As Christmas time draws near, the cherished impulses of every Christian heart lead thought away to Bethlehem of Judæa, and we rehearse again, with an ever new delight, the incidents of the world's sweetest story. It is well if our pilgrimage must needs be one in thought only, for a personal visit to the hallowed place brings keen disappointment as well as great satisfaction, and quite as much of pain perchance, as of pleasure.
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