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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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Flowers and Ferns of America, Volume 1

Alpheus Baker Hervey - 1885
...— 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 beaut}7 is its own excuse for...
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Beautiful Wild Flowers of America, from Original Water-color Drawings After ...

Isaac Sprague - 1885 - 82 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 Hour: A Collection of Poems

1886 - 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. V THE EVENING PRIMROSE " \T7HAT are you looking...
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Last Evening with Allston, and Other Papers

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody - 1886 - 350 pages
...which must criticized their utility the words the poet puts into the mouth of the retired Rhodora : — "Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Of course, it is bad for any human beings to be exclusively dancers. " There is a time to dance," and...
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Notes on the Plan of Franklin Park and Related Matters

Boston (Mass.). Department of Parks - 1886 - 115 pages
...means than can be found in any public ground could be easily and cheaply adopted for the purpose. ' Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." PART SECOND. PAKT SECOND. THE PLAN OF FRANKLIN PARK. I. OF CERTAIN CONDITIONS OP THE SITE OF FRANKLIN...
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American Literature, 1607-1885: The development of American thought

Charles Francis Richardson - 1886
...possibility and a high obligation ; nature was the mirror of deity ; and beauty— " Tell, them, dear, if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." Emerson had now fairly entered upon his literary career. He was lecturing in Boston every winter, on...
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The Saunterer

Charles Goodrich Whiting - 1886 - 301 pages
...nestlings stol'n away? Sure only this could weigh thy note With such repairless agony ? EYES FOR SEEING. " If eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." jjMERSON'S explanation of the rhodora's wasted bloom beside the wild-wood pool has become a proverb,...
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Three Americans and Three Englishmen: Lectures Read Before the Students of ...

Charles Frederick Johnson - 1886 - 245 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the Jloicer that cheapens his array. Iihodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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Lights of Two Centuries

Edward Everett Hale - 1887 - 603 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora I if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on...being ; Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose I I never thought to ask, I never knew; But in my simple ignorance, suppose The self-same Power that...
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American Literature 1607-1885

Charles Francis Richardson - 1889
...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...for being : Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose 1 I never thought to ask, I never knew ; But in my simple ignorance, suppose The self-same power that...
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