The sky is very black; the rain pours down. Well, never mind it;
we will sit by the fire, and read, and tell stories, and look at pictures.
Where is Billy, and Harry, and little Betsey? Now tell me who can
spell best. Good boy! There is a clever fellow Now you shall
all have some cake.
Barbauld, Mrs. [Anna]. Untitled. [“The sky is very black”], The Green Sheaf vol. 9, 1904, p. 6. Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2021. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2021. https://1890s.ca/GSV9-barbauld-the-sky/