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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6479
AUTHOR:Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
QUOTATION: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. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:A Psalm of Life.
 
Note 1.
Things are not always what they seem.—Phædrus: Fables, book iv. Fable 2. [back]
 

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