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" 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. The damsel donned her kirtle sheen : The hall was dressed with holly green ; Forth to the wood did merrymen... "
Zigzag journeys in the British Isles - Page 248
by Hezekiah Butterworth - 1889 - 320 pages
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The Literary Panorama, Volume 4

English literature - 1808
...hall was dressed with holly green ; Forth to the wood'did merry men go, To gather in the misletoe. Then opened wide the baron's hall To vassal, tenant,...rod of rule aside, And ceremony doffed his pride. Tire heir, with roses in his shoes, That night might village partner chuse; The lord, underogating,...
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Marmion;: A Tale of Flodden Field

Sir Walter Scott - Flodden, Battle of, England, 1513 - 1808 - 377 pages
...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. The damsel donned her kirtle...
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: Marmion; a tale of Flodden field

Sir Walter Scott - 1813
...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. The damsel donned her kirtle...
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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq, Volume 3

Sir Walter Scott - 1818
...green ; Forth to the wood did merry-men go, To gather in the misletoe, Then opened wide the haron's hall To vassal, tenant, serf, and all ; Power laid...rod of rule aside, And Ceremony doffed his pride. The heir, with roses in his shoes, That night might village partner choose ; The lord, underogating,...
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The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror

...ancient Christmas ceremonies, and with all the minute accuracy and high finishing of a Gerhard Douw: " On Christmas Eve the bells were rung; On Christmas Eve the mass was sung ; The only night In all the year, Saw the stoled Priest the chalice rear. The damsel donned her k irtle...
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Atheneum, Or, Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 4

1819
...the wood did merry -men go. To gather in th« mistletoe. Then opened wide the baron's hall To Taml, tenant, serf, and all ; Power laid his rod of rule aside. And ceremony doffed his pride. The heir, with roses in his shoes. Mi(.ht that i, ... I, i Tillage partner chone , The lord, umlerogatinp;,...
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The poetical works of Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
...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 ; . TO CANTO SIXTH. 133 That only night, in all the year, Saw the stoled priest the chalice rear. The...
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Rural Poems, Illustrative of the Husbandry, Scenery, and Manners of Scotland ...

James Grahame - Scottish poetry - 1821 - 312 pages
...happy faces thronged, The rich, the poor, the old and young, all joined In social harmony.— P. 207. " Then opened wide the baron's hall, To vassal, tenant,...rod of rule aside, And Ceremony doffed his pride." " All hailed with uncontroiled delight. And general voice the happy night, That to the cottage, as...
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Marmion

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1821
...dress'd with holly green; Forth to the wood did merry-men go, To gather in the misletoe. Then open'd wide the Baron's hall To vassal, tenant, serf, and...all; Power laid his rod of rule aside, And Ceremony dofTd his pride. The heir, with roses in his shoes, That night might village partner chuse ; The Lord,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet, Volume 6

Sir Walter Scott - English poetry - 1821
...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. The damsel domi'd her kirtle...
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