Location: England
Year: Publ.1670
Time of Occurrence: Christmas
Collective Name: [Not given]


A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs...
Cambridge, W.Morden, 1670





Bounce, buckram, velvet's dear,
Christmas comes but once a year;
And when it comes it brings good cheer;
But when it's gone, it's never near.


Originally prepared for textual analysis during his PhD research on the 'Origins and Development of English Folk Plays' by Peter Millington (2002).
Original spelling and typography is retained, except that superscripts, long s and ligatured forms are not encoded.
Line identifiers are those used for line types in the Folk Play Scripts Explorer.
This particular variant of the "Christmas comes but once a year" rhyme is used in the "Alexander and the King of Egypt" chapbook.

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1995-03-13 - Entered by P.T.Millington
1997-03-25 - File named by Peter Millington
2002-05-28 - Note added by Peter Millington
2021-01-15 - TEI-encoded by Peter Millington


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