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" Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that, if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being... "
Select Essays and Poems - Page 96
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 120 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 2

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1861
...page 8. For the idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, in bis inimitable sonnet to the Ehodora : "If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being.'' NOTE 2, page 31. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland, was Barclay of...
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The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - 1862 - 538 pages
...10. Rhodora' ! If the sages ask tbee why This charm is wanted on the marsh and sky'. Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing. Then beauty is its own excuse for being. Why thou wert there, oh rival of the roso' ! I never thought to ask, I never knew; But in my simple ignorance supposo The...
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The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - 1863 - 538 pages
...tile desert and the sluggish brook ; . " The purple putals, fallen in the pool, Made the black waters with their beauty gay ; Here might the redbird come...cool. And court the flower that cheapens his array. 10. Rhodora' 1 if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the mareh and sky', Dear, tell them...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - 1866 - 376 pages
...please the desert and the sluggish brook : The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black waters with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-bird come...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 POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER VOLUME II

1867
...3. For the idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, in. nis inimitable sonnet to the Rhodora: " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." NOTE 2, page 81. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland, was Barclay of...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook ; The purple petals, fallen in the pool, 5 Made the black water with their beauty gay ; Here...the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, 10 Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER

1868
...3. Fot flie idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, ir nis inimitable sonnet to the Rhodora : u If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." NOTE 2, page 31. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland, was Barclay of...
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A Household Book of English Poetry. Selected and Arranged, with Notes

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1870 - 438 pages
...a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook ; The purple petals, fallen in the pool, 5 Made the black water with their beauty gay ; Here...the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, 10 Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1871 - 789 pages
...brook : The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black waters with their beauty gay, — Hera voice of the huntsman ? 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 Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1872 - 789 pages
...purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black waters with their beauty gay, — Here might the mi-bird nd Greeks were, — Whiskered and brown their cheeks...breeks were, — Their pipes did pu(T away ; Each o marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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