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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 Sunday School Teacher's Manual, Or, The Principles and Methods of ...

William Howse Groser - Religious education - 1877 - 282 pages
...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,...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." REFERENCES. " The Teacher : his Books and How to Read Them," a Lecture, by WH Groser. Blacket's " Young...
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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Author's pocket-vol. ed

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1878
...skies, Are crossed by pathways, that appear As we to higher levels rise. ST. AUGUSTINE'S LADDER. I7 The heights by great men reached and kept Were not...too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eye?, We may discern — unseen before — A path to higher destinies. Nor deem the irrevocable Past...
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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1878
...bastions to the skies, Are crossed by pathways, that appear As we to higher levels rise. The hei»hts by great men reached and kept Were not attained by...upward in the night. Standing on what too long we lore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may discern— unseen before — A path to higher destinies....
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The Longfellow birthday book, arranged by C. Dixon

Henry Wadsworth [extracts] Longfellow - 1878
...rises in my breast, Serene, and resolute, and still, And calm, and self-possessed. The Light of Stars. The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. , , The Loader of St. A itgustine. Servant of God ! well done ! To William E. Chaning. 274 December...
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Pleasant memories: a woman's thoughts and life-work

John Baillie - Women - 1878 - 449 pages
...Two cases of anxiety — Higher class — Bible-women — Young men — ' Raw material of life.' ' The heights by great men reached and kept Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.' WITH all her intense and unceasing activity there was a scarcely intense repose. There was no haste...
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Eventide at Bethel; or, The night-dream of the desert, an Old Testament ...

John Ross MacDuff - 1878
...wedge-like, cleave the desert airs, Y'hen nearer seen and better known Are but gigantic nights of stairs. "The heights by great men reached and kept Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. " Nor deem the irrevocable past As wholly wasted — wholly vain, If, rising on its wrecks at last,...
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The Congregational Quarterly, Volume 20

Joseph Sylvester Clark, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham - Congregational churches - 1878
...in part would Mr. Abbott wish applied to himself favorite words of his classmate Longfellow : — " The heights by great men reached and kept Were not...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night." Yet none familiar with his writings, which touched upon almost every phase of...
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Robert Dick: Baker, of Thurso, Geologist and Botanist

Samuel Smiles - 1878 - 436 pages
...NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS * In Nature's infinite book of secrecy A little I can read.' SHAKESPEARE. ' The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.' LONGFELLOW. LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET 1878 ,*;«.« ;. 4-****-i,«7...
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Choice poems and lyrics, for study and delight, ed. by J.T. Ashby

Choice poems - 1879
...known, Are but gigantic flights of stairs. The distant mountains, that uprear Their solid bastions to the skies, Are crossed by pathways, that appear...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. 1 renown — high reputation, fame. 3 domain— possessorship, or rule. Standing on what too long we...
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Unity pulpit, Volume 10

Minot Judson Savage - Religion - 1888
...known, Are but gigantic flights of stairs. " The distant mountains, that uprear Their solid bastions to the skies, Are crossed by pathways, that appear...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." And, then, two other stanzas from Longfellow will clinch this thought, — that the present hour is...
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