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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 Monthly herald

1858
...Under the spreading chestnut tree The village smithy stands." and then he tells us how the children love to see " the flaming, forge, And hear the bellows...catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a thrashing floor." The smith is always at work, never absent from his post. "Week in, week out, from...
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The Complete Horseshoeing Guide

Robert F. Wiseman - Technology & Engineering - 1995 - 304 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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McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader, Volume 5

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1879 - 352 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, He...
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742 Heart Warming Poems

1982 - 333 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 the threshing-floor. He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys; He hears the parson...
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The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America

Donald Hall - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1985 - 319 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 He goes on Sunday to the church, And sits among his boys; He hears the parson pray and preach, He hears...
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Selected Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poetry - 1988 - 389 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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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 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...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 Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of ...

Robert B. Gordon, Patrick M. Malone - Social Science - 1997 - 464 pages
...industrial growth, the village smithy often stood under a spreading chestnut tree, a place where . . . children coming home from school Look in at the open...catch the burning sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor.7 Today young people are rarely allowed to enter workplaces for fear of lawsuit. The...
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The Book of Virtues for Young People: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

William J. Bennett - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1997 - 384 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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Understanding Great Expectations: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and ...

George Newlin - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 228 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...sparks that fly Like chaff from a threshing-floor. ft / This illustration appeared in an early edition of Longfellow's poems. It may depict the original...
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