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A Christmas Alphabet

17 December 2016

A Christmas rhyme from us to you. 

A Christmas Alphabet

 

C is for the Cathach, the book Columba may have scribed

H is for Haliday and the pamphlets he supplied

R is for our Readers, whom we always like to see

I is for the Icosian game, a mathematician you need to be

S is for the Library Staff, who always come to readers’ aid

T is for the Treasures, which are everyday displayed

M is for the Manuscripts, in the ancient Irish hand,

A is for the Annals, the history of our land,

S is for the Smell of books, a better scent you wouldn’t get,

Be good and we’ll bring you everything in this Christmas Alphabet!

 

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