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It deck'd the boar's head, tusk'd and grim,
His jaded steed the armed knight
From humble monk to abbot great. They placed his lance behind the door, His armour on the rush-strewn floor; And then brought out the best of cheer, For Christmas came but once a year.
The maiden then, in quaint attire,
Loosed from her head the silken hood, And danced before the yule-clog fire
The crackling monarch of the wood. Helmet and shield flash'd back the blaze, In lines of light, like summer rays, While music sounded loud and clear; For Christmas came but once a year.
What though upon his hoary head
As 'twas a thousand years ago.
For Christmas comes but once a year..
CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR. 243
No marvel Christmas lives so long,
His nights were spent with mirth and song,
For those old times are dead and gone,
And still around these good old times
Which somehow sink into the heart,
At early day the youthful voice,
Heard singing on from door to door,
CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR.
For once are happy all day long;
We smile and listen to their song,
Upon a gayer, happier scene
On brighter forms than there are here,
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