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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 Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 761 pages
...shown ; Both are most valued where they best are known. 347 Lyttelton : Soliloquy of a Beauty. Line 2. If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. 348 Emerson: The Ithodora. Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes, Soft as her clime, and sunny...
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The Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine, Volume 19

Charles Lowe, Henry Wilder Foote, John Hopkins Morison, Henry H. Barber, James De Normandie - 1883
...moral or religious motive ulterior to this. If Wisdom is justified of her children, Art is no less. " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Raphael is the representative artist, because he of all his kind has an eye most single to the beautiful....
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Fragments of Science: A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses and Reviews

John Tyndall - 1884 - 589 pages
...asked the use of the beautiful rhodora — Why thon wert there, 0 rival of the rose ! I never thonght to ask, I never knew, But in my simple ignorance suppose The self-same Power that bronght me here brought yon.1 A few exceptions to the general state of union of the particles of the...
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volume 10

Manchester Literary Club - 1884
...gives his answer in words of the greatest simplicity, and which have yet the note of true poetry : . if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being : Why them wert there, O rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew ; But, in my simple ignorance,...
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Wheels and Whims: An Etching

Florine Thayer McCray, Esther Louise Smith - 1884 - 288 pages
...wheels and falling back into line with the others, "so much for impressionism. I can do better than that: ' If eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being.'" " Original, of course! Suppose nobody knows Emerson but Miss Wright," quickly retorted Mrs. Mather....
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Fragments of Science: A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses and Reviews

John Tyndall - 1884 - 589 pages
...brotherhood affirmed by the poet, when asked the use of the beautiful rhodora — Why thou wert there, 0 rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew, Bnt in my simple ignorance suppose The self-same Power that brought me here brought you.1 A few exceptions...
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Glimpses of the Animate World; Or, Science and Literature of Natural History ...

1885 - 414 pages
...: Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. 2. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is...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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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

1885
...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...is its own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, О rival of the rose, I never thought to ask, I never knew : But, in my simple ignorance, suppose The...
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Poets of America

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1885 - 516 pages
...home." " What are they all, in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet ? " " — If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." " Leave all thy pedant lore apart, God hid the whole world in thy heart." " And conscious Law is King...
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Early and recent conditions

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1885
...home." " What are they all, in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet ? " " — If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." " Leave all thy pedant lore apart, God hid the whole world in thy heart." " And conscious Law is King...
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