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'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
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Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
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Whatever qualities [Tsar Nicholas I] may have shown in his own kingly profession, it must be admitted that in his dealings with th ...
Looking back as an adult on his mother's decision to be a career woman, Nicholas has this to say about Anna L. Bruenn, D.D.S.: " . ...
I wish my deadly foe no worse
Than want of friends, and empty purse.
Shall we go dance the hay, the hay?
Never pipe could ever play
Better shepherd's roundelay.
Shall we go learn to kiss, to kiss?
Never heart could ever miss
Comfort, where true meaning is.
Come, little boy, and rock asleep;
Sing lullaby and be thou still;
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dost thou smile? O, thy sweet face!
Would God Himself He might thee see!--
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Come little babe, come silly soul,
Thy father's shame, thy mother's grief,
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