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Christmas rhyme from J.Ray (1670)

J.Ray (1670)

Context

Location: 
[Unlocated]
Time of Occurrence: 
Christmas
Collective name: 
[Not given]

Source

Author: 
J.Ray
Title: 
A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs...
Publication: 
Cambridge, W.Morden, 1670

Cast

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Text

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Bounce, buckram, velvet's dear,
Christmas comes but once a year;
And when it comes it brings good cheer;
But when it's gone, it's never near.

Notes

This particular variant of the "Christmas comes but once a year" rhyme is used in the "Alexander and the King of Egypt" chapbook.