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to Brazil, in South America. The little Jean's mother died The lad, nevertheless, held firmly to his ambition to paint. when he was six years old. So the lad was sent home to Jean continued his studies at a famous French school of art, France to his grandmother Bouveret, whose name, according called the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and because he was such to custom, he affixed to his own. The long name is of little an incessant worker soon became a successful painter. importance. We seldom hear it used.

It was while visiting at the home of his father-in-law that Dagnan-Bouveret was from the beginning determined he saw the subject for “At the Watering Trough.” Several to be an artist. When his father offered him an opening months were devoted to the painting of this one picture. in his commercial business in Brazil, he declined it. This It is considered one of the artist's best works and is now so angered his father that he at once stopped his allowance. in the Luxembourg Gallery, Paris, France.

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Good Master and Mistress,

While you're sitting by the fire, Pray think of us poor Children,

Who are wandering in the mire.

We are not daily Beggars,

That beg from door to door, But we are neighbors' Children,

Whom you have seen before.

Singing the above carol children carry about a "wessel-bob" or large bunch of evergreens hung with oranges, apples and colored ribbons.

From "English Folk-Rhymes,” by Northall, p. 206, used by courtesy of the publishers, Kegan, Trench, Trubner & Co., London.

Call up the Butler of this house,

Put on his golden ring, Let him bring us a glass of beer,

And the better we shall sing.

We have got a little purse,

Made of stretching leather skin, We want a little of your money

To line it well within.

Cherry Tree Carol
As Joseph was a walking,

He heard an angel sing: "This night shall be born

Our heavenly king.

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In Excelsis Gloria
When Christ was born of Mary free
In Bethlehem in that fair citie,
Angels sungen with mirth and glee,

In Excelsis Gloria!

This King is comen to save (mans-kind
(Even) in Scripture as we find,
(Therefore) this song we have in mind,

In Excelsis Gloria!
[Then, dear) Lord, for thy great grace
[Grant us) in bliss to see thy face,
Where we may sing to thee solace,
In Excelsis Gloria!

- Harleian MS. A.D. 1500 (Brackets indicate words which were later inserted.).

Herdsmen beheld these angels bright
To them appeared with great light,
And said, God's son is born this night,

In Excelsis Gloria!

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