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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. "
A Man with a Purpose - Page 130
by John Thomas Morris Johnston - 1906 - 168 pages
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Bernard Leslie

William Gresley - 1859
...feet to scale and climb, By slow degrees — by more and more, The cloudy summits of our time. " The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." LONGFELLOW. L. " There can be no doubt that moderation, abstractedly, is an excellent...
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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. New complete ed., with ...

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1859
...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 Courtship of Miles Standish: And Other Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Massachusetts - 1859 - 119 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...
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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - 1859 - 408 pages
...solid bastions to the skies, Are crossed with 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." * " To secure to the old that influence which they are willing to claim, and...
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Spread-eagleism

George Francis Train - Fourth of July orations - 1859 - 143 pages
...to the skies, Are crossed by footpaths that appear When we to higher levels rise. The heights which great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." I have great faith in your learning the simple branches before going beyond your...
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Expository readings on the Books of Kings

John Cumming - Bible - 1859 - 336 pages
...desert air, When nearer seen and better known Are but gigantic flights of stair. The heights by good men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight;...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." I have very little faith in genius ; I think it is after all chiefly toil and...
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The bobbin boy: or, How Nat got his learning : an example for youth

William Makepeace Thayer - Biography & Autobiography - 1860 - 310 pages
...wonderful transformation. It is true of him, as the poet has said of all distinguished men, — " The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." And now, ere the youthful reader closes this volume, let him stop and resolve...
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The poetical works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Volume 2

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Literary Criticism - 1860 - 363 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 by sudden flight, Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may discern — unseen...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

Religion - 1860
...written " for our learning," that it may induce us to work while our day lasts, knowing that " The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight; Bat they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night," to prepare for the inevitable...
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Poems. New, complete ed

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1861
...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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