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" Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that, if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being... "
Select Essays and Poems - Page 96
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 120 pages
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1842 - 468 pages
...their beauty gsy ; Young RAPHAEL might covet such a school; The lively show beguiled me from my way. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky. Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 199 pages
...blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black water with their beauty gay ; Here...thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that, if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being ; Why...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 251 pages
...in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay ; Here...thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou...
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The Ladies' Companion

1857
...fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay : Here might the red bird come his plume to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array,...thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being. Why thou...
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Songs of Labor, and Other Poems

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1851 - 127 pages
...6. For the idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, in his inimitable sonnet to the Rhodora : " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." NOTE 2, page 54. Winnipiseogee : " Smile of the Great Spirit." NOTE 3, page 70. This legend is the...
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Garden Walks with the Poets

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1852 - 340 pages
...petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-breast come, his plumes to cool, And court the flower that...cheapens his array. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why Thy charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then...
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Gift of Flowers: Love's Wreath for 1854

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1854 - 287 pages
...their beauty gay ; Young RAPHAEL might covet such a school ; The lively show beguiled me from my way. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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Temple Bar, Volume 77

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1886
...a damp nook, To please the desert, and the sluggish brook. ] The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay — Here...the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 2

Essex Institute - 1860
...slaggUh brouk. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Make the black water with their beauty gay; Hero might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array." In Concoa-nut Hollow the Blood-root (Sanyuinaria canadcntis) blossoms in abundance. Concoa-nut Hollow,...
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Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Volume 2

Essex Institute - 1860
...sluggish brook. The purple petals, fallen in tho pool, Make thu black water with their beauty gay; Hero might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array." In Concoa-nut Hollow the Blood-root (Sanguinaria canadcnsis) blossoms in abundance. Concoa-nut Hollow,...
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