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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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A book of English poetry; ed. by T. Shorter

Thomas Shorter - 1861
...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...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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Adventures and Achievements of Americans: A Series of Narratives ...

Henry Howe - 1861 - 732 pages
...the hours of day arc 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 ones, the true -hearted,...
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Poems, Volume 1

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1861
...thou shalt know ere long, Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices...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...
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Introduction to the art of reading

J C. Graham - 1861
...opposite error of giving too theatrical a sound to the final consonant. EXERCISE 5. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. When the hours of day are numbered, And the voices...Wake the better soul that slumbered To a holy calm Ere the evening lamps are lighted, And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight,...
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Essays, Critical, Biographical, and Miscellaneous

Stephen Frederick Williams - 1862 - 312 pages
...repining ; it is truthful and comforting. We find the same old thoughts in the Footsteps of Angels. " When the hours of day are numbered, And the voices...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 Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 15

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...thrice-prayed for, the fair, The best-beloved Night ! — Voices of the Night. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. 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 Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 15

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...thrice-prayed for, the fair, The best-beloved Night ! — Voiees of the Night. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. When the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices...phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door ; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit...
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Four American Poets: William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John ...

Sherwin Cody - 1899 - 254 pages
...who died when they were both quite young. Here is a part of the poem. The last stanzas refer to her. 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 to...
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First Steps with American and British Authors

Albert Franklin Blaisdell - 1899 - 422 pages
...The alarm, — the struggle, — the relief, — Then sleep we side by side. 60 FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices...calm delight ; Ere the evening lamps are lighted, 5 And, like phantoms grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful fire light Dance upon the parlor wall ;...
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Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1901 - 443 pages
...thou shalt know ere long, Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong. FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS. WHEN the hours of Day are numbered, And the voices...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...
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