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. Christmas has come again, and though shorn of some of its old accessories of feasts and frolics, it is Christmas still in all that constitutes its essential glory. Its light shines through a clouded sky; but it is the light of the Star of Bethlehem, which is only more luminous and beautiful when earthly hopes have set, and are no longer able to rival or eclipse its calm and benignant radiance. This time-hallowed festival, the oldest and most universal in the Christian world, has beenherd's ears, heralding the birth of the Prince of Peace. Peace! Blessed word! What richer gift could Heaven have offered to earth? We, at least, can appreciate the full significance of such a gift, and with lowly adoration bend at the altar of the Lamb of God, and, while We lament these evil passions which have disowned his benignant sway, beseech Him that when another Christmas comes we may be able to echo from earth to heaven the song of Bethlehem--"Peace on earth, good will among men."