Stephen Storace
(1762 - 1796)

Storace : The Curfew : illustration

The Curfew
(Song)
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Setting of Gray's elegy with atmospheric tolling bell.
Lyrics: Thomas Gray

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
The plowman homeward plods his weary way,
And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight,
And all the air a solemn stillness holds,
Save where the beetle wheels his drony flight,
And drowzy tinklings lull the distant fold.