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" Week in, week out, from morn till night, You can hear his bellows blow ; You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look... "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 419
1840
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 43

1844
...sledge, With measured beat, and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look in at the open door ; They love to see the naming forge, Aid hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that fly, Like chaff from a threshing...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

American periodicals - 1840
...sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton tinging the old kirk chimes When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look...voice, Singing in the village choir. And it makes his neart rejoice. It sounds to him like her mother's voice, Singing in Paradise ! He needs must think...
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The Poets of America: Illustrated by One of Her Painters

John Keese - American poetry - 1841 - 320 pages
...sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the old kirk chimes When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school, Look...He hears the parson pray and preach, He hears his daughter's voice, Singing in the village choir, And it makes his heart rejoice. It sounds to him like...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

American periodicals - 1840
...blow ; You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the old kirk chimes When the evening aun is low. And...children coming home from school Look in at the open door j They love to see the flaming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 7

1841
...sledge With measured beat and slow, — Like a sexton ringing the old kirk-chimes, When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look in at the open door; They love to see the naming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor....
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1842
...heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look...He hears the parson pray and preach, He hears his daughter's voice, Singing in the village choir, And it makes his heart rejoice. It sounds to him like...
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Ballads and Other Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American poetry - 1842 - 132 pages
...heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look...catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing floor. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys ; He hears the parson pray...
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The Children's Magazine and Missionary Repository, Volume 19

Children's literature - 1856
...heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look...catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a thrashing floor. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys; He hears the parson pray...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1842 - 468 pages
...heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look...the flaming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And cateh the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor. He goes on Sunday to the chureh,...
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Readings in American Poetry: For the Use of Schools

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 264 pages
...heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look...He hears the parson pray and preach, He hears his daughter's voice, Singing in the village choir, And it makes his heart rejoice. It sounds to him like...
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