A Quote by George Eliot on tread, footsteps, midnight, pause, death, and passing

The tread Of coming footsteps cheats the midnight watcher Who holds her heart and waits to hear them pause, And hears them never pause, but pass and die.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Spanish Gypsy, Bk III

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