...illustrated by Randolph Caldecott


 'Old Christmas. From the Sketch Book of Washington Irving'
by Washington Irving, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott


Christmas Day


The Christmas dinner



...and...



 'Mr Carlyon's Christmas'
 
21st December. - Invitation from Squire Wood to spend Christmas 
at Marley Hall. Sent for hackney coach and started at once.
Found a seat on the Red Chester coach.

23rd December. - Delayed by deep snow on roads in Shropshire.  Had to push behind.




At Dodington Side-bar met by old family servant with gig.  
Little way up lane stopped by two highwaymen
 

Overthrew the highwaymen, captured them, and dragged 
them before a neighbouring justice of the peace




Arrived at Marley Hall late.  Hearty welcome from Squire.  
Noticed that one of the guests, who seems a sort of country buck, took 
an instant aversion to me.  Overheard him say that he hates town fops

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