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" The heights by great men reached and kept \ ˇ Were not attained by sudden flight, '. But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. "
A Man with a Purpose - Page 130
by John Thomas Morris Johnston - 1906 - 168 pages
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The Tract magazine; or, Christian miscellany. [Continued as] The Tract ...

Tract magazine - History - 1824
...solid bastions to the skies, Are crossed by pathways that appear, As we to higher levels rise. The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained...But they while 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...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...solid bastions to the skies, Are crossed by pathways, that appear As we to higher levels rise. The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 121

1874
...aspire — may it not be all vainly — As good as poor Joey to be ! Punch. A PLEA. The heights of great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden...companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night. — Longfellow. ALAS ! for those companions who have slept Upon that weary way, Who far into the night...
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The (Old) Farmer's Almanack, Issues 69-78

Robert Bailey Thomas - Almanacs, American - 1860
...Abernethy, " it is open to that objection." GAIN BY TOIL. LONGFELLOW. ÍTE heights by great men reached ar,d kept Were not attained by sudden flight } But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. FLOWERS. MAItV HUWITT. GOD might h:ive made the earth bring forth Enough for great...
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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 their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may...
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Outre-mer: a pilgrimage beyond the sea. To which are added, the latest poems ...

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1851
...frowning foreheads to the skies, Are crossed by pathways, that appear As we to higher levels rise. The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night, Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may...
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The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: With Bibliographical and ...

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - History - 2009 - 272 pages
...gigantic flights of stairs. The distant mountains, that uprear Their frowning foreheads to the skies, The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint, Washington Irving - Periodicals - 1851
...one, or to command the other. Thie thought recalls a stanza of LONGFELLOW'S : 'THE heights by groat men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight ; But they, while Iheir companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.' Very, very few of our great men but have...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 3

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1852
...emergency. The life of Napoleon presents the most striking illustration of the truth of the sentiment, " The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden night ; Eut they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." One cloudless morning,...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 3

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - Literary Criticism - 1852
...Napoleon presents the most striking illustration of the truth of the sentiment, "The heights by great raen reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight ; But they, while their companione slept, Were toiling upward in the night." One cloudless morning, just after the «un hml...
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