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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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Second (-Fourth) reading book. Scriptural and miscellaneous ..., Volume 4

Reading book - 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...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...
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Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1856 - 764 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...
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Hand-book of American Literature, Historical, Biographical, and Critical

Joseph Gostwick - American literature - 1856 - 319 pages
...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 Gift Book of Gems

American poetry - 1856 - 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...bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that fly Like the chaff from a threshing floor. HENRY W. LONGFELLOW. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among...
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The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American poetry - 1856 - 400 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 bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks that Hy Like chaff from a threshing floor. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys ; He...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 554 pages
...slow, Like a sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. And children coming homo take their pastime in the spacious field : There they are privileged ; and he that hunts Or harms threshing 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, by J ..., Volume 6

John Holland - 1856
...Everett's Memoir of Samuel Hick, " The Village Blacksmith." CONVERSATION. 209 " And children coming Lome from school, Look in at the open door ; They love...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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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...sledge , With measured heat and slow, Like a sexton ringing the village hell, When the evening sun is low. And children coming home from school Look...; They love to see the flaming forge, And hear the hellows roar, And catch the hurning sparks that fly Like chalf from a thrashing floor. He goes on Sunday...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 544 pages
...sexton ringing the village bell, When the evening sun is low. And ehildren eoming heme from seheol c# d d c eateh the burning sparks that fly Like ehaff from a threshing floor. He goes on Sunday to the ehureh,...
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The Book of Oratory: A New Collection of Extracts in Prose, Poetry and ...

Readers - 1856 - 500 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 in at the open door : They love to see a flamiqg forge, And hear the bellows roar, And catch the burning sparks, that fly Like chaff from...
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