"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

24 December 2020


Aldin, Christmas Eve Waits, 1908

I had scarcely got into bed when a strain of music seemed to break forth in the air just below the window. I listened, and found it proceeded from a band, which I concluded to be the waits from some neighbouring village. They went round the house, playing under the windows. 

Washington Irving, from "Christmas Eve", found in Old Christmas

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