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The Sobbing of the Bells


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The Sobbing 
  of the Bells

Midnight Sept 19‑20 1881

The sobbing of the bells, The sudden death‑news everywhere, The slumberers rouse, The rapport of the people, (Full well they know that  
 message in the darkness,
Full well return, respond  
 within their breasts, their  
 brains, the sad reverberations,)
The passionate toll and clang, City to city joining, sounding  
Those heart‑beats of a Nation  
 in the Night.
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