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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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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...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, 10 Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse...
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A Household Book of English Poetry. Selected and Arranged, with Notes

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1870 - 438 pages
...array. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, 10 Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is...never knew ; But, in my simple ignorance, suppose 1' The self-same Power that brought me there brought you. Ralph Waldo Emerson. CCLXXIX THE GOOD PART...
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A Household Book of English Poetry, Issue 160

1870 - 438 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, 10 Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse...
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Fragments of Science for Unscientific People: A Series of Detached Essays ...

John Tyndall - 1871
...subject is that of the poet, who, when asked whence came the rhodora, replied: " Why thou wert there, 0 rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew, But in my simple ignorance supposed The self-same power that brought me there brought you." J A few exceptions to this general...
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Fragments of Science for Unscientific People: A Series of Detached Essays ...

John Tyndall - 1871 - 422 pages
...subject is that of the poet, who, when asked whence came the rhodora, replied : " Why them wert there, 0 rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew, But in my simple ignorance supposed The self-same power that brought me there brought you." ' A few exceptions to this general...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1871 - 789 pages
...— Hera might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. me here a little, while аз yet Ч is early morn, — Leave me marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing. Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations: Adapted to Christian Teaching ...

1872 - 696 pages
...array. Rhodora I if the sages ask theo why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, re In chaining down hie heart, and watching 32 AMBITION. AMBITION. To rise by human weaknesses. О rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask ; I never knew, sword ; BE-A.TJTY. BE-A-TJTY. 910. BEAUTY,...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1872 - 789 pages
...that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being. Why thou wert there, 0 eard so high. — I '11 look no more ; Lest my brain turn, and the deficient sight Topple down he sel fsamc Power that brought me there brought you. RALPH WALDO EMERSON. THE BROOM-FLOWER. 0 THF. broom,...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1873 - 789 pages
...array. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thce why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, Ap k> tliou wert there, 0 rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask ; I never knew, But in my simple iguo^nce...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1873 - 395 pages
...For the idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, in his inimitable sonnet to the Ehodora, — " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." NOTE 42, page 121. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland was Barclay...
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