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" Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of... "
Foliorum silvula, selections for translation into Latin and Greek verse, by ... - Page 385
edited by - 1864
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 43

1844
...LIFE AND ITS DUTIES. BY PROFESSOR LONGFELLOW. LIFE is real ! Life is earnest ! i And the grave is not its goal ; "Dust thou art, to dust returnest," Was...and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. Art is long, and time is fleeting, And our hearts,...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1839 - 144 pages
...PSALM OF LIFE. WHAT THE HURT OT THE YOUJTO Mil! >11D TO THE PIALWI9T. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead...and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. < Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our...
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The North American Review, Volume 50

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1840
...it to find poetry to compare with this of the " Psalm of Life." "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead...and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. " Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our...
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The North American Review, Volume 50

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1840
...it to find poetry to compare with this of the " Psalm of Life." "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead...and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. " Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 28

1840
...OF LIFE. " What the heart of the young man said to the Psalmist. " Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead...and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. " Art is long, and time is fleeting, And our...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1840 - 144 pages
...slumbers, And things are not what they seem. L;fe is real ! Life is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not...and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts,...
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Hymns and Anthems

William Johnson Fox - 1841
...through every clime The harvests of all time, On, on, for ever ! TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead...its goal ; " Dust thou art, to dust returnest," Was not spoken of the soul. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime ; And, departing,...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1842 - 468 pages
...PSALM OF LIFE. WHAT THE HEART Or THE TOONO HAN SAID TO TH* PSALMIST. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead...and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts,...
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The Monthly Review

1842
...first is, "What the Heart of the Young Man said to the Psalmist." Tell me not in mournful numbers, j Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that...is not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Wat not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act,...
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The Southern literary messenger

1842
...heart of the young man said to the Psalmist !" " Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an idle dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers ; And things...not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not written of the soul. Art is long, and time is fleeting. And our hearts, though stout and brave,...
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