John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (18071882)
Listen to voices in the upper air, Nor lose thy simple faith in mysteries.
The Castle-builder. 6551
Much must he toil who serves the Immortal Gods.
The Masque of Pandora. ii. 6552
Every guilty deed Holds in itself the seed Of retribution and undying pain.
The Masque of Pandora. viii. 6553
He speaketh not; and yet there lies A conversation in his eyes.
The Hanging of the Crane. 6554
Nothing that is can pause or stay; The moon will wax, the moon will wane, The mist and cloud will turn to rain, The rain to mist and cloud again, To-morrow be to-day.
Thine was the prophets vision, thine The exaltation, the divine Insanity of noble minds, That never falters nor abates, But labors and endures and waits, Till all that it foresees it finds Or what it can not find creates.
All are architects of Fate, Working in these walls of Time.
The Builders. 6557
God sent his singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth.
The Singers. 6558
The long mysterious exodus of death.
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport. 6559
Ye are better than all the ballads That ever were sung or said; For ye are living poems And all the rest are dead.