Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas...from Hilaire Belloc

In this dreary world, stunk up by smugness, tyranny and stupidity, there is always a breath of fresh air to be had in reading Belloc. This blog will delve into the works of this great and good mind from time to time but for the moment it seems good to offer a Christmas wish from Belloc himself, in a style only he could summon up:

Noël! Noël! Noël! Noël!
A Catholic tale have I to tell!
And a Christian song have I to sing
While all the bells in Arundel ring.

I pray good beef and I pray good beer
This holy night of all the year,
But I pray detestable drink for them
That give no honour to Bethlehem.

May all good fellows that here agree
Drink Audit Ale in heaven with me
And may all my enemies go to hell!
Noël! Noël! Noël! Noël!
May all my enemies go to hell!
Noël! Noël!

God rest, merry gentleman.

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