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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The pleasant books, that silently among Our household treasures take familiar places, And are to us as if a living tongue Spake from the printed leaves or pictured faces! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The star of the unconquered will, He rises in my breast, Serene, and resolute, and still, And calm, and self-possessed. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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O ye dead Poets, who are living still Immortal in your verse, though life be fled, And ye, O living Poets, who are dead Though ye are living, if neglect can kill, Tell me if in the darkest hours of ill, With drops of anguish falling fast and red From the sharp crown of thorns upon your head, Ye were not glad your errand to fulfill? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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A Lady with a Lamp shall stand In the great history of the land, A noble type of good, Heroic womanhood. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The course of my long life hath reached at last in fragile bark over a tempestuous sea the common harbor, where must rendered be account for all the actions of the past. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Thinking the deed, and not the creed, Would help us in our utmost need. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The smoking flax before it burst to flame Was quenched by death, and broken the bruised reed. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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'Tis always morning somewhere, and aboveThe awakening continents, from shore to shore,Somewhere the birds are singing evermore. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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O beautiful, awful summer day, what hast thou given, what taken away? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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But oftentimes celestial benedictions Assume this dark disguise. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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What seems to us but dim funeral tapers may be heaven's distant lamps. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The atmosphere breathes rest and comfort, and the many chambers seem full of welcomes. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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How wonderful is the human voice! It is indeed the organ of the soul. The intellect of man is enthroned visibly on his forehead and in his eye, and the heart of man is written on his countenance, but the soul, the soul reveals itself in the voice only. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Your silent tents of green We deck with fragrant flowers; Yours has the suffering been, The memory shall be ours. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings - as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Gone are the birds that were our summer guests. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings -as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Alas! to-day I would give everything To see a friend's face, or hear a voice That had the slightest tone of comfort in it. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Oh, there is something in that voice that reaches The innermost recesses of my spirit! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The nimble lie Is like the second-hand upon a clock; We see it fly; while the hour-hand of truth Seems to stand still, and yet it moves unseen, And wins, at last, for the clock will not strike Till it has reached the goal. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Merrily, merrily whirled the wheels of the dizzying dances Under the orchard-trees and down the path to the meadows; Old fold and young together, and children mingled among them. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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So much to pardon, so much to pity, so much to admire! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds the sun is shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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How far the gulf-stream of our youth may flow Into the arctic regions of our lives, Where little else than life itself survives. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Chill airs and wintry winds! my ear Has grown familiar with your song; I hear it in the opening year, I listen, and it cheers me long. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Then fell upon the house a sudden gloom, A shadow on those features fair and thin; And softly, from the hushed and darkened room, Two angels issued, where but one went in. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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These grains of gold are not grains of wheat! These bars of silver thou canst not eat; These jewels and pearls and precious stones Cannot cure the aches in thy bones, Nor keep the feet of death one hour From climbing the stairways of thy tower. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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A millstone and the human heart are driven ever round, If they have nothing else to grind, they must themselves be ground. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Nothing is too late till the tired heart shad cease to palpitate. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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What seem to us but dim funereal tapers may be heaven's distant lamps. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Let nothing disturb thee, Nothing affright thee; All things are passing; God never changeth; Patient endurance Attaineth to all things; Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting; Alone God sufficeth. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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There is no confessor like unto Death! Thou canst not see him, but he is near: Thou needest not whisper above thy breath, And he will hear; He will answer the questions, The vague surmises and suggestions, That fill thy soul with doubt and fear. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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How beautiful it was, falling so silently, all day long, all night long, on the mountains, on the meadows, on the roofs of the living, on the graves of the dead! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The rising moon has hid the stars, Her level rays, like golden bars Lie on the landscape green, With shadows brown between, And silver white the river gleams, As if Diana, in her dreams, Had dropt her silver bow Upon the meadows low. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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What is time? The shadow on the dial, the striking of the clock, the running of the sand - day and night, summer and winter, months, years, centuries - these are but arbitrary and outward signs, the measure of time, not time itself. Time is the life of the soul. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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One if by land and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and sound the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Standing, with reluctant feet, Where the brook and river meet, Womanhood and childhood fleet! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Every great poem is in itself limited by necessity, - but in its suggestions unlimited and infinite. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and short-comings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self-assertion of youth. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The first pressure of sorrow crushes out from our hearts the best wine; afterwards the constant weight of it brings forth bitterness, - the taste and stain from the lees of the vat. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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His form was ponderous, and his step was slow; There never was so wise a man before; He seemed the incarnate Well, I told you so! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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And suddenly through the drifting brume The blare of the horns began to ring. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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I see, but cannot reach, the height That lies forever in the light. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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For bells are the voice of the church; They have tones that touch and search The hearts of young and old. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Ambition's cradle oftenest is its grave Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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To charm, to strengthen, and to teach: these are the three great chords of might. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The light upon her face Shines from the windows of another world. Saints only have such faces. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Then read from the treasured volume the poem of thy choice, and lend to the rhyme of the poet the beauty of thy voice. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Do not delay, Do not delay: the golden moments fly! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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What discord should we bring into the universe if our prayers were all answered! Then we should govern the world, and not God. And do you think we should govern it better? Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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When we walk towards the sun of Truth, all shadows are cast behind us. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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A stiff letter galls one like a stiff shirt collar - whilst a sheet garnished here and there with a careless blot - and here and there a dash - but in the main full of excellent matter, is like a clever fellow in a dirty shirt whom we value for the good humour he brings with him and not for the garb he wears. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Think of your woods and orchards without birds! Of empty nests that cling to boughs and beams As in an idiot's brain remembered words Hang empty 'mid the cobwebs of his dreams! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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They who live in history only seemed to walk the earth again. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The trees are white with dust, that o'er their sleep Wave their broad curtains in the south-wind's breath, While underneath such leafy tents they keep The long, mysterious Exodus of Death. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the Children's Hour. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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We see but dimly through the mists and vapors; Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funereal tapers May be heaven's distant lamps. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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There is no light in earth or heaven but the cold light of stars; and the first watch of night is given to the red planet Mars. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Ah, the souls of those that die Are but sunbeams lifted higher. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Nothing useless is, or low; Each thing in its place is best; And what seems but idle show Strengthens and supports the rest. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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