Ring out ye crystal spheres!
Once bless our human ears,
If ye have power to touch our senses so;
And let your silver chime
Move in melodious time,
And let the bass of Heaven's deep organ blow;
And with your ninefold harmony
Make up full consort to the angelic symphony.
Quotes , Source: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity (st. 13), a hymn
'Twas the night before Christman, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,--not even a mouse:
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
Clement C. Moore, LL.D.
Quotes , Source: A Visit from St. Nicholas
God rest ye, little children; let nothing you affright,
For Jesus Christ, your Saviour, was born this happy night;
Along the hills of Galilee the white flocks sleeping lay,
When Christ, the Child of Nazareth, was born on Christmas Day.
Dinah Maria Mulock (used pseudonym Mrs. Craik)
Quotes , Source: Christmas Carol (st. 2)
As many mince pies as you taste at Christmas' so many happy
months will you have.
Quotes , Source: Old English Saying
England was merry England, when
Old Christmas brought his sports again.
'Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale;
'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year.
Sir Walter Scott
Quotes , Source: Marmion (canto VI, introduction)
At Christmas I no more desire a rose,
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shows;
But like of each thing that in season grows.
Quotes , Source: Love's Labor's Lost (Berowne at I, i)
The time draws near the birth of Christ:
The moon is hid; the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other in the mist.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
Quotes , Source: In Memoriam (XXVIII)
Christmas is here:
Winds whistle shrill,
Icy and chill,
Little care we:
Little we fear
William Makepeace Thackeray
Quotes , Source: The Mahogany-Tree
At Christmas play, and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.
Quotes , Source: Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry (ch. XII)
Christmas is for children. But it is for grown-ups too. Even if
it is a headache, a chore, and a nightmare, it is a period of
necessary defrosting of chilled hidebound hearts.
Henry Vaughan ("The Silurist")
Quotes , Source: Christ's Nativity
"Hark the herald angels sing,
Glory to the new-born king."
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.!
Quotes , Source: Christmas Hymn
Blow, bugles of battle, the marches of peace;
East, west, north, and south let the long quarrel cease;
Sing the song of great joy that the angels began,
Sing the glory to God and of good-will to man!
John Greenleaf Whittier
Quotes , Source: Christmas Carmen (st. 3)