Our talk had been serious and sober, But our thoughts they were palsied and sere -- Our memories were treacherous and sere; For we knew not the month was October, And we marked not the night
of the year --(Ah, night
of all nights
in the year!) We noted not the dim lake of Auber,(Though once we had journeyed down here) We remembered not the dank tarn of Auber, Nor the ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir.
The afternoons and early evenings he gave to the one, the nights
to the other; the forenoons and parts of the nights
were devoted to sleep for the twain.
Westwick's sleepless nights
; and he especially appealed to a grey-headed gentleman, a guest at the breakfast-table of an English traveller, to take the lead in the investigation.
To this place, perhaps because its sheds and baskets were a tolerable substitute for beds, or perhaps because it afforded the means of a hasty barricade in case of need, many of the rioters had straggled, not only that night
, but for two or three nights
Weena had put this into my head by some at first incomprehensible remarks about the Dark Nights
. It was not now such a very difficult problem to guess what the coming Dark Nights
He thought, after what he had seen of the women standing before the squalid houses on cold nights
and the look he had seen in the eyes of the men who stopped to talk to them, that he would put sex altogether out of his own life.
The red gleam o'er the mountains Goes wavering from sight, And the quiet moon enhances The loveliness of night
"In order to take that train," said Colonel Levering, sitting in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, "you will have to remain nearly all night
Tom and Huck were ready for their adventure.
The adventure began with David's coming to me at the unwonted hour of six P.M., carrying what looked like a packet of sandwiches, but proved to be his requisites for the night
done up in a neat paper parcel.
When I returned to my room, however, there were the open window and the litter on the floor to remind me of what had happened earlier in the night
. Yet I was less disconcerted than you might suppose.
Day and night
he spent out in the open fields, and only when it was very wet and stormy did he take refuge in a little hut on the edge of a big forest.