Far away a chiming
clock struck out the quarters of the hours, but otherwise a deathly silence lay upon the old house.
Twice her attention was distracted from the counting, by sounds outside-- by the clock chiming
the half-hour past twelve; and then again, by the fall of a pair of boots on the upper floor, thrown out to be cleaned, with that barbarous disregard of the comfort of others which is observable in humanity when it inhabits an hotel.
And all the while harmonious airs were heard Of chiming
strings or charming pipes; and winds Of gentlest gale Arabian odours fanned From their soft wings, and Flora's earliest smells.
I saw it stand and listen, as I had stood and listened at the dawn of morning, for the chiming
of the bell before the clock struck the hour.
At length, the Cathedral clock chiming
one quarter, with a rapid turn he hurries in.
The two old crones, chiming
in together, began pouring out many piteous lamentations that the poor dear was too far gone to know her best friends; and were uttering sundry protestations that they would never leave her, when the superior pushed them from the room, closed the door, and returned to the bedside.
said the men's voices; the women's voices chiming
in when it was said, and prolonging the strain.