Careful Words

chime (n.)

chime (v.)

Sundays observe; think when the bells do chime,

'T is angels' music.

George Herbert (1593-1632): The Church Porch.

Faintly as tolls the evening chime,

Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time.

Thomas Moore (1779-1852): A Canadian Boat-Song.

Those evening bells! those evening bells!

How many a tale their music tells

Of youth and home, and that sweet time

When last I heard their soothing chime!

Thomas Moore (1779-1852): Those Evening Bells.

And all the way, to guide their chime,

With falling oars they kept the time.

Andrew Marvell (1620-1678): Bermudas.