Quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,—
One, if by land, and two, if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882), U.s. poet. Paul Revere's Ride (Tales of a Wayside Inn) (l. 8–13). . .

Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxford University Press.
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