: Popular Rhymes And Nursery Tales

Ha wish ye a merry Chresamas,

An a happy new year,

A pantry full a' good rost beef,

An a barril full a' beer.

To these lines we may add the following north-country nursery song:

Now Christmas is come, and now Pappy's come home,

Wi' a pegtop for Tammie, a hussif for Sue;

A new bag o' marbles for Dick; and for Joan,

A workbox; for Phoebe a bow for her shoe:

For Cecily singing a humming-top comes,

For dull drowsie Marie a sleeping-top meet;

For Ben, Ned, and Harry, a fife and two drums,

For Jennie a box of nice sugar-plums sweet.