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" Swinging from its great arms, the trumpet-flower and the grapevine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stairs the angels ascending, descending, Were the swift humming-birds, that flitted from blossom to blossom. "
Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie - Page 72
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1848 - 163 pages
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Poems on Slavery, Early Poems, additional Poems, and Ballads

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1848
...the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stiiirs the angels ascending, descending, Were the swift humming-birds,...blossom to blossom. Such was the vision Evangeline eaw as she slumbered beneath it. [From Ihs AlhencEum. Filled was her heart with love, and the dawn...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 7

1848
...from Scripture : — " The trumpet flower and the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stairs the angels ascending, descending, Were swift humming birds that flitted from blossom to blossom." Have the old painters, did Kembrandt, 164...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 7

1848
...from Scripture : — " The trumpet flower and the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stairs the angels ascending, descending, Were swift humming birds that flitted from blossom to blossom." Have the old painters, did Rembrandt, 164...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review, Volume 4

Orestes Augustus Brownson - Christianity - 1850
...be said of this ? — " The trumpet-flower and the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft, like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stairs the...humming-birds, that flitted from blossom to blossom." It is a vision, but a dream too much like the forget-me-nots of the angels not to be indorsed by the...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 99

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1853
...the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous steps the angels ascending, descending, Were the swift humming-birds, that flitted from blossom to blossom. Hot and red on his lips still burned the flush of the fever, As if life, like the Hebrew, with blood...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

1853
...the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous steps the angels ascending, descending, Were the swift humming-birds, that flitted from blossom to blossom. Hot and red on his lips still burned the flush of the fever, As if life, like the Hebrew, with blood...
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Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1854 - 163 pages
...from its great arms, the trumpet-flower t and the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stairs the...heart with love, and the dawn of an opening heaven 7795B Lighted her soul in sleep with the glory of regions celestial. Nearer and ever nearer, among...
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American Classical Authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 553 pages
...Swinging from its great arms, the trumpetflower and the grape vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft, like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stairs the angels ascending, descending, Were the swift humming birds, that flitted from blossom to blossom. Such was the vision Evangeline saw ńs she slumbered...
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The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1855 - 432 pages
...Swinging from its great arms, the trumpet-flower and the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stairs the...Lighted her soul in sleep with the glory of regions Nearer and ever nearer, among the numberless islands, Darted a light, swift boat, that sped away o'er...
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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. With prefatory notice

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1855
...Swinging from its great arms, the trumpet flower and the grape-vine Hung their ladder of ropes aloft, like the ladder of Jacob, On whose pendulous stairs the angels ascending, descending, Were the swift humming birds, that flitted from blossom to blossom." About a dozen such examples might be culled from...
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