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My silken cloak is quite enough,
You know it's lined throughout; Besides I have my silken scarf
To tie my neck about."
Her bonnet and her gloves put on,
She stepped into the sleigh, Rode swiftly down the mountain side
And o'er the hills away.
There was music in the sound of the bells,
As o'er the hills they go; Such a creaking noise the runners make
As they cleave the frozen snow.
With muffled face and silent lips
Five miles at length were passed When Charles with few and shivering words
The silence broke at last.
"Such a dreadful night I never knew,
My reins I scarce can hold. Fair Charlotte shivering faintly said
"I am exceeding cold."
He cracked his whip, he urged his steed
Much faster than before. And thus five other dreary miles
In silence they passed o'er.