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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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Swinton's Supplementary Readers, Volume 4

William Swinton, George Rhett Cathcart - 1880
...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 Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - 1880 - 1065 pages
...made for seeing, 'hen beauty is its own excuse for being. Why thou wert there, 0 rival of the rose ! S S S "he self-same Power that brought me there brought you. RALPH WALDO EMERSON. VIOLETS. WELCOME, maids...
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A Festival of Art, Poetry and Song: Selections from the Greatest Poets of ...

Frederick Saunders - 1880 - 392 pages
...gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, An;, 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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Standard Supplementary Readers, Book 4

William Swinton, George Rhett Cathcart - 1880
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Ehodora! 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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy

George Willis Cooke - 1881 - 390 pages
...faith, and a sympathy with nature so intimate and noble, as these that close this little poem : — " Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted...being : Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose I I never thought to ask, I nsver knew ; But, in my simple ignorance, suppose The self-same Power that...
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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - 1881 - 1002 pages
...gay-- Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. О rival of the I never thought to ask, I never knew ; But in my simple ignorance suppose The self-same...
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A Year of Miracle: A Poem in Four Sermons

William Channing Gannett - 1881 - 106 pages
...surface? We used to account for it as sign of God's delight in beauty in itself. We used to say, " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Bu-t to-day, again, brings forward a new and richer thought, that all this beauty and fragrance is...
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A basil plant, Volume 1

Ethel Coxon - 1881
...Yes, a beautiful girl. I shall have to quote those two lines you are so fond of. ' Tell them, dear, if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being.' " " Beauty — yes," said Roland. " I haven't time to hear a lecture on aesthetics, though I should...
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A Library of Religious Poetry: A Collection of the Best Poems of All Ages ...

Philip Schaff, Arthur Gilman - 1880 - 1004 pages
...gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. ilip 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 Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1882 - 899 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumea to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! it the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the...earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made lor seeing. Then Beauty is its own excuFe for being: Why tljou wert there, О rival ot the rose! I...
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