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" 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 lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor... "
The Humbler Poets: A Collection of Newspapers and Periodical Verse, 1870 to 1885 - Page 198
1885 - 459 pages
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Dew-drops of the Nineteenth Century: Gathered and Preserved in Their ...

Seba Smith - 1846 - 203 pages
...honor — a man like that — with such a wife to encourage him ! A PSALM OF LIFE. BY HW LONGFELLOW. I. WHEN the hours of day are numbered And the Voices...better soul that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight : n. Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire-light...
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The People's journal (with which is incorporated Howitt's ..., Volumes 3-4

People's and Howitt's journal
...gentle music, as from the better land, when there (ill on our ears the Footsteps of Angels — ^ i:' :i the hours of Day are numbered, and the voices of the Night Wke the bolter roul, that slumbered, to a holy, calm delight ; Waco the forms of the departed enter...
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The Churchman's companion, Volume 9

1851
...bright, happy " country home," — who rejoice to trace "" the footsteps of angels," — who feel that " When the hours of day are numbered, And the voices...better soul that slumbered To a holy calm delight ; ***** " Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, — The beloved, the true-hearted,...
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The Churchman's companion, Volumes 1-2

1847
...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 : Ere the evening lamps are...like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful twilight Dance upon the parlour wall : Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved,...
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volume 1

1847 - 506 pages
...silence now Is brooding, like a gentle spirit, o'er The still and pulseless world. GD PRENTICE. 31. Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fireside Dance upon the parlour wall. HW LONGFELLOW. 32. Night's starry host gather'd in brightness...
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The Hemans Reader for Female Schools: Containing Extracts in Prose and Poetry

Timothy Stone Pinneo - 1847 - 480 pages
...knelt on that sad spot, And weeping, blessed the God who gave Strength to forsake it not ! MRS. HEHAHS. WHEN the hours of day are numbered, And the voices...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, Come...
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The Lady's Token, Or Gift of Friendship

Cotesworth Pinckney - 1848 - 128 pages
...hither — FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. WHEN the hours of day are numbered, And the voice of the night Wakes the better soul that slumbered, To a holy, calm delight...Shadows from the fitful fire-light Dance upon the parlor wall ; Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, The beloved ones — the true-hearted,...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 6

1848
...the night Wake tiie hetter soul that slumtiered, To a holy, calm delight— Ere the evening lamps arc lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows,...from the fitful fire-light, Dance upon the parlor wall — Then the forme of the departed Enter at the open door; The ileloved ones, the true hearted,...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 17

1851
...of the first s 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."...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 20

1850
...have not for many a long day read anything more affecting than — ••Tin: FOOTSTEPS OF AUGELS. " When the hours of day are numbered, And the voices...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, Come...
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