It must surely have been a light in the hut of a forester, for it shone too steadily to be the glimmer of an ignis fatuus.
An ignis fatuus, perhaps; a Jack-o'-lanthorn begotten of putrescence.
A light which illuminates centuries must be more than an ignis fatuus.
It is only the meteoric light of the ignis fatuus, soon extinguished.
This misconception of their character would have led him wrong as often as the ignis fatuus.
The illusion was gone,—the ignis fatuus of adventure, the dream of wealth.
He continued, to use his own words, "to grope in the dark, misled by many an ignis fatuus."
It is yet the lure, the ignis fatuus of almost every breathing heart.
Fortune came to them, instead of their being compelled to undertake an ignis fatuus chase after her.
Like the ignis fatuus, it recedes as we seem to approach it.