introduction iii
I
ORIGIN
Is there a Santa Claus? . . F.P. Church 3
O Little Town of Bethlehem . . Phillips Brooks 5
The Glad Evangel . . Kate Douglas Wiggin 7
The Shepherds . . William Drummond 8
A Christmas Carol . . James Russell Lowell 9
A Christmas Hymn . . Alfred Domett 10
Sons of the Morning . . Reginald Heber 12
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen . . Dinah Maria Mulock 13
The Christmas Silence . . Margaret Deland 14
A Christmas Lullaby . . John Addington Symonds 15
Hymn for the Nativity . . Edward Thring 16
Masters in the Hall . . Anonymous 18
The Adoration of the Wise Men . . Cecil Frances Alexander 20
The Shepherds in Judea . . Mary Austin 21
Christmas Carol . . James S. Park 23
Neighbors of the Christ Night . . Nora Archibald Smith 24
Cradle Hymn . . Isaac Watts 25
An Ode on the Birth of Our Saviour . . Robert Herrick 27
Christmas Song . . Edmund Hamilton Sears 28
A Hymn on the Nativity of My Saviour . . Ben Jonson 29
The Shepherd's Song . . Edmund Bolton 30
A Christmas Carol . . Aubrey de Vere 32
A Christmas Hymn . . Anonymous 33
Christmas Day . . Charles Wesley 35
Christmas . . Anonymous 36
Christmas . . Nahum Tate 37
"While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night" . . Margaret Deland 38
The Star Song . . Robert Herrick 39
Colonial Christmases . . Alice Morse Earle 41
The Angels . . William Drummond 43
Hymn for Christmas . . Felicia Hemans 44
New Prince, New Pomp . . Robert Southwell 45
The Three Kings . . Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 46
Hymn on the Nativity . . John Milton 49
II
CELEBRATION
Christmas Eve at Mr. Wardle's . . Charles Dickens 63
A Visit from St. Nicholas . . Clement C. Moore 68
A Christmas Piece . . Fred S. Cozzens 73
Wassailer's Song . . Robert Southwell 75
Christmas Eve . . Hamilton Wright Mabie 77
Christmas in the Olden Time . . Walter Scott 84
Sly Santa Claus . . Mrs. C. S. Stone 86
The Waits . . Margaret Deland 88
The Knighting of the Sirloin . . Anonymous 89
The Christmas Goose at the Cratchits' . . Charles Dickens 91
God Bless Us Every One . .James Whitcomb Riley 94
Bells Across the Snow . . Frances Ridley Havergal 95
Christmas Bells . . Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 96
Minstrels and Maids . . . . . William Morris 98
Inexhaustibility of the Subject of Christmas . . Leigh Hunt 101
Song of the Holly . . . . William Shakespeare 108
Under the Holly-Bough . . . . Charles Mackay 109
Ceremonies for Christmas . . . . Robert Herrick 110
Santa Claus . . . Anonymous 111
The Ceremonies for Christmas Day . . Robert Herrick 112
December . . Harriet F. Blodgett 113
The Festival of St. Nicholas . .Mary Mapes Dodge 115
The Christmas Holly . . . Eliza Cook 123
To the Fir-Tree . . . From the German 125
The Mahogany-Tree . . William Makepeace Thackeray 125
Christmas . . Washington Irving 129
Church Decking At Christmas . . .William Wordsworth 137
So, Now is Come Our Joyful’st Feast . . George Wither 138
Fairy Faces . . . . Anonymous 140
Merry Christmas . . Anonymous 141
A Merry Christmas to You . . Theodore Ledyard Cuyler 143
Christmas Bells . . Anonymous 147
The Birth of Christ . . . . . Alfred Tennyson 151
The Christmas Carol . . . William Wordsworth 152
Christmas At Fezziwig’s Warehouse . .Charles Dickens 155
Christmas Bells . . .., John Keble 158
III
SIGNIFICANCE AND SPIRIT
A Christmas Carmen . . . . John G. Whittier 161
The Spirit of Christmas . . . . Charles Dickens 162
On Good Wishes At Christmas . . . . . Friswell 165
A Christmas Song . . . . William Cox Bennett 168
Sery . . ...... Richard Watson Gilder 169
A Christmas Song . . . . . . Tudor Jenks 170
Christmas . . ....... Alexander Smith 171
Christmas Carol . . ..... Phillips Brooks 179
The End of the Play . . William Makepeace Thackeray 180
Christ’s Nativity . . .... Henry Vaughan 184
Christmas Dreams . . . . . Christopher North 186
Keeping Christmas . . .... Henry Van Dyke 204
Mark Well My Heavy, Doleful Tale . . .......... Anonymous 206
A Christmas Carol . . . . . Christina G. Rossetti 208
The Glorious Song of Old . . . Edmund H. Sears 209
A Christmas Carol for Children . .......... Martin Luther 211
On Santa Claus . . . . . George A. Baker. 213
A Christmas Carol . . ...... Josiah Gilbert Holland 219
An Offertory . . ..... Mary Mapes Dodge 220
Christmas Song . . ,... Lydia A. C. Ward 220
A Christmas Carol . . .... Christian Burke 221
A Simple Bill of Fare for a Christmas Dinner . . ............ H. H. 223
A Ballade of Old Loves . . . . Carolyn Wells 227
Ballade of Christmas Ghosts . . . Andrew Lang 228
Hang Up the Baby’s Stocking . . ...... 230
The Newest Thing in Christmas Carols . . ......... Anonymous 231
A Christmas Letter From Australia . . ......... Douglas Sladen 232
Christmas . . ...... Rose Terry Cooke 235
IV
STORIES
The Fir Tree . . . . Hans Christian Andersen 241
Little Roger’s Night in the Church . .......... Susan Coolidge 256
Mr. Bluff’s Experiences of Holidays . . ........ Oliver Bell Bunce 270
Santa Claus At Simpson’s Bar . . . Bret Harte 282
V
OLD CAROLS AND EXERCISES
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen . . ..... 297
Old Christmas Returned . . ....... 301
Christmas Carol . . .......... 302
In Excelsis Gloria . . .......... 303
The Boar’s Head Carol . . ....... 304
Christmas Carol . . .......... 304
ADDITIONAL PIECES
A Christmas Insurrection . . . . Anne P. L. Field 311
The Night After Christmas . . . Anne P. L. Field 313
When the Stars of Morning Sang . . .......... Anne P. L. Field 316
A Prayer at Bethlehem . . . . Anne P. L. Field 317
The Christmas Fires . . . . . Anne P. L. Field 317
The Mother (A Story) . . Robert Haven Schauffler 321

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