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5. the socks that I knit. by A. L. 'Tis a clear twilight time in November, With the day passing on into night; In the west fades the glow of the evening, In the east shines the moon, cold and white; The trees, like the nation, have parted With summer's soft riches at length; But now, see the wonderful structure, So glorious in beauty and strength! The fire-light flashes and flickers On low white-washed ceiling and wall, And plays on my poor tired fingers, At work with their gray woollen ball. It glimmers and shines on my needles, And lights up the stocking I knit; It's a sock for some volunteer soldier,-- I hope that the stocking will fit! I suppose it will suit in dimensions, For feet of all sizes have marched To go to the help of the nation,-- Long, short, and flat-footed, and arched. And the yarn is from old Massachusetts, And the shape is an excellent hit; So I think it may do good to some one, This gray woollen sock that I knit. I hope it will comfort no traitor, But one that i