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Christ is Born of Maiden Fair
This ancient Surrey carol was one of a number collected by Alice Elizabeth Gillington (1863-1934), a clergyman's daughter and student of gypsy culture who herself spent the last quarter century of her life as a gypsy. A similar text, set to a tune by H. J. Gauntlett, is found in Dr. Hutchins' Carols Old and Carols New (1916), and was also set to a tune by Edwin Coan and published by Ditson in 1883.

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"The Adoration of the Shepherds," by Charles Le Brun (1689). Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
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