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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... "
De Witt's Perfect Orator: Comprising a Great Number of Readings, Recitations ... - Page 57
edited by - 1872 - 180 pages
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American Monthly Knickerbocker, Volume 12

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Timothy Flint, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1838 - 566 pages
...E YOUNG MAN SAID TO THK PSALMIST. 1. 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. ii. Life is real — life is earnest — And the grave is not its goal : DUE! thou art, to dust returnest,...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1840 - 182 pages
...best-beloved Night ! A PSALM OF LIFE. 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. 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 Southern literary messenger, Volume 8

1842 - 818 pages
...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 are...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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The Monthly Review

1842 - 610 pages
...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 slumbers, And things are...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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Readings in American Poetry

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1843 - 278 pages
...THE PSALMIST. BY HENRY W. LONGFELLOW. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are...not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. 20 A PSALM: OF LIFE. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or...
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Readings in American Poetry

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1843 - 280 pages
...WHAT THE HEART OF THE YOCNG MAN SAID TO THE PSALMIST. BY HENRY W. LONGFELLOW. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream I For the soul...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 the soul. 20 A PSALM...
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THE REVIVALIST: AND ANGLO-AMERICAN MAGAZINE, FOR 1844

T. WARD AMD CO. - 1844 - 444 pages
...others.— Newton. LIFE. By HW Longfellow. Tell me not in mournful numbers, " Life is but an empty dream !" For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are...what they seem. Life is real ! Life is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal ; " Dust thou art, to dust retumest," Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment,...
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The Rover, Volume 2

Seba Smith, Lawrence Labree - 1844 - 498 pages
...!" A PSALM OF LIFE. BY HW LONOFELLOW. 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! Lile is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal ; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken...
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The American Common-school Reader and Speaker: Being a Selection of Pieces ...

John Goldsbury, William Russell - 1844 - 440 pages
...YOUNG MAN SAID TO THE PSALMIST. 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. 5 Life is real ! Life is earnest ! And the grave is not its goal; " Dust thou art, to dust returnest,"...
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The Illustrated London Almanack

1874 - 654 pages
...ingredients of which it is composed ; ' for, in more senses than one, as Longfellow writes : — ' The soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.' With this view I made my way to the Cocoa Manufactory of James Epps and Co., in the Euston-road." —...
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