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I HAVE the greatest fun at night, When casement windows are all bright. I make believe each one's a square Of some great quilt up in the air. The blocks of gold have black between, Wherever only night is seen. It surely makes a mammoth quilt- With bits of dark and checks of gilt- To cover up the tired day In such a cozy sort of way.