My people too were scared with eerie sounds, A footstep, a low throbbing in the walls, A noise of falling weights that never fell, Weird whispers, bells that rang without a hand, Door-handles turn'd when none was at the door, And bolted doors that open'd of themselves; And one betwixt the dark and light had seen Her, bending by the cradle of her babe.
The second day of July 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. It ought to be solemnised with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward, for ever more.john adams
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, Just like the ones I used to know, Where the tree-tops glisten And children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow.
Die Zeit hat inWirklichkeit keine Einschnitte, es gibt kein Gewitter oder Drommetenget o« n beim Beginn eines neuen Monats oder Jahres, und selbst bei dem eines neuen S a« kulums sind es nur wir Menschen, die schieÞen und l a« uten. Timehasno divisionstomark its passage, there isnevera thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.thomas mann
Sundaies observe: think when the bells do chime, 'Tis angel's musick; therefore come not late.George Herbert
'Twould ring the bells of heaven The widest peal for years, If Parson lost his senses And people came to theirs, And he and they together Knelt down with angry prayers For tamed and shabby tigers And dancing dogs and bears, And wretched, blind, pit ponies, And little hunted hares.Ralph Hodgson