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" I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even; He sings the song, but it cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to my ear, they sang to my eye. "
Essays and Poems of Emerson - Page 449
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...round yon Alpine height; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. 10 All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good...alder bough; I brought him home in his nest at even ; 15 He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky ; — He...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1842 - 468 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument ' Thy life to thy neighbour's creed hath lent, All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone. I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Dinging at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even, — He sings the song,...
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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1843 - 476 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed hath lent, All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good...not bring home the river and sky, He sang to my ear, these sang to my eye. The delicate shells lay on the shore — The bubbles of the latest wave Fresh...
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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1845 - 476 pages
...needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good alone. I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Sinking at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home in...not bring home the river and sky, He sang to my ear, these sang to my eye. The delicate shells lay on the shore— The bubbles of the latest wave Fresh...
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - 1846 - 235 pages
...Some deemed himc wondrous wise, and some believed hime mad.— Beattle. I thought the sparrow's note e from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ;...and sky, He sang to my ear, they sang to my eye.— BW Emerson. » Eule ix., Rem. 7. b In apposition with it. c This is an idiomatic use of the verb had....
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - 1846 - 254 pages
...deemed him« wondrous wise, and some believed hime mad. — Beattle. I thought the sparrow's note e from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ;...pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river nnd sky, He sang to my ear, they sang to my eye. — RW Emerson. a Rule is., Bem. 7. '' In apposition...
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - 1846 - 254 pages
...sighed, yet blessed the lad : Some deemed him0 wondrous wise, and some believed hime mad. — .HcAiitic,. I thought the sparrow's note « from heaven, Singing...alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even, — Tie sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky, .//is sang...
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The Pioneer: Or, Leaves from an Editor's Portfolio

Henry Clapp - 1846 - 208 pages
...round yon distant height; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent: All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good alone. I sought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home in his...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: To the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1852 - 550 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Xor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed hath lent, All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good...now, for I did not bring home the river and sky, He san? to my ear, these sang to my eye. The delicate shells lay on the shore — The bubbles of the latest...
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Our Native Songsters

Anne Pratt - 1852 - 350 pages
...this bird that the poet wrote : — " I thought the sparrow's note from heaven Singing at dawn, from the alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at...sky ; He sang to my ear — they sang to my eye." But to return to our sober little bird, which, if its song is sweet, is at least not remarkable for...
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