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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Judge the power of a book

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Henry Wadsworth LongfellowMany readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings – as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Bodies become worn-out instruments

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Henry Wadsworth LongfellowIn old age our bodies are worn-out instruments, on which the soul tries in vain to play the melodies of youth. But because the instrument has lost its strings, or is out of tune, it does not follow that the musician has lost his skill.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Drudgery of every-day cares and duties

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Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe every-day cares and duties which men call drudgery are the weights and counterpoises of the clock of Time, giving its pendulum a true vibration, and its hands a regular motion; and when they cease to hang upon the wheels, the pendulum no longer sways, the hands no longer move, the clock stands still.

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