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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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: His Life, Writings, and Philosophy

George Willis Cooke - 1881 - 390 pages
...faith, and a sympathy with nature so intimate and noble, as these that close this little poem : — " 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 : Why thou...
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A basil plant, Volume 1

Ethel Coxon - 1881
...Yes, a beautiful girl. I shall have to quote those two lines you are so fond of. ' Tell them, dear, if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being.' " " Beauty — yes," said Roland. " I haven't time to hear a lecture on aesthetics, though I should...
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A Year of Miracle: A Poem in Four Sermons

William Channing Gannett - 1881 - 106 pages
...surface? We used to account for it as sign of God's delight in beauty in itself. We used to say, " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Bu-t to-day, again, brings forward a new and richer thought, that all this beauty and fragrance is...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 899 pages
...please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black wnt^r with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bird come...court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! it the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1882 - 862 pages
...please the desert and the sluggish brook : Tho purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black waters with their beauty gay — Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that chea]>ens his array. Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky,...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - 1882 - 882 pages
...brook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool. Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here 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...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1882 - 899 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumea to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! it the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made lor seeing. Then Beauty is its own excuFe for being: Why tljou...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 899 pages
...in a damp nook. To please the desert and the sluggish brouk. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, r eyes. q. POPE — Spring. Line 49. One thought of thee puts all the pomp t plume» to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! it the sages ask thee why...
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The Royal Readers: Special Canadian Series ..., Book 5

1883
...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...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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Emerson's Complete Works: Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...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...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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