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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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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 17

Literature - 1851
...of the first ís the universally popular poem of " The Footsteps of Angels." The scene begins with "And like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall." This is indicated in the back ground. The middle ground represents " The. forms of the departed." In...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 14

1849
...Or read it at the gathering of these still summer twilights, / " When the hours of day are number'd, And the voices of the night Wake the better soul that slumber'd To a holy, calm delight." Then, wheel your arm chair up to the open window ; the window that looks upon flowers, and arching...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 20

1850
...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 Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 20

1850
...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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Hymns and Poems for the Sick and Suffering

Hymns, Thomas Vincent Fosbery - Hymns, English - 1850 - 400 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...tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight 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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Poems, Volume 1

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1850
...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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Church Sunday school magazine, Volumes 5-6

1850
...WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices of the Night Wake the better sonl, 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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Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1850 - 413 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 Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution: Or, Illustrations, by ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1851
...inspiration of a child of song. WASHINGTON'S HKAD-QUAKTICRS. : When the hours of Day are number' tl. And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul that...the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms crim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall," — LONGFELLOW, 656...
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The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1851 - 399 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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