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" Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite attractions and desires ; The struggle of the instinct that enjoys, And the more noble instinct that aspires. "
The courtship of Miles Standish, and other poems - Page 137
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1858
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The Ladies' Companion

Women's periodicals, English - 1858
...everywhere Wafts through these earthly mists and vapours dense, A vital breath of more ethereal air. " Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite...undiscovered planet in our sky. "And as the moon from aome dark gate of cloud Throws o'er the sea a floating bridge of light, Across whose trembling planks...
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The native poets of Maine

S. Herbert Lancey - American literature - 1854 - 312 pages
...everywhere Wafts through these earthly mists and vapors dense, A vital breath of more ethereal air. Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite...that enjoys And the more noble instinct that aspires. The perturbations, the perpetual jar Of earthly wants and aspirations high, Come from the influence...
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The Native Poets of Maine

S. Herbert Lancey - American literature - 1854 - 312 pages
...everywhere Wafts through these earthly mists and vapors dense, A vital breath of more ethereal air. Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite...that enjoys And the more noble instinct that aspires. The perturbations, the perpetual jar Of earthly wants and aspirations high, Come from the influence...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 43

1896
...not an echo; man, and his life, and all the things of his life, are well considered. Whitman. 9. Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite...desires ; The struggle of the instinct that enjoys, With the more noble instinct that aspires. Longfellow. 10. For as Thy hand the weather steers,...
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The Gift Book of Gems

American poetry - 1856 - 312 pages
...everywhere Wafts through these earthly mists and vapors dense, A vital breath of more ethereal air. Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite...that enjoys And the more noble instinct that aspires. The perturbations, the perpetual jar Of earthly wants and aspirations high, Come from the influence...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 6; Volume 27

1858
...everywhere Wafts through these earthly mi>ts and vapors dense A vital breath of more ethereal air. Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite...attractions and desires; The struggle of the instinct thnt enjoys. And the more noble instinct that aspires. These perturbations, this perpetual jar Of earthly...
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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. New complete ed., with ...

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1859
...everywhere Wafts through these earthly mists and vapours dense A vital breath of more ethereal air. Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite...an unseen star, An undiscovered planet in our sky. So from the world of spirits there descends A bridge of light, connecting it with this, O'er whose...
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British Spiritual Telegraph, Volumes 3-4

Body, Mind & Spirit - 1859
...everywhere Wafts through these earthly mists and vapours dense, A vital breath of more ethereal air. Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite...instinct that enjoys, And the more noble instinct that inspires. These perturbations, the perpetual jar Of earthly wants and aspiration's high Come from the...
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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Volume 2

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Literary Criticism - 1860 - 363 pages
...A vital hreath of more ethereal air. Our little lives are kept in equipoise By opposite attraetions and desires ! The struggle of the instinct that enjoys,...earthly wants and aspirations high, Come from the influenee of an unseen star, An undiseovered planet in our sky. And as the moon from some dark gate...
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Physiology of education: mental, moral, and social facts

William Moore Wooler - 1860
...I could distinguish a benefit from an injury, I never found a man that knew how to love himself." " Our little lives are kept in equipoise, By opposite...enjoys, And the more noble instinct that aspires." HERE is a ban bouche by the best sketcher of sea scenery that ever held a pen : " I say, Tom,"...
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