... merry Christmas ! and what an omission would it have been thought, to have concluded a letter without the compliments of the season ! ... the influence of winter. ... a suspicion of heresy, where will he find so easy a method of acquitting himself as by the ordeal of plum- porridge ? ... Be they then restored, this very Christmas, to the English character ; the opportunity is fast approaching a be it employed.
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