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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 Chief American Poets

Curtis Hidden Page - American literature - 1905 - 713 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; f A slightly different vernion of the first, second, third, sixth, seventh and eighth stanzas, with...
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The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow ...

Curtis Hidden Page - American literature - 1905 - 713 pages
...Day are numbered, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul, that slumbered, To a holy, cahn delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like...from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall; 3 A slightly different version of the first, second, third, sixth, seventh and eighth stanzas, with...
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Studies in American and British Literature

Inez Nellie Canfield McFee - American literature - 1905 - 557 pages
...architects ? With what material do we work ? FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANGELS. 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 parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door: The beloved,...
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A Sketch of the Life of John M. Todd: (sixty-two Years in a Barber Shop) and ...

John M. Todd - Barbers - 1906 - 322 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 Hill Readers: Book [one-five], Book 5

Daniel Harvey Hill - Readers - 1906
...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...phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight 5 Dance upon the parlor wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved,...
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Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of ...

Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the State of New York - 1906
...this, then, be for us in this significant assembly an hour like that of which Longfellow wrote : " Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And like phantoms...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 Stronger: A Play in One Act

August Strindberg - 1906
...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, 'Then the forms...
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An Evening with Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1907 - 111 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; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit me once more; He, the young and strong, who cherished...
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Life in the Wabash Valley: A Story of the Pioneers and Their Descendants ...

George Francis Coburn - Frontier and pioneer life - 1907 - 365 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 form of the departed Enters at the open door — The beloved one, the true hearted, Comes...
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The Courtship of Miles Standish and Minor Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1910
...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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