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" 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 wall ; Then the forms of the departed... "
Chambers's Edinburgh Journal - Page 194
1844
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American Literature, Volume 1

Robert Shafer - 1926 - 1410 pages
...Longfellow soon after the death of his first wife, who is referred to in the sixth and succeeding stanzas. Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved, the true-hearted, Come to visit me once more; He, the young and strong, who cherished Noble longings for...
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The Present Age and Inner Life: A Sequel to Spiritual Intercourse

Andrew J. Davis - 1996 - 281 pages
...Upon the new faith of that family. The mother now can say, in the impressive language of Longfellow: "Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The beloved ones, the true-hearted, Come to visit me once more. With a slow and noiseless footstep Comes the messenger...
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What Is Spiritualism, Who Are These Spiritualists, and What Has Spiritualism ...

J. M. Peebles - 1996 - 131 pages
...when at times a most mysterious providence permits them to manifest themselves to mortal eyes. . . . "Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door The beloved ones, the true-hearted Come to visit us once more." HON. BENJAMIN F. WADE, of Ohio, ex-President of...
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The Hidden Way Across the Threshold

J. C. Street - 1996 - 614 pages
...numbered, And the voices of the night Wake the better soul that slumbered To a holy, calm delight. "Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door, The beloved ones, the true-hearted Come to visit me once more." Let the Pilgrim of the Shadow look to his daily...
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Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Volume One)

Samuel Longfellow - 2003 - 480 pages
...lighted, And, like spectres grim and tall, Shadows from the fitful firelight Dance upon the parlor wall, — Then the forms of the departed Enter at the open door; The belov'd ones, the true-hearted Come to sit with me once more. And with them the being beauteous Who...
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