by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848)

The battle had passed from the height
Language: English 
The battle had passed from the height
And still did evening fall
While evening with its hosts of night
Gloriously canopied all

The dead around were sleeping
On heath and granite grey
And the dying their last watch were keeping
In the closing of the day

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Note: in the Fisk work, this is sung by Nelly


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This text was added to the website: 2004-03-22
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Word count: 46