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" WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul, that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor... "
Parsing Book: Containing a Brief Course of Syntax, Together with Selections ... - Page 49
by Allen Hayden Weld - 1860 - 128 pages
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Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading ..., Volume 4

Charles Herbert Sylvester - Children's literature - 1922
...the Tales of a Wayside Inn. HER GENTLE HAND IN MINE FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS By HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices...holy, calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall; Then...
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Sidelights on American Literature

Fred Lewis Pattee - American literature - 1922 - 342 pages
...us nearer to the poet : When the hours of day are numbered, And the soul-like voice of night Wakes the better soul that slumbered To a holy calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And like specters grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall, The...
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Sidelights on American Literature

Fred Lewis Pattee - American literature - 1922 - 342 pages
...brings us nearer to the poet: When the hours of day are numbered, And the soul-like voice of night Wakes the better soul that slumbered To a holy calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And like specters grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall, Then...
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Century Readings for a Course in American Literature

Fred Lewis Pattee - American literature - 1922 - 1012 pages
...thrice-prayed for, the most fair, The best-beloved Night! (1839) Voices of the Night, 1839. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS When the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices...holy, calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, S And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall ;...
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Essays and Reviews

Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - Literary Collections - 1984 - 1544 pages
...on the part of Mr. LONGFELLOW from himself (Mr. Poe.) Here is one, however, which he has overlooked: lan Poe parlor wall.'''' In a poem called "The Sleeper," by EA POE, and which we first saw a great many years...
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Dreams: What They Are, What They Mean

J. W. Wickwar - 1996 - 169 pages
...thought. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow understood it when, in his "Footsteps of the Angds," he wrote — "When the hours of day are numbered, And the voices...better soul, that slumbered, To' a holy, calm delight ; Then the forms of the departed Knter at the open door; The beloved, and the true hearted, Come to...
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Complete Poems

Edgar Allan Poe - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 627 pages
...1845, Poe cites what he thinks (less improbably than usual) was a borrowing in "Footsteps of Angels": And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall. 26 Campbell (Poems, p. 212) compared to this The Tempest, I, ii, 407: "The fringed curtains...
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Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Volume One)

Samuel Longfellow - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 480 pages
...experiences. EVENING SHADOWS. When the hours of day are numbered, And the soul-like voice of night Wakes the better soul that slumbered To a holy calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like spectres grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall, —...
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