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!
County Express; Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, and Dudley News, 25th December, 1869
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) https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36539251
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