Patrick Regan has kindly shared the material from his George Heath site with readers of the Victorian Web, who may wish to consult the original.
The jokes and the joys of the season,
Its compliments, laughter, and glee,
Its meetings, its kissings and greetings,
With the love of a friend to thee.
May loved ones flock round thee in plenty,
May "Your little Accounts" be scant:
Be thine all the cheer of the season,
With none of its cold and its want.
Be thy sources of pleasure many,
Thy causes for sorrow but few,
May the Old Year drop merrily over
I' the dawn of a happier new.
Last modified 4 September 2002