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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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English Poetry: In Three Volumes; With Introduction and Notes, Volume 42

American poetry - 1910 - 1508 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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English Poetry: With Introductions, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 42

English poetry - 1910
...WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul, that slumbered, 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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Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D.

Thomas Smyth - Presbyterian Church - 1912
...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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Bulletin of the Lloyd Library of Botany, Pharmacy and Materia ..., Issue 19

1912
...conscious of passing events. In Longfellow's Voices of the Night the "illusion" is happily displayed : " Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And like phantoms...the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall." The evening glow is steady and not fitful like a twilight, yet the blaze is a kind of phantom to be...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1914 - 689 pages
...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 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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Standard Classic Reader: Book- for the -grade, Book 4

Readers - 1914
...numbered, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul, that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight; 5 Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms...from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed 10 Enter at the open door; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit...
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Oh, Mary, be Careful!

George Weston - American fiction - 1917 - 177 pages
...hope he isn't looking!" But, not having the courage to glance over the top of her book, she continued: Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms...from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall — — Unable to bear the suspense any longer, she nervously lowered the book. Mr. Morgan's eyes were...
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CENTURY READINGS FOR A COURSE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

FRED LEWIS PATTEE - 1919
...Wake the better soul, that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, 5 nd I 'd feed the hungry and clothe ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; 10 The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to...
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Journeys Through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading ..., Volume 4

Charles Herbert Sylvester - Children's literature - 1922
...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, He, the young...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American poetry - 1922 - 655 pages
...ANGELS WHEN the hours of Day are nun* bered, And the voices of the Night Wake the better soul, that slum Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms...from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall; Then the forms of the departed Knter at the open door; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit...
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