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Home at Last Presents a Picture Dark and Dreary Like a Tomb

Posted by Liam Hughes on December 30, 2006

For as long as I remember my Father always would receite this phrase everytime we would arrive home after being gone on a trip or for any extended period of time. "Home at Last Presents a Picture Dark and Dreary Like a Tomb" My Dad always told us that there was more to this phrase, poem/play etc. He said it could have been from a Shakespear play or an Edger Allen Poe poem or a Dickens book. (He was not sure where it came from and he was not sure if he was quoting it exactly. I would appreciate any help finding out where this phrase could have come from. My family have all tried to find out the origin of this phrase with out any luck. Again, my Father could have quoted it wrong also.

Thank you for any help.....