Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wassailing the Apple Trees in Devonshire (1902)

William Frances Dawson. Christmas: Its Origin and Associations: Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries: Depicting, by Pen and Pencil, Memorable Celebrations, Stately Meetings of Early Kings, Remarkable Event, Romantic Episodes, Brave Deeds, Picturesque Customs, Time-honoured Sports, Royal Christmases, Coronations and Royal Marriages, Chivalric Feats, Court Banquetings and Revellings, Christmas at the Colleges and the Inns of Court, Popular Festivities, and Christmas-keeping in Different Parts of the World, Derived from the Most Authentic Sources, and Arranged Chronologically. (London: Elliot Stock, 1902).