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Image from page 186 of "St. Nicholas [serial]" (1873)

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Title: St. Nicholas [serial]

Year: 1873 (1870s)

Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905

Subjects: Children's literature

Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]

Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  

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ttle children may keep Christmas day! Then the Princess Pittipums peered out ofthe window of the great House of Annum, andfar down below upon the earth she beheld amillion little children in their little beds, andtheir stockings, and all — dreaming of SantaClaus. It really is too bad, she said; butthe fact is, the 25th is my birthday, and I wantto keep it out of the Year, so that I may nevergrow any older! Then all the Maiden Months cried, and Fa-ther Time cried, But no one grows olderon Christmas day; indeed, every one growsyounger / What! —really ? said the Princess. Oh, surely ! said Father Time. It hasbeen that way for nearly nineteen hundredyears, now. Why, then, here s the day; for of course Idont need it, said Pittipums; and she took avery merry Christmas out of her sleeve, where ithad been safe and warm all the time. It wasnow exactly one half-minute to twelve. With a whoop, Santa Claus jumped into hissleigh, slashed at the reindeer, and was off,pell-mell! ig^maBan^agaBt3H

 

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EDITORIAL NOTES. The winsome little maid who welcomes our readersupon the threshold of this Christmas number needs nointroduction, and the handful of Christmas stockingsneeds no explanation. We hope St. Nicholas youngfolks will also like the decorative garland that typifiesthe circle of the year, and the chosen quotations thatpoetically name and describe the months. Here is thefloral setting in the border : January, the Holly ; Febru-ary, the Pussy-willow; March, the Crocus; April, theViolet; May, the Apple-blossom; June, the Rose;July, the Clover; August, the Oxeye daisy; Septem-ber, Wheat; October, Autumn leaves ; November, barebranches; December, the Mistletoe. This brings us around to the beginning of the ring,so that the holly and the mistletoe come together at thetop — as they should. To the quotations for the months, we will add hereWhittiers beautiful lines about the year, from his poem,The Last Walk in Autumn : Rich gift of God ! A year of time ! What pomp of rise and shut

  

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Taken circa 1873