Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1807 - 1882

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on god

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God had sifted three kingdoms to find the wheat for this planting.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Courtship of Miles Standish. iv.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on music

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When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Part i. 1.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on children, day, deals, motherhood, nature, promises, rest, sleep, understanding, and wishes

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er, Leads by the hand her little child to bed, Half willing, half reluctant to be led, And leave his broken playthings on the floor. Still gazing at them through the open door, Nor wholly reassured and comforted By promises of others in their stead Which, the more splendid, may not please him more; So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, Being too full of sleep to understand How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on happiness, misery, sorrow, and time

There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Inferno. Canto v. Line 121.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on sorrow

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Who ne'er his bread in sorrow ate, Who ne'er the mournful midnight hours Weeping upon his bed has sate, He knows you not, ye Heavenly Powers.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Motto, Hyperion. Book i. 15

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on fear, suffering, and world

Oh, fear not in a world like this, And thou shalt know ere long,- Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Light of Stars.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on affliction, death, humanity, lies, misery, patience, and suffering

O suffering, sad humanity! O ye afflicted ones, who lie Steeped to the lips in misery, Longing, yet afraid to die, Patient, though sorely tried!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Goblet of Life.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on nature and tears

No tears Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Sunrise on the Hills.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on angels

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Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Part i. 3.

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

She floats upon the river of his thoughts.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Spanish Student. Act ii. Sc. 3.

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