Christmas time in London, 'Come give the holly a song, for it helps to drive stern winter away in his garment so somber and long. Then sing to the holly, the Christmas holly, that hangs over peasant and king. (Eliza Acton.) R.D.
Washday: Two children, their toes poking out of their boots, tend a fire in a battered tin brazier to heat buckets and bowls of water in which to scrub clothes. The clean garments would be hung on lines strung across the street, London early