Scene 1133 "The usually mirrored surface of the river was blurred by an infinity of rain drops…." Hawthorne: Preface to “The Old Manse”
Scene 1134 "Looking reproachfully towards the impenetrable sky—if sky there be, above the dismal uniformity of cloud—we are apt to murmur against the whole system of the universe." Hawthorne: Preface to “The Old Manse”
Scene 316 "The night was cold and stormy…wind roared round the house, and the rain beat against the windows…."
Scene 139 "I used to lie in my bed by the open window, watching the heat lightning play softly along the horizon...the felty beat of the raindrops on the soft dust of the farmyard." Cather, My Ántonia
Scene 318 "I slept that night in the room I used to have when I was a little boy, with the summer wind blowing in at the windows, bringing the smell of the ripe fields...lay awake and watched the moonlight shining over the barn and the stacks and the pond, and the windmill making its old dark shadow against the blue sky." Cather, My Ántonia