I think we shall drink October's chilling tear
ere Aurora with her rosy fingers opens the
golden gates of the east.
Unidentified. But "rosy-fingered dawn" is an epithet common in Homer; and "chilling tear" (as metaphor for rain) and "golden gates" (as metaphor for the eastern sky at dawn) were likely, by Louisa's time, much used poetic phrases. Louisa's poetic exuberance here is an example of the periphrastic diction popular in 18th century poetry, a roundabout and colourful way of conveying the idea that it should rain before morning.