Lady dear, if Fairies may

For a moment lay aside

Cunning tricks and elfish play,

'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say--

Gentle children, whom we love--

Long ago, on Christmas-Day,

Came a message from above.

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,

They remember it again--

Echo still the joyful sound

'Peace on earth, good-will to men!'


by Lewis Carroll (out of copyright)