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Then

Language: English

Twenty, forty, sixty, eighty
  A hundred years ago,
All through the night with lantern bright
  The Watch trudged to and fro,
And little boys tucked snug abed
  Would wake from dreams to hear -
'Two o' the morning by the clock,
  And the stars a-shining clear!'
Or, when across the chimney-tops
  Screamed shrill a North-East gale,
A faint and shaken voice would shout,
  'Three! And a storm of hail!'


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Text added to the website: 2007-04-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
Line count: 12
Word count: 69

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