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From A Fairy To A Child

Lady Dear, if Fairies may
   For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
   'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.
We have heard the children say -
   Gentle children, whom we love -
Long ago, on Christmas Day,
   Came a message from above.
Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
   They remember it again -
Echo still the joyful sound,
   'Peace on earth, good-will to men.'
Yet the hearts must child-like be
   Where such heavenly guests abide.
Unto children, in their glee,
   All the year is Christmas-tide.
Thus, forgetting tricks and play
   For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
   Merry Christmas, glad New Year.

Christmas, 1867
Lewis Carroll

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