When the bright lamp is carried in, The sunless hours again begin; O'er all without, in field and lane, The haunted night returns again. Now we behold the embers flee About the firelit hearth; and see Our pictures painted as we pass, Like pictures, on the window-glass. Must we to bed indeed? Well, then, Let us arise and go like men, And face with an undaunted tread The long black passage up to bed. Farewell, O brother, sister, sire! O pleasant party round the fire! The songs you sing, the tales you tell, Till far to-morrow, fare ye well!
- by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), "Good night", appears in A Child's Garden of Verses, in Northwest Passage, no. 1 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Joseph Eidson , "Good night", 2010 [ mezzo-soprano and piano], from Songs of Enchantment and Wonder, no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
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