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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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Songs of Nature

1873 - 160 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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Quiet Hours: A Collection of Poems

1874 - 182 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...never knew ; But, in my simple ignorance, suppose The self -same Power that brought me there brought you. RW EMRRSON. THE EVENING PRIMROSE " \T7HAT are you...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pages
...thine. Good-Bye. What are they all in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet ? Ibid. If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. The Rhodora. The silent organ loudest chants The master's requiem. Dirge. Here once the embattled farmers...
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Beginning again, a continuation of Work, Volume 11

Louisa May Alcott - 1875
...all kinds, and love to make it if I can without stopping for any reason but the satisfaction." " ' Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, " ' Then beauty is its own excuse for being,' " observed David, who had a weakness for poetry, and, finding she liked his sort, quoted to Christie...
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WORK: A STORY OF EXPERIENCE

LOUISA M. ALCOTT - 1875
...all kinds, and love to make it if I can without stopping for any reason but the satisfaction.'* " * Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, " * Then beauty is its own excuse for being/ " observed David, who had a weakness for poetry, and, finding she liked his sort, quoted to Christie...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pages
...thine. Good-Bye. What are they all in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet ? Ibid. If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. The Rhodora. The silent organ loudest chants The master's requiem. Here once the embattled farmers...
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A NEW LIBRARY OF POETRY AND SONG

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - 1876
...— 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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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - 1877 - 950 pages
...that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty 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 selfsame Powerthat brought me there brought you. RALPH WALDO EMERSON. THE BROOM-FLOWER. 0, THE broom, the yellow...
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Letters of Chauncey Wright: With Some Account of His Life

Chauncey Wright, James Bradley Thayer - 1877 - 392 pages
...the exercises and disciplines which are serviceable to their use. One of your poets has said, — " 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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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...— Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. sian prospects rise, His heart exults, his spirits cast their l marsh and sky, ' Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse...
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