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" OF all the myriad moods of mind That through the soul come thronging, Which one was e'er so dear, so kind, So beautiful as Longing ? The thing we long for, that we are For one transcendent moment, Before the Present poor and bare Can make its sneering... "
The Florida School Journal - Page 518
1897
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John Ruskin, Preacher, and Other Essays

Lewis Herbert Chrisman - 1921 - 196 pages
...heart so is he." Lowell says: "Of all the myriad moods of mind That through the soul come thronging, Which one was e'er so dear, so kind, So beautiful...Present poor and bare Can make its sneering comment." The man whose ideal is the heroic becomes a hero. The youth who in the realm of the vision lives in...
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Education for Christian Service

Yale University. Divinity School - Theology - 1922 - 368 pages
...perfectly, we shall live imperfectly in an imperfect world. The psychological fact back of it is that The thing we long for, that we are, For one transcendent moment, as Lowell puts it; while the object of our worship is the ideal toward which we are growing, the kind...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922 - 1422 pages
...castra peti. Naked I seek the camp of those who desire nothing. HORACE — Carmine. Bk. III. 16. 22. 8 CK, whose remains lie close to those of JOHNSON, in Westminster LOWELL— Longing. 9 Nitimur in vetitum semper, cupimusque negata. We are always striving for things...
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Christian Work as a Vocation

Henry Hallam Tweedy - Clergy - 1922 - 172 pages
...than shingles. Worship is one of the most effective ways of developing men into their perfect selves. "The thing we long for, that we are for one transcendent moment," as Lowell puts it, and the Being we worship will in part determine the kind of character we are destining...
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The Fourth "R,": The Forgotten Factor in Education

Homer S. Bodley - Christian education - 1923 - 280 pages
...Though thou the waters warp Thy teeth are not so sharp As benefits forgot. LONGING SHAKESPEARE. What one was e'er so dear, so kind, So beautiful as longing....long for that we are For one transcendent moment. JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. REFLECTION " When upon life's billows You are tempest tossed; When you are discouraged,...
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Manual for the Elson Readers: Book, Book 5

William Harris Elson - Reading (Elementary) - 1923 - 100 pages
...in literature. The love of good books is the chain which binds man to the stars. SETTING UP IDEALS The thing we long for, that we are For one transcendent moment. , — Lowell. We are said to become like that which we admire, and so far as this relates to character...
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Tantalus

Dorothy Easton - 1923 - 314 pages
...of, the American poet Lowell. " Of all the myriad moods of mind That through the soul come thronging, Which one was e'er so dear, so kind. So beautiful as Longing ? " He read aloud ; a feeling that he was speaking the very language of the girl's heart at that moment...
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The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell, Horace Elisha Scudder - American poetry - 1924 - 522 pages
...irretrievable spaee. LONGING OF all the myriad moods of mind That through the soul come thronging, Which one was e'er so dear, so kind, So beautiful...Longing ? The thing we long for, that we are For one transeendent moment, Before the Present poor and bare Can make its sneering comment. Still, through...
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Formative Factors in Character: A Psychological Study in the Moral ...

Herbert Martin - Child development - 1925 - 360 pages
...and one who rings false is discoverable not merely in his deeds but also in his desires. For Lowell "The thing we long for, that we are For one transcendent moment." Those values around which life centres and which it seeks to perpetuate are forms and expressions of...
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The Institution Quarterly, Volume 5

Illinois - 1914 - 684 pages
...with the "doing," so comforting to poets especially. Lowell voices the pith of idealism in his lines: "The thing we long for that we are For one transcendent moment." Such transcendent moments, Browning extends and exalts above the vicissitudes of time and space: "What...
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