Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (18071882). Complete Poetical Works. 1893.
From the German. Song of the Bell
First published in Hyperion, Book III. chapter iii. The scene of the chapter is laid at Interlachen. The evening sun was setting, writes the author, when I first beheld thee. The sun of life will set ere I forget thee! Surely it was a scene like this that inspired the soul of the Swiss poet, in his Song of the Bell.