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The prose works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Page 3
by Henry Wadsworth [prose] Longfellow - 1861
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Poets of America

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American poetry - 1885 - 516 pages
...consoles itself with imagery : " The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. . . . We look forward into the coming lonely night. The...itself. Then stars arise, and the night is holy." This precise, epicurean touch, the application of art to feeling, was new in our authorship. Void of...
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Hyperion and Kavanagh

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1886 - 417 pages
...name for one of his heroes. Here, also, shall church-bells be rung, but more solemnly. The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness...holy. Paul Flemming had experienced this, though still youug. The friend of his youth was dead. The bough had broken " under the burden of the unripe fruit."...
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Between the Lights: Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

Quotations - 1887 - 436 pages
...in the world that with Time does not grow first hoarse and then dumb. GEORGE ELIOT. THE setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness...into itself. Then stars arise, and the night is holy. HW LONGFELLOW : Hyperion. LONELINESS. IF loving hearts were never lonely, If all things wished might...
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Famous American Authors

Sarah Knowles Bolton - Authors - 1887 - 398 pages
...so beautiful that Barry Cornwall used to say he read it once a year, for its style. " The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness...itself. Then stars arise, and the night is holy." Of Paul Flemming he says, "Death cut down the sweet blue flower that bloomed beside him, and wounded...
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Songs in the night-watches: from voices old and new

Poetry - 1888 - 297 pages
...IN DARKNESS. " The sudden joys that out of darkness start, As flames from ashes." " The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness...itself. Then stars arise, and the night is holy." ' ' But Thou dost make the very night itself Brighter than day." "In days of darkness were songs."...
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The Guardian, Volume 29

Conduct of life - 1878
...may not offend the ear, leaves the head empty and the heart cold." — Leisure Hour. THE setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone, shadows of the evening fall behind us, and the world seems but a dim reflection of itself — a broader shadow....
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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

Quotations, English - 1891 - 527 pages
...virtue of this living hope dum expiro speto (whilst I expire I hope.) Leightun. Loss OF. The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone, shadows of the evening fall around us, and the world seems but a dim reflection itself — a broader shadow. We...
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Hyperion: A Romance

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Europe - 1893 - 391 pages
...shall church- bells be rung, but more solemnly. The setting of a great hope is like the set- • ting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone. Shadows...dim reflection, — itself a broader shadow. We look f into the coming lonely night. The soul withdraws into» itself. Then stars arise, and the night is...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Quotations, English - 1894 - 579 pages
...died. — Carlyle. For hope is but the dream of those that wake. — Matthew Prior. The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone, shadows of the evening fall around us, nnd the world seems but a dim reflection itself, — a broader shadow....
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A Blameless Woman

John Strange Winter - 1895 - 316 pages
...to comfort me ? " CHAPTER X. IN THE VALLEY OP THE SHADOW. " Great griefs are mute." " The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone." FOR a whole week, Margaret could not bring herself to write a single word to Prince Dolgouroff. At...
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