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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... "
The Southern literary messenger - Page 153
1842
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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
...HEART OF TH 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 - 1839 - 174 pages
...HURT OT THE YOUJTO Mil! >11D TO THE PIALWI9T. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things...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
...compare with this of the " Psalm of Life." "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things...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
...heart of the 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...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
...compare with this of the " Psalm of Life." "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things...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
...fair! The 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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Hymns and Anthems

William Johnson Fox - 1841 - 132 pages
...The harvests of all time, On, on, for ever ! TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things...its goal ; " Dust thou art, to dust returnest," Was not spoken of the soul. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime ; And, departing,...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1842 - 638 pages
...HEART Or THE TOONO HAN SAID TO TH* PSALMIST. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream ! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things...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
...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 slumbers, And things...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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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1843 - 174 pages
...HEART OF THE TOUWG HAW SAID TO THE P9ALMI3T. TELL me not, in mournful numbers, "Life is but an empty dream ! " For the soul is dead that slumbers, And...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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