Merry Christmas and God Bless Us, Every One.

On December 23, 2016, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

May I wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Healthy New Year and share with you again an excerpt from one of my favourite pieces of literature:

Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.

He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!

Taken from ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19th December 1843.

Picture: the Christmas tree at the Longueville Manor Hotel Jersey

 

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