Sunday, December 20, 2009

Forgive Us Our Christmasses

From the Notebooks of British novelist Samuel Butler (author of Erewhon)—

The little Strangs say the "good words," as they call them, before going to bed, aloud and at their father's knee, or rather in the pit of his stomach. One of them was lately heard to say "Forgive us our Christmasses, as we forgive those who Christmas against us."