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" Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, 0 rival of the rose! "
An Emerson Calendar - Page 44
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 117 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, 10 Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being : Why...
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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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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1845 - 476 pages
...sages ask thec why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, that if eves were m:ule for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being....ask, I never knew, But in my simple ignorance suppose [you. The selfsame Power that brought me there, brought THE SNOW-STORM. NCED by all the trumpets of...
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The Ladies' Companion

1857
...gay : Here might the red bird come his plume to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array, Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is...is its own excuse for being. Why thou wert there, 0 rival of the rose, I never thought to ask — I never knew ; But in my simple ignorance suppose The...
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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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The Poets and Poetry of America: To the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1852 - 550 pages
...Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, (hat if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own...ask, I never knew, But in my simple ignorance suppose [youThe selfsame Power that brought me there, brought THE SNOW-STORM. A •»• VKI \ c MI by all...
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Garden Walks with the Poets

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1852 - 340 pages
...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,...beauty is its own excuse for being. Why thou wert here, O rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask — I never knew ; But, in my simple ignorance,...
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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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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1855 - 622 pages
...why This charm is wasted on the marsh and skv. Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made (or secir.; Then beauty is its own excuse for being. Why, thou wert there, O, rival of the rose ! [ never thought to ask, I never knew, But in my simple ignorance suppose [vw The selfsame Power that...
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The Glaciers of the Alps: Being a Narrative of Excursions and Ascents, an ...

John Tyndall - 1860 - 444 pages
...The question reminds one of the poet's answer when asked whence was the Rhodora : — " Why wert thrm there, O rival of the rose ? I never thought to ask,...never knew ; But in my simple ignorance suppose The selfaame power that brought me there brought you !"* I sketched some of the crystals, but, instead...
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