Beat! Beat! Drums!
Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation,
Into the school where the scholar is studying, (3-4)
Over the traffic of cities—over the rumble of wheels in the streets; (9)
No bargainers' bargains by day—no brokers or speculators—would they continue?
Would the talkers be talking? would the singer attempt to sing?
Would the lawyer rise in the court to state his case before the judge? (11-13)