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Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Christmas and Christmas Lore by Thomas G. Crippen (1841 - 1930).

For above forty years I have been a diligent collector of history, tradition, legend, custom, or folklore, whether from familiar or unfamiliar sources, relating to the festival of the Holy Nativity. Moreover, I have gathered copiously from scarce pamphlets of the 17th and 18th centuries, from old chapbooks, newspaper paragraphs, and magazine articles old and new, and from contact with rustics in several counties. The fruits of my gathering are briefly summarized in the following pages, in the hope that they may conduce to that "joy and pious mirth" wherewith we ought, all of us, to commemorate the best and greatest Gift of God to man. ( from the Preface)
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Christmas Lore: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2019, 7:02 pm

Oooo! What a fun find! Could I do the Subsidiary Festivals section?
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Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2019, 7:07 pm

You surely may. Have fun!
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Post by KevinS » November 17th, 2019, 7:13 pm

19, 20, and 21, please.

Great pick!
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Post by TriciaG » November 18th, 2019, 6:54 am

You're in. Thanks!
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Post by KevinS » November 18th, 2019, 8:14 am

Last edited by KevinS on November 18th, 2019, 10:49 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by KevinS » November 18th, 2019, 10:48 am

"E agora, José?"

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Post by TriciaG » November 18th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Thanks! All 3 PL OK. :)
Christmas Lore: LINK
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries

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Post by TriciaG » November 18th, 2019, 4:04 pm

Moving to Readers Wanted...
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Post by Veggrower » November 19th, 2019, 11:16 am

Hi - can I take section 32, Christmas Candles, please?

Thanks a lot,

Garth

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Post by TriciaG » November 19th, 2019, 11:24 am

You bet - have fun!
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Post by Maeve » November 19th, 2019, 8:23 pm

I would love to do Christmas Ghosts, Mumming and Lord of Misrule

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Post by TriciaG » November 20th, 2019, 7:02 am

Maeve wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 8:23 pm
I would love to do Christmas Ghosts, Mumming and Lord of Misrule
You've got 10, 27, and 37. Thanks!
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Post by LCaulkins » November 22nd, 2019, 4:23 pm

Here is section 48, Subsidiary Festivals

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/christmas_48_crippen_128kb.mp3 (14:15)
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Post by TriciaG » November 22nd, 2019, 5:28 pm

Thanks! I hope to get some PL'ing done tomorrow.
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