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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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West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny

Kris Fresonke - 2003 - 213 pages
...purple petals, fallen in their pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bicd come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that...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: Why thou...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy

George Willis Cooke - 2003 - 404 pages
...a sympathy with nature so intimate and noble, as these that close this little poem : — " Rhodoral 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 : Why thou...
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The Gift of Choice: The Lives and Times of Leon Z. Roda and Alfonso P. Roda ...

Consuelo R. Jackson - 2003 - 363 pages
...wanted to hear about your visit, Anak." Alfonso let out a low chuckle. He took a seat beside his mother. 'If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being," he said. "Quoting whom? Speak from your own heart, Ponsing," she said. "I know Lydia's simplicity is...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook, The purpler petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might...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: Why thou...
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Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading

Virginia Jackson - 2005 - 298 pages
...damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Make the black water with their beauty gay; Here might...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: Why thou...
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - 2006 - 748 pages
...exists with or without observations of the beauty by people. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, made the black water with their beauty gay; here might...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: why thou...
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In Search of the Hidden Treasure

George Rapanos - 2006 - 296 pages
...in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might...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: Why thou...
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From County Line to Barbers Hill: School Days

Elizabeth Lee Gill - 2006 - 134 pages
...this, but LW and Tom don't. Please quit talking." I remember her reciting in her soft southern voice, "Rhodora, if the sages ask thee why/ This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,/ Tell them, deah, that if eyes were made for seeing,/ Then beauty is its own excuse for being." Once...
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How to Create Inner Beauty: The Secret Revealed

Stephanie Lintz - 2006 - 114 pages
...book is an opportunity to cherish the beauty that is uniquely yours. The Seven Virtues of Inner Beauty "If eyes were made for seeing, Then, Beauty is its own excuse for being."7 — Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty as defined in Webster's Dictionary is, "An assemblage of graces...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2007 - 328 pages
...in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might...why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, 10 TeE them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being : Why thoo....
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