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PLEASANT READINGS

FOR

HOMELY PEOPLE.

BY THE AUTHOR OF
Words of Consolation and Counsel for the

Tried and Sorrowful,

&c. &c.

LONDON:
WILLIAM MACINTOSH,

24, PATERNOSTER Row.

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CHRISTMAS TIME.

CHRISTMAS TIME A HAPPY TIME.

Hark! these are the merry, merry bells that usher in the 25th of December. The clock strikes twelve, and Christmas is come! We give a hearty welcome to Old Father Christmas, for though his hair is silvery with age, he has always the same happy smile. He brings to all of us a remembrance of joyful things, which make those who think about them very happy.

There is a difference, my readers, between being merry and being happy. The

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