What is on the quiet?

Famous quotes containing the word quiet:

    It whispered to the fields of corn,
    “Bow down, and hail the coming morn.”

    It shouted through the belfry tower,
    “Awake, O bell! proclaim the hour.”

    It crossed the churchyard with a sigh,
    And said, “Not yet! in quiet lie.”
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882)