by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

Well, narrower draw the circle round
Language: English 
Well, narrower draw the circle round
And hush that [scornful]1 solemn sound
And quench the lamp and stir the fire
To rouse its flickering radiance higher

Loop up the window's velvet veil
That we may hear the night-wind wail
For wild those gusts and well their chimes
Blend with a song of troubled times

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Note: in the Fisk work, this is sung by Nelly
1 Bronte: "organ's"


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Researcher for this text: Terry Fisk

This text was added to the website: 2004-03-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 54