Four by the clock! and yet not day; But the great world rolls and wheels away, With its cities on land, and its ships at sea, Into the dawn that is to be! Only the lamp in the anchored bark Sends its glimmer across the dark, And the heavy breathing of the sea Is the only sound that comes to me.
- by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), "Four by the clock", appears in In the Harbor: Ultima Thule - Part II, first published 1882 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (James) Albert Mallinson (1870 - 1946), "Four by the clock", published 1901 [voice and piano], also set in German ("Um Vier Uhr morgens") [text not verified]
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