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“On wheels of light, on wings of flame,
The glorious hosts of Zion came.”
“The Song of Bethlehem.” – Campbell.
From “Lays of the Holy Land.”
By J. R. Clayton.
By permission of Messrs. James Nisbet & Co.
The angel of the Lord here has I think the regulation six pairs of wings, piercing eyes and bare feet with long slender toes. In the background, against a starry night, are various figures with halos and harps, presumably saints or apostles. A good image for an unusual christmas card, perhaps?
The banner reads, Gloria in excelsis deo et in terra pax, a quote which conveniently misses the last few words: Glory to God in heaven and peace on earth [to men of good will]