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" Come, read to me some poem, Some simple and heartfelt lay, That shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the thoughts of day. Not from the grand old masters, Not from the bards sublime, Whose distant footsteps echo Through the corridors of Time. "
Common School Readings: Containing New Selections in Prose and Poetry for ... - Page 129
by John Swett - 1868 - 230 pages
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...of day. Not from the grand old masters, Not from the bards sublime, Whose distant footsteps echo 20 Through the corridors of Time. For, like strains of...endless toil and endeavor; And to-night I long for rest. 25 Read from some humbler poet, Whose songs gushed from his heart, As showers from the clouds of summer,...
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Literary Theory and Criticism

Edgar Allan Poe, Leonard Cassuto - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 193 pages
...thoughts of day. Not from the grand old masters. Not from the bards sublime. Whose distant footsteps erho Through the corridors of time. For. like strains of martial music, Their mighn thoughts suggest Life's endless toil and endeavour; And to-night I long for rest. As showers...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...the day Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as si Irmly steal away. 6480 'The Day is Done' rica is the way parents obey their children. 3150 (speaking at derelict Iron a 6481 'Elegiac Verse' If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies...
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Sight & Sound: Naturbilder in der englischen und amerikanischen Romantik

Frank Mehring - Nature in literature - 2001 - 189 pages
...shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the thoughts of day. Not from the grand old masters, Not from the bards sublime, Whose distant footsteps echo Through the corridors of Time. Read from some humbler poet, Whose songs gushed from his heart, As showers from the clouds of summer,...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - Poetry - 2002 - 144 pages
...shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the thoughts of day. Not from the grand old masters, Not from the bards sublime, Whose distant footsteps echo...some humbler poet, Whose songs gushed from his heart, Who, through long days of labor, And nights devoid of ease, Still heard in his soul the music Of wonderful...
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Democratic Voices and Vistas: American Literature from Emerson to Lanier

Darrel Abel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 540 pages
...concluding stanzas Longfellow described the kind of poetry which he and his readers appreciated best: Read from some humbler poet, Whose songs gushed from...clouds of summer, Or tears from the eyelids start. Another poem in this volume which is familiar to every school-child is "The Arrow and the Song." when...
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Thematic Guide to American Poetry

Allan Douglas Burns - Poetry - 2002 - 309 pages
...footsteps of a giant like Beethoven, Longfellow was shadowed by what he described in "The Day Is Done" as "the bards sublime / Whose distant footsteps echo / Through the corridors of Time." Longfellow did not equal the achievements of these "bards sublime," but toward the end of his career,...
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In Search of the Hidden Treasure

George Rapanos - Religion - 2006 - 296 pages
...shall soothe this restless feeling, And banish the thoughts of day. Not from the grand old masters, Not from the bards sublime, Whose distant footsteps echo...clouds of summer, Or tears from the eyelids start; 153 Who, through long days of labor, And nights devoid of ease, Still heard in his soul the music Of...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary. "The Rainy Day" st. 3 (1842) 12 man kills a reasonable creature, God's image; but he who destroys a good book "The Day Is Done" st. 5 (1844) 13 And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares, that infest...
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Songs of Ourselves

Joan Shelley Rubin - History - 2009 - 488 pages
...repel his sorrow, the narrator cautions that the text must be "Not from the grand old masters" because "like strains of martial music, / Their mighty thoughts...toil and endeavor; / And to-night I long for rest." But, in any case, for late-nineteenthand early-twentieth-century educators the ability of poetry to...
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