Christmas rhyme from J.Ray (1670)

J.Ray (1670)


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Context:
Location: [Unlocated], England
Year: Publ.1670
Time of Occurrence: Christmas
Collective Name: [Not given]

Source:

J.Ray
A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs...
Cambridge, W.Morden, 1670


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

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Bounce, buckram, velvet's dear,
Christmas comes but once a year;
And when it comes it brings good cheer;
But when it's gone, it's never near.


Notes:

This particular variant of the "Christmas comes but once a year" rhyme is used in the "Alexander and the King of Egypt" chapbook.


File History:
13th Mar.1995 - Entered by P.T.Millington
25th Mar.1997 - File named by Peter Millington
28th May 2002 - Note added by PTM

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