Poems for Memorizing

Poems for Memorizing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time;--Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again. Let us, then, be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.--Longfellow. For Memorizing The path that has once been trod Is never so rough to the feet; And the lesson we once have learned Is never so hard to repeat. Though sorrowful tears must fall, And the heart to its depths be driven With storm and tempest, we need them all To render us meet for Heaven.--Josephine Pollard. A PSALM OF LIFE. 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. Life is real!Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each tomorrow Finds us farther than today. For Memorizing OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Over and over again, No matter which way I turn, I always find in the book of life Some lesson I have to learn. I must take my turn at the mill, I must grind out the golden grain, I must work at my task with a resolute will, Over and over again. We cannot measure the need Of even the tiniest flower, Nor cheek the flow of the golden sands, That run through a single hour; But the morning dews must fall, And the sun and the summer rain Must do their part and perform it all Over and over again. Over and over again The brook through the meadows flows, And over and over again The ponderous mill-wheel goes. Once doing will not suffice, Though doing be not...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924835
  • 9781236924834