Clipped From Poughkeepsie Journal
': efwetmf earfrifr SiJfUhjt , Ji.; W for. Ck,i.ttn.,k all Uw. , :.th.ho.. " - t. rr. :" :'X Not . rere ... J.W. M . - .. ol - ol - , - - - yaokt raa atioAt oi.cttb. The 'working, were hong by, tb chimaey rwlth care, tu hope that SU'Itlehotai anon' weald be ibere. The children were netted ail mm In their bedt. While vlilon. of wgar plumb, danced In thalf neafli, ... Awt Mamma lit her 'kerchief, ana ! In my can. Had Jmt Milled our biain. for a long winter's nap' ."..""".. "..'. " When hut on the lawn there rote tuch a clatter, I iprant from lb. tied lo tee what ail Ihe mallrrj "." Away la the window - 1 flew like a fl.ih. Tor. nptn III. ikoltert, aad threw op Ihe laih. The moon nn Ihe brenil of the new fallen mow. Gave Ihe luttienf mid day lo objeett below Ybei what to my wondering eye. ihould ap - peir, Bute miniature ttelgb, and eight tiny red deer, Wnen a little old rtrirer to livtlr and quick, I Inew in a moment It mutl ba St. Nick, Mora rapid than eaglet hit courier! they came, Aad bt whittled, and ihouled, and called Ibem be name i - Now I D.thtr, now 1 Dancer, now ! Printer and Vlaen, , Oo I Cornel, on t Cupid, on ! Duodet and B1U. em j uTn IK. Inn nf the twtrrh 1 ta lha too of lh! Wall ! No daih away 1 daih away ! da.h a aiajr all l" At diy learei before Ihe wild narncane nj, When they mrtl with an ebilacle, mount to the olyi So p lo Ihe honte tap the courier. Ihry flew. With lh. sleigh full of loyt and St. Klcboltl too. And then. In a twinkling, I heard on Ihe ronr The prancing and pawing of each little hoof; At I drew in my head, and wat turning around, Down lb. chimney St. Nicholas, came with a bound. He w.i d retard all In fur from kit bead lo hi. foot, And hii clothet were .11 l.rnl.htd with atbei and aont t A hundle nf fnva araa flunrnn till back. And he look'd like a pedlar Ju.it opening' bit Ji.ckl Hi. cy.t how Ihcy twinkled, hii dimple, bow mtrrjr, HI. cbeek. were like rotei, hit aoee Ilka a cherry I III. droll little mouth wat drawn up like a bow, And the.beaid of bit chin wat while at lh. inow ; The ttump nf a pipe he held light in hii teeth, ' And the tmott it .ncirded bil head like a wie.tb. H. h.d a broad face and a little round belly. That thook when he laughed, like a bowl full of iellr. He wat chuhbv and ntumn. a ilcht lollv old elf. Aud I laughed whau I taw biro in ipilt of my ttlfi A wink of hit eye and a twill of hi. bead Soon girt mt to know I had nothing to drrari ! ile'tpoke not e woid, but weuk tualghl to hit work. And 6!l'd all the tlocklngi ; tben turned with a And givinx a nod. uplht chlmiwyne"roe;r - y - r lle tprang to bit tltijh.lo hii team gave a whittle. And awtv they all flew like Ibe down of a tbit - lie ! , But I heard bim exclaim eie be drove out of light. ' "Ilappj Cluiitmai to .11, and lo all a good night."