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Friday, 22 December 2017

Ancestors' Advent Calendar: Dec 22nd: Create a Christmas 'Circle of Glee'!

While the Christmas Log is Burning!

Hail to the night when we gather once more
All the forms we love to meet;
When we've many a guest that's dear to our breast:
And the household dog at out feet.
Who would not be in the circle of glee; 
When heart to heart is yearning -
When joy breathes out in the laughing about
While the Christmas log is burning!

Eliza Cook

County Express; Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, and Dudley News, 25th December, 1869

What do you burn on your Christmas fire? Reply in the Comments box below.

WISEMAN, James Foster Turner from James Harris,  Logs for the Christmas Fire. A selection of tales ... in prose and verse, riddles, charades, ... jokes, etc, (1876)

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