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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 Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 899 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! it "? ("? = mado for seeing, Then Beauty is it« own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, O rival ot the rose!...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - 1882 - 882 pages
...might (he red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. lihodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 899 pages
...ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made lor Sc. 2. The king-becoming graces, As justice, verity, temperance, sta О rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew; But, in my simple ignorance, suppose The...
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Emerson as a Poet

Joel Benton - 1883 - 134 pages
...equally in a score of examples, I only quote here, as an instance, the conclusion to "The Rhodora": 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. 66 occasionally, so intent on its utterance, as...
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EMERSON AS A POET

JOEL BENTON - 1883
...equally in a score of examples, I only quote here, as an instance, the conclusion to "The Rhodora": Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted...wert there, O rival of the Rose! I never thought to ask—I never knew; But, in my simple ignorance, suppose The self- same power that brought me there...
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Complete Works, Volume 9

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...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...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...
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A Natural History Reader for School and Home

1883 - 414 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. 2. Khodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on...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...
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Vignettes from invisible life. Repr., with additions, from 'The St. James's ...

John Badcock (F.R.M.S.) - 1883
...your jewel be of pure water, A rose.diamond or a white, — But whether it dazzle me with light." " Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." — EMERSON. A GLASS slide, on which are mounted a number of Diatoms, carefully selected and artistically...
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The Wesleyan Sunday-school magazine [afterw.] The Wesleyan ..., Volume 9

1883
...for they are not expensive decorations ; their use and their beauty are alike a plea for them, for "if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." Some people, doubtless, object strongly against school decoration that is pictorial if it represents...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...thine. Good By. 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. Here once the embattled farmers stood. And fired the shot heard round the world. Hymn...
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