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Quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The shades of night were falling fast,
As through an Alpine village passed
A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice,
A banner with the strange device,
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882), U.S. poet. Excelsior (l. 1–5). . .
Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, ed. (1985) Oxford University Press.
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