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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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Finishes & Finishing Techniques: Professional Secrets for Simple and ...

Fine Woodworking - 1999 - 201 pages
...to enjoy the craft, so please keep safety foremost in your mind whenever you're working with wood. "If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being" —RALPH WALDO EMERSON CONTENTS INTRODUCTION SURFACE PREPARATION Sanding in Stages Fill the Grain for...
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The Evolutionary Philosophy of Chauncey Wright, Volume 1

Chauncey Wright - 2000 - 1164 pages
...the exercises and disciplines which are serviceable to their use. One of your poets has said, — M If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." I do not know that I quite understand the logic of this, if any was meant. . . . There is an ellipsis...
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Sight & Sound: Naturbilder in der englischen und amerikanischen Romantik

Frank Mehring - 2001 - 189 pages
...Rhodora" auf ein Gegenüber, das den Weisen der Welt das Konzept natürlicher Ästhetik lehren kann: Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted...for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: 215 Mit der Doktrin der Nützlichkeit gelingt Emerson an verschiedenen Stellen seines literarischen...
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Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Associate Professor of English Ross Posnock - 2001 - 238 pages
...educational advice tries to resocialize the rose, to turn it away from such haunting background lyrics as "Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being" and "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. . . ."18 For as we know, a rose is often sent as a message to...
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Enchantments: 200 Spells for Bath & Beauty Enhancement

Edain McCoy - 2001 - 214 pages
...that leaves you alive and healthy to enjoy the goal you brought into being. tivo Magickal Bath vv XjfU them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being. — Ralph Waldo Emerson The magickal bath is a luxury that comes most often to mind when one thinks...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - 2001 - 344 pages
...from Keats and Shelley and Browning and Tennyson, moments from Shakespeare, and passages from Milton. "If eyes were made for seeing / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Only days before her death, Ruth heard and understood long readings from Emerson's essays and his English...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...possessions, because they would take away my liberty." — Santayana "Beauty without expression tires." — "If eyes were made for seeing, then Beauty is its own excuse for being." — "Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait." — "Though we travel the world over to find...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy

George Willis Cooke - 2003 - 404 pages
...a sympathy with nature so intimate and noble, as these that close this little poem : — " Rhodoral if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on...being : Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose I I never thought to ask, I never knew ; But, in my simple ignorance, suppose The self-same Power that...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - 2003 - 736 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...seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why though wert there, O rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew; But, in my simple ignorance,...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - 2003 - 736 pages
...them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why though wert there, O rival of the rose! I never thought to...But, in my simple ignorance, suppose The self-same Power1 that brought me there brought you. 1839 The rhodora is a variety of wild azalea that blooms...
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