A Quote by Lewis Carroll on children, christmas, happiness, peace, play, wishes, new year, fairies, and good will

Christmas-Greetings [From a Fairy to a Child]

Lady, dear, if Fairies may
  For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
  'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say -
  Gentle children' whom we love -
Long ago on Christmas Day,
  Came a message from above.

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
  They remember it again -
Echo still the joyful sound
  "Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
  Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
  All the year is Christmas-tide.

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
  For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
  Merry Christmas, glad New Year!

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, preface (Christmas 1867)

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