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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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Poems, Volume 1

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American poetry - 1861
...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...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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Lays of the pious minstrel, selections by J.B.H.

Lays, John Bawtree Harvey - 1862 - 348 pages
...children, Lord, to thee. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. Iratq 83. f nngfillnm. 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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Essays, Critical, Biographical, and Miscellaneous

Stephen Frederick Williams - Criticism - 1862 - 312 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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A compendium of American literature, arranged by C.D. Cleveland. Stereotyped ed

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1862
...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 ; Ere the evening lamps are...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,...
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The Rose, the shamrock and the thistle, a magazine. Vol.1, June ..., Volume 6

1864
...fade out of my memory, and new forms are coming about me. It is often so with me in the twilight, " Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And like phantoms...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 BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES.

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW - 1863
...and be strong. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices of the Night Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms...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 Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 58

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 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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The Hymns of Progress: Being a Compilation, Original and Select, of Hymns ...

Levi K. Coonley - Hymns, English - 1864 - 224 pages
...numbered, And the voices of the night Wake the better soul that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight ; 2 Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And like phantoms,...from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall ; 3 Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved ones, the true-hearted, Come...
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The Complete Poetical Works

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1864
...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...like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire light Dance upon the parlour wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The...
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Golden Leaves from the American Poets

American poetry - 1864 - 398 pages
...pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. XT 7"HEN the hours of day are numbered, Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms...tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlour wall; Then the forms of the departed Eater at the open door — The beloved ones, the true-hearted,...
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