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Love darts Cleave hearts Through mail shirts.

Each age has deem'd the new-born year The fittest time for festal cheer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And well our Christian sires of old Loved when the year its course had roll'd And brought blithe Christmas back again, With all his hospitable train. Domestic and religious rite Gave honour to the holy night; On Christmas eve the bells were rung; On Christmas eve the mass was sung; That only night in all the year, Saw the stoled priest the chalice rear.
November's sky is chill and drear, November's leaf is red and sear.
Unless I die, I shall beat [sic] up against this foul weather. A penny I will not borrow from any one. . . . I am grieved for Lady Scott and Anne, who cannot conceive adversity can have the better of them, even for a moment. If it teaches a little of the frugality which I never had the heart to enforce when money was plenty, and it seemed cruel to interrupt the enjoyment of it in the way they liked best, it will be well.