|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The setting sun|
Oer the earth its yellow lustre threw
And the west was rich with red and blue,
Whilst twilights curtain, spreading far,
Was pinned with single diamond star.
MDonald Clarke.Death in Disguise, Line 224.
| Fades the light|
Goeth day, cometh night,
And a star
To their rest.
Bret Harte.Cadet Grey, Canto II. Stanza 27.
|I saw, as in a dream sublime,|
The balance in the hand of Time.
Oer East and West its beam impended,
And day, with all its hours of light,
Was slowly sinking out of sight,
While opposite, the scale of night,
Silently with the stars ascended.
Longfellow.The Occultation of Orion
|The babbling day has touched the hem of nights garment, and, weary and still, drops asleep in her bosom.|
Longfellow.Outre-Mer: A Tailors Drawer.
|The summers songs are hushed. Up the lone shore|
The weary waves wash sadly, and a grief
Sounds in the wind, like farewells fond and brief:
The crickets chirp but makes the silence more.
Celia Thaxter.Twilight, Stanza 3.