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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
England: Vols. I–IV. 1876–79.


The Bells of Fletching

By Anonymous

THE FLETCHING bells, with silver chime,

Come softened o’er the distant shore;

Though I have heard them many a time,

They never sang so sweet before.

A silence rests upon the hill,

A listening awe pervades the air;

The very flowers are shut and still,

And bowed as if in prayer.