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Eight o'clock

Language: English

He stood, and heard the steeple
  Sprinkle the quarters on the morning town.
One, two, three, four, to market-place and people
  It tossed them down.
 
Strapped, noosed, nighing his hour,
  He stood and counted them and cursed his luck;
And then the clock collected in the tower
  Its strength, and struck.


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Last modified: 2016-07-10 09:26:17
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