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Bibliography: "The Old Clock on the Stairs" by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
- "The Old Clock on the Stairs"
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
- Note Source
- Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 17
- Note Relating to Cather
- In "The Bohemian Girl," Nils Ericson says that he did not come home "to be a skeleton at the feast." The expression dates long before Longfellow, but he uses it in one line of his poetry: "But, like the skeleton at the feast."