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The Punctuation of Compound Main Clauses 
Based on Introductory Lessons in English Grammar For Use in Intermediate Grades 
By Wm. H. Maxwell, M.A.(L3.1.1 # 5)
Analysis Key

1. The violets wept {in the shade}, | but the sun came and kissed their tears (DO) away. |

2.  The shadows grew long (PA), | and the blue skies were gray (PA), |

     And the bees and the butterflies all flew away, |

           And the dew {on the grasses} was falling. |

3. Beautiful thoughts make a beautiful soul (DO), | and a beautiful soul makes

beautiful face (DO). |

4.  Now fades the glimmering landscape {on the sight}, |

     And all the air a solemn stillness (DO) holds. [#1] |

1. Alternatively, the sentence could mean a solemn stillness holds all the air.