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" Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit me once more... "
The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution ; Or, Illustrations, by Pen and ... - Page 555
by Benson John Lossing - 1851
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1842 - 468 pages
...song, " Where hast thou stay'd so long !" 298 299 FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. the hours of day are numberM, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul that...evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and toll, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlour-wall ; Then the forms of the departed...
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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 476 pages
...song, " Where hast thou stay'd so long '" 299 FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. WHEK the hours of day are number'd, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul that...Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlour-wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved ones, the true-hearted,...
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Readings in American Poetry

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 264 pages
...violets in the April time. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. BY HW LONGFELLOW. WHEN the hours of Day are number'd, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul that...tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlour wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved ones, the true-hearted,...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1843 - 142 pages
...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...Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlour wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved, the true-hearted,...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 13

United States - 1843
...charms to American poetry and romance. What can be more beautiful than those lines of Longfellow ? " Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And like phantoms,...tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon my parlor wall ; " Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, The beloved ones, the true-hearted,...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 13

United States - 1843
...charms to American poetry and romance. What can be more beautiful than those lines of Longfellow 1 " Ere the evening; lamps are lighted, And like phantoms,...tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon my parlor wall ; " Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, The beloved ones, the true-hearted,...
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Gems from the American Poets: With Brief Biographical Notices

American poetry - 1844 - 120 pages
...song, " Where hast thou stay'd so long ?" FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. WHEN the hours of day are number'd, And the voices of the night Wake the better soul that...Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlour wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved ones, the true-hearted,...
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The Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 1

1844
...Angels. " When the hoars of day are numbeAnd the voices of the night Wake the better soul that slumber', To a holy, calm delight ; Ere the evening lamps are...from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, The belov'd ones, the true-hearted Come to visit...
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The Mourner's Chaplet: An Offering of Sympathy for Bereaved Friends ...

John Keese - Sympathy - 1844 - 120 pages
...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...the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, The beloved ones— the true-hearted, Come to...
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The Mourner Comforted: Containing the Cypress Wreath

1844 - 256 pages
...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...grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Cance upon the parlor wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, The beloved ones...
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