”I have been looking on, this evening, at a merry company of children assembled round that pretty German toy, a Christmas Tree. The tree was planted in the middle of a great round table, and towered high above their heads. It was brilliantly lighted by a multitude of little tapers; and everywhere sparkled and glittered with bright objects.”
Charles Dickens, ”A Christmas Tree”, 1850.
Charles Dickens Museum
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London, WC1N 2LX