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A happy Christmas to you

Creation Date

1880

Description

poem by Frederick Langbridge

Work Type

Christmas cards

Style / Period

Victorian

Measurements

6.5 x 4.5 inches

Inscription

[recto:] A happy Christmas to you [verso:] Come old King Christmas with your ruddy face / Come with your crown of mistletoe and holly / to all the winds scatter all melancholy / And of all sorrow banish every trace! / Take at our hearts your old accustomed place / Open your generous heart and let us enter! / Fill up a flowing bowl from Love's decanter / And drink "good health to all the human race, / But jolly King, to those to me most dear / be very pleasant; sing your merriest measures! / Dance on your old toes, like a sportive deer! / And from your pockets empty all your treasures / To their fond hearts let them for joy enfold you / And bless them all and tell them that I told you! / Frederick Langbridge

Keywords

Christmas; winter; bodies of water; clouds; human figures

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