Context:

Location: England
Year: Publ.1670
Time of Occurrence: Christmas
Collective Name: [Not given]

Source:

J.Ray
A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs...
Cambridge, W.Morden, 1670

Cast:

[None]

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.

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1995-03-13 - Entered by P.T.Millington
1997-03-25 - File named by Peter Millington
2002-05-28 - Note added by Peter Millington
2021-01-15 - TEI-encoded by Peter Millington

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