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Like two trains passing in the night

Posted by Susan dowdy on September 21, 2004

In Reply to: Like two trains passing in the night posted by ESC on September 05, 2004

: : What is source of:
: : "Like two trains passing in the night"

: I haven't heard that. I have heard "two ships passing in the night." From the archives:

: It's from Longfellow's poem: The Theologian's Tale: Elizabeth, from the collection titled The Theologian's Tale.

: "Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing;
: Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
: So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
: Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence."