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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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Temple Bar, Volume 77

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1886
...— 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 marsh and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 2

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1861
...page 8. For the idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, in bis inimitable sonnet to the Ehodora : "If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being.'' NOTE 2, page 31. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland, was Barclay of...
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Folk Songs

John Williamson Palmer - 1861 - 466 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 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 Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - 1862 - 538 pages
...10. Rhodora' ! If the sages ask tbee why This charm is wanted on the marsh and sky'. Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing. Then beauty is its own excuse for being. Why thou wert there, oh rival of the roso' ! I never thought to ask, I never knew; But in my simple ignorance supposo The...
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The New England Farmer, Volume 14

1862
...Mr. Emerson, in which he thus apostrophises it. "Rhodora ! if the aagee ask thee why This charm ¡a wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for »eeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. Why thou wert here, rival of the rose ! I never thought...
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The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - 1863 - 538 pages
...might the redbird come his plumes to cool. And court the flower that cheapens his array. 10. Rhodora' 1 if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the mareh and sky', Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - 1866 - 376 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 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 POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER VOLUME II

1867
...3. For the idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, in. nis inimitable sonnet to the Rhodora: " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." NOTE 2, page 81. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland, was Barclay of...
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The American Entomologist: An Illustrated Magazine of Popular and ..., Volume 2

1870
...to cool, And court the flower that cheapens bid army . "Rhoilora! it the sages ask thee why Tli is charm is wasted on the earth and .sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were niarle for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER

1868
...3. Fot flie idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, ir nis inimitable sonnet to the Rhodora : u If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." NOTE 2, page 31. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland, was Barclay of...
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