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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 Churchman's companion, Volumes 1-2

1847
...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 Bowdoin Poets

Edward Payson Weston - American poetry - 1849 - 180 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 Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Volume 2

Robert Kemp Philp
...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...love to see the flaming forge, And hear the bellows roir, And catch the burning sparkfi that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor. He goes on Sunday to...
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Spring flowers gathered for young florists, by S.P.

Spring flowers, S. P. - 1849 - 32 pages
...You can hear his bellows blow ; Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his...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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Guy's learner's poetic task book, a selection from the modern British poets

Joseph Guy - 1849
...in the face, For he owes not any man. They love to see the naming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And children coming home from school Look in at the open door; And catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor. And sits among his boys, And...
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Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1850 - 413 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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Programmes of evening concerts

Marlborough coll, mus. soc - 1850
...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 garland; or, Poetry for childhood and youth

Garland - 1850
...heavy sledge, With measured beat and slow, Like a sexton ringing a 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 gc*s on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys; He hears the parson pray...
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Poems, Volume 1

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Slavery - 1850
...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 Living Authors of America: 1st ser

Thomas Powell - American literature - 1850 - 365 pages
...He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man. "And the children coming home from school Look in at the open...catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing floor." To this fine poem the author very unnecessarily appends the moral in the old way...
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