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" Come to me, O ye children ! And whisper in my ear What the birds and the winds are singing In your sunny atmosphere. For what are all our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, When compared with your caresses, And the gladness of your looks ? Ye are... "
The Public-school Journal: Devoted to the Theory and Art of School Teaching ... - Page 255
1898
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A Book of English Verse on Infancy and Childhood

Leonard Southerden Wood - Children - 1921 - 365 pages
...What the birds and the winds are singing In your sunny atmosphere. For what are all our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, When compared with your...For ye are living poems. And all the rest are dead. CLXI THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - American poetry - 1922 - 655 pages
...contrivings, And the wisdom of our hooks, When compared with your caresses, And the gladness of your looks 1 Ye are better than all the ballads That ever were...For ye are living poems, And all the rest are dead. SANDALPHON HAVE you read in the Talmud ol Of the limitless realms of the air, Have you read it, —...
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American Literature; a Study of the Man and the Books that in the Earlier ...

William Joseph Long - American literature - 1923 - 513 pages
...was not offered simply because Longfellow was the children's friend and wrote the pretty sentiment : Ye are better than all the ballads That ever were...For ye are living poems, And all the rest are dead. It rested upon the solid fact that whoever is known and read of children has a secure place in the...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1924 - 483 pages
...singing In your sunny atmosphere. For what arc all our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, 30 When compared with your caresses, And the gladness...ever were sung or said ; For ye are living poems, 35 And all the rest are dead. HW LONGFELLOW. 318 I do not love thee ! — no ! I do not love thee !...
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Literature and Life, Book 2

Edwin Almiron Greenlaw, William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - American literature - 1922
...singing In your sunny atmosphere. For what are all our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, so . When compared with your caresses, And the gladness...That ever were sung or said; For ye are living poems, 38 And all the rest are dead. HAWTHORNE MAY 23, 1864 How beautiful it was, that one bright day In the...
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100 Second Best Poems

Charles Lewis Hind - American poetry - 1925 - 175 pages
...What the birds and the winds are singing In your sunny atmosphere. For what are all our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, When compared with your...living poems, And all the rest are dead. HW LONGFELLOW. Fise llanus omitted. 73 I HAD a little daughter, And she was given to me To lead me gently backward...
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Deux poètes de la nature: Bryant et Emerson

Remy de Gourmont - Nature in literature - 1925 - 67 pages
...What the birds and the winds are singing In your sunny atmosphère. For what are ail our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, When compared with your caresses And the gladness of your looks? Bryant n'a pas cette note familiale. Il a été trop battu, il lui en est resté un dédain singulier,...
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American Literature, Volume 1

Robert Shafer - American literature - 1926 - 758 pages
...singing In your sunny atmosphere. For what are all our contrivings, And the wisdom of our books, 30 kindred eye; For out of Thought's interior sphere These wonders rose to upper air; 40 1 From The Courtship «f Milei Standish and Other •'<-;•. Written in 1 849. THE WARDEN OF THE CINQUE...
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Young England, Volume 6

...cannot buy with gold the old associations. X. 'Xoelleth all the rest He who followeth Love's behest. Y. Ye are better than all the ballads That ever were sung or said ; For ye are the living poems, And all the rest are dead. Z. Zeal is stronger than fear or love. Selected. THE INTEENATIONAL...
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The Central literary magazine, Volume 5

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1881
...die out, the world would grow prematurely old and prosy, and the wings of love himself would droop. " Ye are better than all the ballads That ever were...For ye are living poems, And all the rest are dead." But while I have been moralizing my little fairy queen has reached the corner of the street, and is...
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