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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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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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The Scottish Review, Volume 1

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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Complete Works, Volume 9

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 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 works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 3

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...cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Ehodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that...
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A Natural History Reader for School and Home

1883 - 414 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...cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. 2. Khodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear,...
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Vignettes from invisible life. Repr., with additions, from 'The St. James's ...

John Badcock (F.R.M.S.) - 1883
...your jewel be of pure water, A rose.diamond or a white, — But whether it dazzle me with light." " Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." — EMERSON. A GLASS slide, on which are mounted a number of Diatoms, carefully selected and artistically...
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Emerson as a Poet

Joel Benton - 1883 - 134 pages
...equally in a score of examples, I only quote here, as an instance, the conclusion to "The Rhodora": 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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EMERSON AS A POET

JOEL BENTON - 1883
...equally in a score of examples, I only quote here, as an instance, the conclusion to "The Rhodora": 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...
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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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