"The day is cold, and dark & dreary,
It rains, & the wind is never weary,
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
At every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark & dreary--
"Be still, sad heart, and cease repining,
Behind the cloud is the sun still shining.
Thy fate is the common fate of all;
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark & dreary."
Lizzie came on the evening train. No Cincinnati paper. The train belated getting over Pilcher summit.
Julia quotes The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It is a three verse poem, but she only quotes the first and last verses. The middle verse is:
My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
10 And the days are dark and dreary.
I like to think that the omitted verse was just a bit too dreary for Julia.