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" I have nought that is fair?" saith he; "Have nought but the bearded grain? Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to me, I will give them all back again." He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes, He kissed their drooping leaves; It was for the... "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 13
1839
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The Penny Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

Christian literature, English - 1847
...than God has some work to do either by him or upon him ? M. Henry. THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. THERE is a reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle...breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall I have nought that is fair," saith he, " Have nought but the bearded grain ! Though the breath of these...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 72-73

Fashion - 1870
...thoughts, to dream of Oscar Temple lying dead as I had seen him but a few short months ago. " There is a reaper, whose name is Death, And with his sickle...grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between." PARAPHRASED FROM THE ITALIAN. Love on thy forehead sits, as on a throne, Beams in thine eyes, and warbles...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 6

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1839
...discover the art of preserving health. THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. BY HENRY WORDSWORTH LONGFELLOW. THERE is a reaper, whose name is Death, And with his sickle...that grow between. " Shall 1 have nought that is fair to see, Have nought but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of these flowers is sweet to roe, I will...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 4

1839
...discover the art of preserving health. THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. BY HENHT WORDSWORTH LONGFELLOW. THERE is a reaper, whose name is Death, And with his sickle...breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall I have naught that is fair to see, Have naught but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of these flowers...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poetry - 1839 - 144 pages
...fate ; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait. THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. THERE is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle...a breath, And the flowers that grow between. Shall I have nought that is fair, saith he : Have nought but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of these...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1853
...do lie beyond thy dust, Could we outlook that mark." — Vaughan. THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. There is a Reaper, whose name is death, And with his sickle...breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall I have nought that is fair," saith he: " Have nought but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of their...
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The Dayspring

1876
...death may pass over any of us this very night, and may change our countenances and send us away. There is a reaper whose name is Death, And with his sickle...breath, And the flowers that grow between. ' Shall I have nought that is fair ? ' said he, ' Have nought but the bearded grain ? Tho' the breath of these...
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The Children's Magazine and Missionary Repository, Volume 19

Children's literature - 1856
...flowers — " ' Shall I have naught that is fair,' saith he ; ' Have naught but the bearded grain ?' He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between." t But it is a delightful thought, that He who passed through the several periods of human life, \\...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1843 - 144 pages
...fate ; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait. THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. THERE is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle...breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall I have nought that is fair ? " saith he ; " Have nought but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of...
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Readings in American Poetry

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 264 pages
...dared not steal The signet-ring of heaven. THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS. BY HENRY W. LONGFELLOW. THERE is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle...breath, And the flowers that grow between. " Shall I have nought that is fair ?" saith he ; " Have nought but the bearded grain ? Though the breath of...
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