...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


 '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