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INEXHAUSTIBILITY OF THE SUBJECT OF CHRISTMAS

LEIGH HUNT

So many things have been said of late years about Christmas, that it is supposed by some there is no saying more. O they of little faith! What! do they suppose that every thing has been said that can be said about any one Christmas thing?
   About beef, for instance?
   About plum-pudding?
   About mince-pie?
   About holly?
   About ivy?
   About rosemary?
   About mistletoe? (Good Heavens! what an immense number of things remain to be said about mistletoe!)
   About Christmas Eve?
   About hunt-the-slipper?
   About hot cockles?
   About blind-man's-buff?
   About shoeing the wild-mare?
   About thread-the-needle?
   About he-can-do-little-that-can't-do-this?

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