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" The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight ; But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. "
The complete poetical works [&c.]. - Page 144
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1864
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The Tract magazine; or, Christian miscellany. [Continued as] The Tract ...

Tract magazine - History - 1824
...more and more, The cloudy summits of our time. The distant mountains that uprear Their solid bastions to the skies, Are crossed by pathways that appear,...their companions slept Were toiling upward in the night."1 And we do not need philosophy to tell us that this life is very short. Christianity assures...
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The Bible class magazine [ed. by C.H. Bateman].

National Sunday school union
...crossed by pathways that appear As we to higher levels rise. The heights by great men reached, and kr.pt, Were not attained by sudden flight ; But they, while...eyes, We may discern unseen before A path to brighter destinies. Nor deem the irrevocable past As wholly wasted, wholly vain, If, standing on its...
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Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men's Christian Association ..., Volume 8

Young Men's Christian Association (London, England) - Christianity - 1853
...nearer seen, and better known, Are but gigantic flights of stairs. The distant mountains, that nprear Their frowning foreheads to the skies, Are crossed...path to higher destinies. Nor deem the irrevocable Fast As wholly wasted wholly vain If, rising on its wrecks, at last To something nobler we...
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The poetical works of H.W. Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1855
...right of eminent domain ! We have not wings we cannot soar But we have feet to scale and climb The mighty pyramids of stone That wedge-like cleave...while their companions slept, Were toiling upward hi the night. Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may discern,...
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The child and the man: or, The children, the Sabbath school, and the world

Charles Greenwood - Family & Relationships - 1855 - 423 pages
...entered his room at that dead hour, and he pursued his object until he accomplished his purpose. " The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." All that God, Providence, and men can do for an individual will be ineffectual -without himself, his...
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Hand-book of American literature, historical, biographical, and critical [by ...

Joseph Gostwick - 1856
...nearer seen, and better known, Are but gigantic flights of stairs. The distant mountains that nprear Their frowning foreheads to the skies, Are crossed...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.' One more example of homely doctrine in a pleasing poetical dress must be quoted, for it is a general...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis - Periodicals - 1858
...known, Are but gigantic Sights of stairs. ' The distant mountains, that uprear Their solid bastions to the skies, Are crossed by path-ways, that appear...the night. ' Standing on what too long we bore With shou Iders bent and downcast eyes, We may discern unseen before A path to higher destinies....
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis - Periodicals - 1858
...known, Are but gigantic flights of stairs. ' The distant mountains, that uprear Their solid bastions to the skies, Are crossed by path-ways, that appear...great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden Sight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Standing on what too...
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The Unitarian pulpit: discourses on the Christian spirit and life. By ...

Unitarian pulpit - 1858
...wedge-like cleave the desert airs, When nearer seen and better known, Are but gigantic flights of stairs. " The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." t * Sermons by John Henry Newman, p. 65. Rivington. t John viii. 29. t Miles Standish and other Poems,...
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The Irish metropolitan magazine

Literary Criticism - 1858
...an example of heroic, victorious conquest of self, and adverse circumstances, and the moral : " The heights, by great men reached and kept, Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." SKETCHES OF CELEBRATED FEMALE SINGERS.* THE irresistible charm and fascination exercised by a melodious...
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