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" And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And,... "
The Suffolk literary chronicle - Page 22
1838
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The Star

...(may his tribe increase ! ) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,...angel, writing in a book of gold ; Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold : And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ?" The vision...
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The Book of Gems: Wordsworth to Bayly

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1838
...(may his tribe increase !) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,...angel, writing in a book of gold ; Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold : And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ?" The vision...
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Illustrations of the Law of Kindness

George Washington Montgomery - Kindness - 1841 - 216 pages
...(may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlighl in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,...angel writing in a book of gold ; Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to ihe presence in the room he said, ' What writest thou '!' The vision...
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The English Helicon: A Selection of Modern Poetry

Thomas Kibble Hervey - American poetry - 1849 - 384 pages
...(may his tribe increase!) Awoke, one night, from a deep dream of peace ; And saw, within the moonlight in his room, — Making it rich, and like a lily in...angel, writing in a book of gold! Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold : And to the Presence in the room he said, — " What writest thou ? " —...
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The Boston Quarterly Review, Volume 5

American literature - 1842
...(may his tribe increase,) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom,...An angel writing in a book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben-Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ? " the angel...
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The Poetical Works of Leigh Hunt: Containing Many Pieces Now First Collected

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1844 - 288 pages
...(may his tribe increase) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,...angel writing in a book of gold :— Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thoul"—The vision...
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Knowles's Elocutionist: A First-class Rhetorical Reader and Recitation Book ...

James Sheridan Knowles - Elocution - 1844 - 322 pages
...(may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight of his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom,...An angel writing in a book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And, to the presence in the room, he said, "What writest thou?" The vision...
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The Common School Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces ...

William Bentley Fowle - Recitations - 1844 - 288 pages
...(may his tribe increase !) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight of his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,...angel, writing in a book of gold. — Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ?"— The vision...
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The Dial, Volume 4

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, George Ripley - Transcendentalism - 1844
...his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in the room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold ; Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the Presence in the room he said, " What writest thou? " The vision...
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The Northern Light, Volume 4

Albany (N.Y.) - 1844
...lmay his tribe increase) Awoke one night from a diM-p dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room. Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing ina book of gold. Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room, he said,...
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