Oooh, a tiny one! “Day light” and “day’s light” were the most common way to spell this concept; Shakespeare was a very early hyphenator (remember what Michael Drout said about a hyphen stage on the way to compound worddity). Google’s n-gram viewer give us this:
• 3.017 The daylight is dying!
• 9.066 in the daylight,
One thought on “Daylight”
[…] O! Will you be staying,Or will you be flying?Your ponies are straying!The daylight is dying!To fly would be folly,To stay would be jollyAnd listen and harkTill the end of the darkto […]