Old man see day; heart said come night

We ordered all the words in The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by their frequency of occurrence (the content word vector). The first eight words are:

0.207 old
0.174 man
0.171 see
0.168 day
0.165 heart
0.164 said
0.160 come
0.157 night

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