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Our honest Puritan festival is spreading, not as formerly, as a kind of opposition Christmas, but as a welcome prelude and adjunct, a brief interval of good cheer and social rejoicing, heralding the longer season of feasting and rest from labor in the month that follows.

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Source Notes: "The Seasons," Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881 (1891).

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