"Vindication of Christmas" - Speech - 1653

"Vindication of Christmas" (1653)


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Context:
Location: [Unlocated], England
Year: 1653
Time of Occurrence: Christmas
Collective Name: [Not given]

Source:

[Anon.]
Vindication of Christmas
1653, pp.7-8


Cast: (Click on any name for the character name index.)
Text:

Father Christmas

Let's dance and sing, and make good chear,
For Christmas comes but once a year :
Draw hogsheads dry, let flagons fly,
For now the bells shall ring ;
Whilst we endeavor to make good
The title 'gainst a King.


Notes:

Verse of what is described as a "carol". Variations of the initial couplet are found in folk plays, although it is in any case a commonplace saying.


File History:
20th Feb.1995 - Entered by Peter Millington
25th Mar.1997 - File named by Peter Millington
28th May 2002 - Note added by PTMs

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