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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 Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 58

1863
...require no special notice. One of the most powerful predisposing causes is solitude in the evening : " Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And like phantoms...Shadows from the fitful firelight, Dance upon the parlor-wall ; " Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved, the true-hearted,...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1844
...WHBN the hours of day are numbered. And the voices of the night Wake the better fioul, that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight ; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like pliantome grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful tire-light Danco upon the parlour waU ; Then the forme...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - Elocution - 1845 - 320 pages
...When ihe hours of Day are numbered, And the voices of the Night "\Vnke the better soul that slumbered To a holy, calm delight— Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and lull, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor-wall— Then the forms of the departed...
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Voices of the True-hearted

American literature - 1846 - 288 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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Dew-drops of the Nineteenth Century: Gathered and Preserved in Their ...

Seba Smith - Gift books - 1846 - 216 pages
...numbered And the Voices of the Night Wake the better soul that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight : n. Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms...from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall : m. Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved ones, the true-hearted, Come...
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The Churchman's companion, Volumes 1-2

1847
...to Lazarus. (Luke xvi.)— BISHOP HOOPER. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. When the hours of day are number'd, And the voices of the night Wake the better soul,...like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful twilight Dance upon the parlour wall : Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved,...
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volume 1

Quotations, English - 1847 - 506 pages
...silence now Is brooding, like a gentle spirit, o'er The still and pulseless world. GD PRENTICE. 31. Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fireside Dance upon the parlour wall. HW LONGFELLOW. 32. Night's starry host gather'd in brightness...
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The Hemans Reader for Female Schools: Containing Extracts in Prose and Poetry

Timothy Stone Pinneo - Readers (Secondary) - 1847 - 480 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...from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit...
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The Lady's Token, Or Gift of Friendship

Cotesworth Pinckney - Friendship - 1848 - 128 pages
...WHEN the hours of day are numbered, And the voice of the night Wakes the better soul that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight ; Ere the evening lamps are...from 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...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 6

Methodist Episcopal Church - 1848
...the night Wake tiie hetter soul that slumtiered, To a holy, calm delight— Ere the evening lamps arc lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows,...the fitful fire-light, Dance upon the parlor wall — Then the forme of the departed Enter at the open door; The ileloved ones, the true hearted, Come...
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