Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern; Including the Most Popular in the West of England, and the Airs to Which They Are Sung

Also Specimens of French Provincial Carols, With an Introduction and Notes
by William Sandys

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Publication Date: January 30, 2018

ISBN: 9780243692835

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Among the most celebrated of the festivals of the ancients was that in honour of the return of the sun, which at the winter solstice begins gradually to regain power, and to ascend apparently in the horizon. Previously to this the year was drawing to a close, and the world was typically considered to be in the same state. The promised restoration of light and commencement of a new aera were therefore hailed with rejoicings and thanksgivings.