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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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Selections from the Poets ...: For the Use of Schools

American poetry - 1852 - 183 pages
...Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. L_ 74 THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH. And children, coming home from school, Look in at...; They love to see the flaming forge, And hear the bejltvs roar, And catch the bu^ng sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor. He goes on Sunday...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: To the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1852 - 550 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 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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Home thoughts, a monthly magazine of literature, science, and ..., Issues 1-4

1853
...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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McGuffey's Newly Revised Rhetorical Guide: Or, Fifth Reader of the Eclectic ...

William Holmes McGuffey - Electronic book - 1853 - 480 pages
...With measured beat and slow\ Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. 4. And children coming home from school Look in at the...sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor. 5. He goes, on Sunday, to the church, And sits among his boys^; He hears the parson pray and preach\...
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What I Saw in London: Or, Men and Things in the Great Metropolis

David W. Bartlett - London (England) - 1853 - 327 pages
...singing the hymns of Walts. We remembered Longfellow's touching picture of the village blacksmith : " 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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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 42

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1853
...platform ' among the 'Ademan tines,1 they must be a 'hard set ' indeed, 'according to our notion.' ' AND children coming home from school, Look in at the...open door; They love to see the flaming forge, And heur the bellows roar, And watch the burning sparks that rise Like chad' from the threshing-floor."...
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Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1853
...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 in at the open door ; They love to see thg flaming forge, Arid hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that fly He goes on Sunday...
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The Boy's Second Help to Reading: A Selection of Choice Passages from ...

Theodore Alors W. Buckley - Children's literature, English - 1854 - 312 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 thrashing-floor. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys ; He hears the parson pray...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of James Montgomery: Including ..., Volume 6

James Montgomery, John Holland - 1856
...beat, and slow .... * Alluding to Mr. Everett's Memoir of Samuel Hick, " The Village Blacksmith." " And children coming home from school, Look in at the...catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing floor." And then the moral built upon the blacksmith's "something attempted — something...
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The Native Poets of Maine, Issue 288

S. Herbert Lancey - American literature - 1854 - 312 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 in at the opsn door ; They love to see the flaming forge, And hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks...
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