Friday, 21 December 2012

comfort and joy

I'm not sure I'll make the #shareadvent prompt of 'go to a carol concert' today as it's the last day of term and I shall be busy being Buttons in the staff pantomime. So to ensure we do have carols today I give you this quote.

'At this moment Nina came in to say that there were carol singers outside the drawing room window.
'Bring 'em in,' said the Colonel. 'Bring 'em in. They come every year. And tell Florin to bring up the punch.'
Florin brought up the punch in a huge silver punch bowl... They stood against the sideboard, caps in hand, blinking in the gaslight, and very red about the nose and cheeks with the sudden warmth.

'Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,' they sang. 'comfort and joy,
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.'

They sang Good King Wenceslas, and The First Noel, and Adeste Fidelis, and While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks.' Evelyn Waugh Vile Bodies

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8 comments:

  1. Happy Christmas and wishing you all good things for 2013

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    1. Lilac - Thank you. Hope you and your friends and family have a lovely festive time. Happy Christmas.

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  2. I had carolers on Sunday night and it was so wonderful it brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad the tradition is still alive!

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    1. Anbolyn - Oh how lovely. I remember carol singing in our village as children. I haven't heard any whilst I've lived in London. We do have them at train stations and it's so lovely when weary from work hearing them. It lifts the soul.

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  3. Happy Christmas! I've been to three carol services and one carol-singing-round-the-village so far, with plenty more to come, so I'm reaching saturation level for carols! But I do love them when I first start singing them...

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    1. Simon - Wow that's a lot! Hope there's been a wide variety of carols over the different services.

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  4. Merry Christmas, look forward to more posts in 2013!

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    1. Vintage - & a very happy Christmas to you!

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Ooh how lovely more stripes on the page...
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