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-- ----------. SPANISH WOMEN,…

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"YF CRYSTMAS DAY ON THURSDAY…

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"YF CRYSTMAS DAY ON THURSDAY BE." As Christmas Day falls on a Thursday this year, the following extract from a.n early poem in the Ilarleian MSS., in which the characteristics of the season are predicted according to the day of the week on which the festival falls, will profcably be read with some degree of interest: — Yf Crystmas Day on Tiiurs-cTay bo A «yn<ty winter yee shall see Or wyndes *r><J wedwra aU waited. And harde templates .strong and "thyewe. The Kom«r shall be goode and dry"; Cornys and bast-es shall multSplye, Tha' v(tv ?s good l >nds t) tylt'ie, Aud kyng*s and prynces shall iiye by skylle; What, chylde that day borne tiee He shaUe have lnppe riglue we!i to thea Oi' deeds liee «h»p)e go<xio and .vtibylle Of spebe ntul tc-nge wyse and re;ison:>bv!l". Who so tliat day any t-b»f!e nboute H.} shalbe_«tiente wyth-owtyo cJowfe And yf serenes* on that dav bcyiV, Ilyt soon fro the glyd«. GardeJ1fr. 41{u£J'1:-itle.

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