Countdown to Christmas – Day 19

Christmas Day in the Workhouse. This gloomy poem was a stalwart of the Victorian Christmas fireside.

There’s a rather jollier parody in the British Library’s collections – http://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Roy-Palmer-collection/025M-C1023X0007XX-1400V0

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About mj263

Music Collections Supervisor at Cambridge University Library. Wide musical interests. Often to be found stuck in a composer's archive, or enthusing about antiquarian music.
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