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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
THE OLD CLOCK ON THE STAIRS

Never here, forever there,
Where all parting, pain, and care,
And death, and time shall disappear
Forever there, but never here !
The horologe of Eternity
Sayeth this incessantly:
" Forever-never!
Never-forever! "

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Historical Note
. "The Old Clock on the Stairs," that for many years stood in the Longfellow home in Cambridge, passed to the home of Mr. Thomas Appleton, in Boston. The Longfellow home, "the most historic building in New England save Faneuil Hall," was Washington's headquarters for nine months following the battle of Bunker Hill. It is a fine example of colonial architecture, "guarded by stately poplars," and commanding a good view of the Charles River. Down the street on the opposite side stood the "spreading chestnut tree" and the "village smithy." The house is now occupied by Longfellow's daughter Alice. She is one of his three daughters, whom he calls "blue-eyed banditti" in "The Children's Hour."
Discussion. 1. What picture do you have after reading the first stanza? 2. What do "old-fashioned" and "antique" add to your picture? 3. What picture of the clock do the first two stanzas give you? 4. Read the lines illustrated by the picture on page 344. 5. Why does Lon-fellow call this an "ancient" timepiece? 6. What name is applied to this kind of clock? 7. In what way does he say the clock is like a monk? 8. Why deep, the clock's voice seem low by day and loud at night? 9. With what does the poet compare the clock's voice at night? 10. What habit of the clock does Longfellow mention in the fourth stanza? 11. Whose fires does he say once roared up the chimney? 12. To what "precious hours" does he refer in the sixth stanza? 13. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: portico; countryseat; station; massive; board; prime; shroud; incessantly. 14. Pronounce: vicissitude; affluence; horologe.

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