Carol, brothers, carol
Carol, brothers, carol. William Augustus Muhlenberg* (1796-1877).
Written in 1840 for the boys of St Paul’s College, Flushing, Long Island, the College that Muhlenberg had founded as the Flushing Institute in 1828. It was published in Muhlenberg’s later collection, I Would not Live Alway, and Other Pieces in Verse by the same Author (New York, 1860), printed for the benefit of St Luke’s Hospital. It received wider notice when it was printed in Christ in Song (New York, 1869), edited by Philip Schaff*. The Chorus was adapted from Arthur Cleveland Coxe*’s ‘Christmas Carol’ in his Christian Ballads (New York, 1840):
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