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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Present


"...The butler brought in a huge silver vessel of rare and curious workmanship, which he placed before the Squire. Its appearance was hailed with acclamation; being the Wassail Bowl, so renowned in Christmas festivity. The contents has been prepared by the Squire himself; for it was a beverage in the skilful mixture of which he particularly prided himself... being composed of the richest and raciest wines, highly spiced and sweetened, with roasted apples bobbing about the surface." 


"The old gentleman's whole countenance beamed with a serene look of indwelling delight, as he stirred the mighty bowl. Having raised it to his lips, with a hearty wish of a merry Christmas to all present, he sent it brimming round the board, for everyone to follow his example, according to the primitive style; pronouncing it 'the ancient fountain of good feeling, where all hearts meet together.'"

The Christmas Dinner, from Old Christmas, by Washington Irving.


Wishing you a festive and
 a Merry Christmas Day!

Ciao! for now!
Jacqueline

7 comments:

Kay said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I can't sleep, so I thought I'd check your blog to get some beauty in my soul. Quite lovely!!! Merry Christmas!
Love, Kay

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Zuzu said...

Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jacqueline!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Bella said...

Merry Christmas J,
I hope you and your family have a wonderful day filled with love and memories:-)
Hugs to you!
Bella

Kathy said...

I love your photography

Himmelriket said...

Nice blog of yours...
Merry christmas, by the way ;)
Ullamaria

classic • casual • home said...

Pretty photos. Seems like it was a peaceful celebration.
Mary Ann

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