The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing
2013, Volume 34
Sunset WingsEdited by Marianne Van Remoortel
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- v1. Athenaeum (London), May 24, 1873
- v2. New York Times (New York, NY), June 8, 1873
- v3. Boston Daily Advertiser (Boston, MA), June 9, 1873
- v4. Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, ME), June 12, 1873
- v5. Albion (New York, NY), June 14, 1873
- v6. Springfield Republican (Springfield, MA), June 18, 1873
- v7. Buffalo Daily Courier (Buffalo, NY), June 28, 1873
- v8. Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, CA), June 28, 1873
- v9. Every Saturday (Boston, MA), June 28, 1873
- v10. Massachusetts Ploughman (Boston, MA), June 28, 1873
- v11. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), July 5, 1873
- v12. Newport Mercury (Newport, RI), July 5, 1873
- v13. New-Hampshire Patriot (Concord, NH), July 9, 1873
- v14. Youth's Companion (Boston, MA), August 28, 1873
- v15. Independent Statesman (Concord, NH), September 4, 1873
- v16. Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR), March 20, 1898
- v17. Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), May 23, 1902
- v18. Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), June 9, 1902
- v19. Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR), July 13, 1902
- v20. Yuma Pioneer (Yuma, CO), August 22, 1902
- v21. Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO), July 5, 1911
- v22. Arizona Republican (Phoenix, AZ), October 25, 1911
- v23. Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, OK), August 19, 1912
- v24. Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA), April 6, 1916
- v25. Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), November 29, 1918
- v26. Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA), February 23, 1920
- v27. Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX), March 6, 1920
- v28. Springfield Republican (Springfield, MA), April 28, 1921
- v29. Albany Evening News (Albany, NY), July 19, 1927
- v30. World Herald (Omaha, NE), May 14, 1935
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TO-NIGHT this sunset spreads two golden wings Cleaving the western sky; Winged too with wind it is, and winnowings Of birds; as if the day's last hour in rings Of strenuous flight must die.
Sun-steeped in fire, the homeward pinions sway Above the dove-cote tops; And clouds of starlings, ere they rest with day, Sink, clamorous like mill-waters, at wild play, By turns in every copse:
Each tree heart-deep the wrangling rout receives,— But for the whirr within, You could not tell the starlings from the leaves; Then one great puff of wings, and the swarm heaves Away with all its din.
Even thus Hope's hours, in ever-eddying flight, To many a refuge tend; With the first light she laughed, and the last light Glows round her still; who natheless in the night At length must make an end.
And now the mustering rooks innumerable Together sail and soar, While for the day's death, like a tolling knell, Unto the heart they seem to cry, Farewell, No more, farewell, no more!
Is Hope not plumed, as 'twere a fiery dart? And oh thou dying day, Even as thou goest must she too depart, And Sorrow fold such pinions on the heart As will not fly away?DANTE G. ROSSETTI.