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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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Sidelights on American Literature

Fred Lewis Pattee - American literature - 1922 - 342 pages
...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 specters grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall, The Shadow of...
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Sidelights on American Literature

Fred Lewis Pattee - American literature - 1922 - 342 pages
...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 specters grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall, Then the forms...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 9

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 Then, wheel your arm chair up to the open window ; the window that looks upon flowers, and arching...
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Essays and Reviews

Library of America, Edgar Allan Poe, Gary Richard Thompson - Literary Collections - 1984 - 1544 pages
...on the part of Mr. LONGFELLOW from himself (Mr. Poe.) Here is one, however, which he has overlooked: lan Poe In a poem called "The Sleeper," by EA POE, and which we first saw a great many years ago in the "Southern...
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Complete Poems

Edgar Allan Poe - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 627 pages
...1845, Poe cites what he thinks (less improbably than usual) was a borrowing in "Footsteps of Angels": And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall. 26 Campbell (Poems, p. 212) compared to this The Tempest, I, ii, 407: "The fringed curtains of thine...
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Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Volume One)

Samuel Longfellow - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 480 pages
...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...
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