Category Archives: Carols

The Star of the Kings

A few months ago, I came across the image below while cataloguing a series of prints of the months from a late seventeenth-century almanac in Douce’s collection: The man pouring water from a vase next to a fountain in the … Continue reading

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Christmas gambols

On 23 December 1826, the author of an anonymous piece entitled ‘Christmas customs’ and published in The Mirror thus reflected: It is a season the most cheerles; the clouds and vapours increasing, and the chilliness of winter’s near approach, accelerating … Continue reading

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