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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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The Gift of Choice: The Lives and Times of Leon Z. Roda and Alfonso P. Roda ...

Consuelo R. Jackson - 2003 - 363 pages
...wanted to hear about your visit, Anak." Alfonso let out a low chuckle. He took a seat beside his mother. 'If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being," he said. "Quoting whom? Speak from your own heart, Ponsing," she said. "I know Lydia's simplicity is...
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West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny

Kris Fresonke - 2003 - 213 pages
...barely rise to the occasion. A single flower is meant to verify the spiritual truth of the senses: "if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." The strongest impression of the poem is its skepticism, indicating that design was far from a settled...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 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...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, suppose...
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In Search of the Hidden Treasure

George Rapanos - 2006 - 296 pages
...It brought to mind, Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem: 49 The Rhodora On Being Asked, Whence Is the Flower Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted...for seeing Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. Beauty needs no explanation. It has a divine right to sovereignty. Love is always there. Love is inexhaustible....
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From County Line to Barbers Hill: School Days

Elizabeth Lee Gill - 2006 - 134 pages
...this, but LW and Tom don't. Please quit talking." I remember her reciting in her soft southern voice, "Rhodora, if the sages ask thee why/ This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,/ Tell them, deah, that if eyes were made for seeing,/ Then beauty is its own excuse for being." Once Mrs. Black...
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How to Create Inner Beauty: The Secret Revealed

Stephanie Lintz - 2006 - 114 pages
...book is an opportunity to cherish the beauty that is uniquely yours. The Seven Virtues of Inner Beauty "If eyes were made for seeing, Then, Beauty is its own excuse for being."7 — Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty as defined in Webster's Dictionary is, "An assemblage of graces...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2007 - 328 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 TeE them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being : Why...
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