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" Forever — never! Never — forever!" There groups of merry children played, There youths and maidens dreaming strayed; O precious hours! O golden prime, And affluence of love and time! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient timepiece... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 496
1851
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 69

1851
...yonths and maidens dreaming strayed: O precious hours ! O golden prime, And affluence of love and time 1 Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient...told — • For ever — never ! Never— for ever ! ' All are scattered now and fled, Some are married, some are dead ; And when I ask, with throbs of...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 32

1850
...youths and maidens dreaming strayed. 0 precious hours ! 0 golden prime, And affluence of love and time ! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient time-piece told, — " Forever — never ! Never — forever !" From that chamber, clothed in white, The bride came...
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Southern Quarterly Review, Volume 9

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - 1846
...and maidens dreaming strayed, Oh, precious hours ! O, golden prime, And affluence of love and time ! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient time-piece told, — "Forever — never ! Never — forever !" From that chamber, clothed in white The bride came forth...
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The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1846 - 151 pages
...and maidens dreaming strayed ; O precious hours ! O golden prime, And affluence of love and time ! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient timepiece told, — " Forever — never ! Never — forever ! " From that chamber, clothed in white, The bride came...
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Poems on slavery, early poems, additional poems, and ballads

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1848
...and maidens dreaming strayed ; O precious hours ! 0 golden prime, And affluence of love and time ! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient...told, — " For ever — never ! Never — for ever !" Prom that chamber, clothed in white, The bride came forth on her wedding-night ; There, in that...
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The Soul's welfare, Volumes 1-3

1850
...and maiden's dreaming О precious hours! 0 golden prime, [stray d; And affluence of Love and Time ! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the Ancient...Timepiece told, " For ever— never ! Never— for ever Г From that chamber, clothed in white, The bride came forth for wedding dight ; There, in that silent...
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Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1850 - 413 pages
...and maidens dreaming strayed ; O precious hours ! O golden prime, And affluence of love and time ! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient...told, — " For ever — never ! Never — for ever!" From that chamber, clothed in white, The bride came forth on her wedding night ; There, in that silent...
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Poems, Volume 2

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1850
...and maidens dreaming strayed ; 0 precious hours ! O golden prime, And affluence of love and time ! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient timepiece told, — " Forever — never ! Never — forever ! " From that chamber, clothed in white, The bride came...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 69

1851
...but, if endowed with this variety of sentiment, it should be allowed to repeat something else than its " ever— never." " Even as a miser counts his...description as the text of his poem, it was worth the anthor's pains to carry it ont with a certain distinctuess and unity. Considering the tact and jndgment...
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The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1851 - 546 pages
...and maidens dreaming strayed ; O precious hours ! O golden prime, And affluence of love and time ! Even as a miser counts his gold, Those hours the ancient...told, — "For ever — never ! Never — for ever ! " From that chamber, clothed in white, The bride came forth on her wedding night ; There, in that...
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