• For in the night, unseen, a single warrior, In sombre harness mailed, Dreaded of man, and surnamed the Destroyer, The rampart wall has scaled. He passed into the chamber of the sleeper, The dark and silent room, And as he entered, darker grew, and deeper, The silence and the gloom.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (185?). “The Poetical Works of Henry W. Longfellow”, p.471