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" Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! — For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of... "
Hymns and Anthems - Page lx
by William Johnson Fox - 1841 - 100 pages
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American Monthly Knickerbocker, Volume 12

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Timothy Flint, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1838 - 564 pages
...Welcome, friend.' WHIT TНs HEART OГ THE Y OU NO MAN SAID TO THE PSALMIST. TKLL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul...that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. n. Life is real — life is earnest — And the grave is not its goal : Dust thou art, to dust returnee!,...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1839 - 174 pages
...! A PSALM OF LIFE. WHAT THE HURT OT THE YOUJTO Mil! >11D TO THE PIALWI9T. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul...not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that...
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Christian Examiner and Theological Review, Volume 28

1840 - 424 pages
...A PSALM OF LIFE. " What the heart of the young man said to the Psalmist. " Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul...not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. " Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that...
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The North American Review, Volume 50

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1840 - 584 pages
...how rare is it to find poetry to compare with this of the " Psalm of Life." "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul...not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. " Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that...
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The North American Review, Volume 50

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1840 - 588 pages
...how rare is it to find poetry to compare with this of the " Psalm of Life." "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul...not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. " Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1840 - 182 pages
...thrice-prayed for! the most fair! The best-beloved Night ! A PSALM OF LIFE. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul...that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. L;fe is real ! Life is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest,...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1842 - 638 pages
...LONGFELLOW. A PSALM OF LIFE. WHAT THE HEART Or THE TOONO HAN SAID TO TH* PSALMIST. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul...not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that...
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The Monthly Review

1842 - 610 pages
...first is, "What the Heart of the Young Man said to the Psalmist." Tell me not in mournful numbers, j Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that...is not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Wat not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act,...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 8

1842 - 818 pages
...heart of the young man said to the Psalmist !" " Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an idle dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers ; And things...not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not written of the soul. Art is long, and time is fleeting. And our hearts, though stout and brave,...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1843 - 174 pages
...Night ! A PSALM OF LIFE. WHAT THE HEART OF THE TOUWG HAW SAID TO THE P9ALMI3T. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, "Life is but an empty dream ! " For the soul...its goal ; "Dust thou art, to dust returnest," Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to act, that...
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