The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Festive Songs Principally of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Thomas Wright

London: Percy Society, 1848


The 40+ page Introduction to Festive Songs deals with the topic of the various alcoholic beverages available in England in the mid-1800s and earlier. It does not mention Christmas hymns or carols, and for this reason we have not taken the time to retype it. Copies of this volume can be found at Google Books and the Internet Archive.

Christmas season carols in this collection include:

Seignors Ore Entendez └ Nus, pp. 6-7.

Lordings, From A Distant Home, pp. 7-8.

Bryne Us In No Browne Bred, pp. 16-17.

A bonne! God wote!, p. 18.

Wassail, Wassail, Out of the Milk Pail, pp. 19-20.

A Jolly Wassel-Bowl, p. 85.

Wassail, Wassail, All Over The Town, pp. 100-103.

Editor's Note: Wright was the editor of numerous collections during his life, among them:

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