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" Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are... "
Lectures to Young Men on Their Moral Dangers & Duties - Page 117
by Abiel Abbot LIVERMORE - 1847 - 160 pages
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The Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

Christian life - 1878
...sympathies would lead us to help any in trouble ; for if we do, our generous impulses may come too late. " Act — act in the living present, Heart within and God o'erhead. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time." HWP...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1842 - 468 pages
...fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marehes to the grave. In the world's broad field of battle,...and GOD o'erhead ! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints,...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1842
...like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife ! Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant ! Let the (lead Past bury its dead ! Act, — act in the living Present...and GoD o'erhead ! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1843 - 142 pages
...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...departing, leave behind us Footsteps on the sands of tune ; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked...
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Readings in American Poetry

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 264 pages
...; Dust thou^art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. 20 A PSALM OF LIFE. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; But to...and GOD o'erhead ! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints,...
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Readings in American Poetry

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 264 pages
...spoken of the soul. 20 A PSALM: OF LIFE. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way ; I But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than...and GOD o'erhead ! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints,...
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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 476 pages
...Rushing down to fight the hig rate. To o'erwhelm the akulklng wharf-raU." ONGFELLOW. Let the'clead'' Fas? bury its dead ! Act, — act in the living Present...and GOD o'erhead ! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints,...
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Gems from the American Poets: With Brief Biographical Notices

American poetry - 1844 - 120 pages
...to the grave. Be not like dumb, driven cattle ! Be a hero in the strife ! Trust no Future, howe'cr pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead ! Act, —...and GOD o'erhead! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints,...
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The Illustrated Book of Christian Ballads and Other Poems, Volume 14

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Ballads, English - 1844 - 164 pages
...a hero in the strife ! PSALM OF LIFE. Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant! Let the dead Past buryits dead ! Act, — act in the living Present ! Heart...and God o'erhead ! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints,...
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The Christian Parlor Magazine, Volume 1

1844
...strife. Trust no future howc'er pleasant, Let the dead past bury its dead Act, act, in the glorious present, Heart within and God o'erhead. Lives of great men all remind us We may make our lives sublime, And departing leave behind us, Footprints on the sands of time. Footprints...
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