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Page 287 - pleasant ! Let the dead Fast bury its dead : Act—act in the living Present, Heart within and God o'erhead. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footsteps on the sands of time ; Footprints that perhaps another, Sailing
Page 287 - Longfellow. 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
Page 479 - His wonted sleep under a fresh tree's shade, All which secure and sweetly he enjoys, Is far beyond a prince's délicates, His viands sparkling in a golden cup, His body couched in a curious bed, When care, mistrust, and treason wait on him.
Page 123 - Him, haply slumbering on the Norway foam, The pilot of some small night foundered skiff, Deeming some island, oft, as seamen tell, With fixed anchor, in his scaly rind, Moors by his side under the lee, while
Page 477 - Upon his face there is no note How dread an army hath enrounded him, Nor doth he dedicate one jot of colour Unto the weary and all-watch'd night, But freshly looks, and overbears attaint With cheerful semblance and sweet
Page 343 - ideas of so young a mind :— M. Yet I had rather, if I were to choose, Thy service in some graver subject use, Such where the deep transported mind may soar, Above the wheeling poles, and at Heaven's door Look in, and
Page 479 - in the presence of God, in comparison with whom we are but like poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my woodside, to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than undertaken such a government
Page 478 - of the Doon Hill ; there we uplift it, to the tune of Bangor, or some still higher score, and roll it strong and great against the sky : " O give ye praise unto the Lord, All nations that be ; Likewise ye people all, accord His name to magnify