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" I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even; He sings the song, but it cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to my ear, they sang to my eye. "
Select Essays and Poems - Page 77
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
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Art and Industry: As Represented in the Exhibition at the Crystal Palace ...

Horace Greeley - 1853 - 386 pages
...and happiness of their general condition. As Emerson has wisely sung, in that sweet poem of his — All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good alone. There is also another thought suggested by our topic which contains a world of meaning. We are apt...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 576 pages
...mother's lessons writ. • Willis's Poems. I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn from the alder bough ; I brought him home, in his nest, at even ; He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky ; — He sang...
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Philadelphia and Its Manufactures: A Hand-book Exhibiting the Development ...

Edwin Troxell Freedley - 1858 - 500 pages
...to the aggregate product of their country's wealth, co-operate and lighten the original curse, for " All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good alone." 3. A third cause of eminence in Manufacturing, and essential to economical production, is an abundant...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volumes 5-6

1858
...desire of knowing in what manner the purposes of life have been fulfilled by our neighbours ; for " All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good alone." The perennial curiosity of man for knowing what manner of life his fellow men have lived, is thus accounted...
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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

1861 - 338 pages
...a little longer. MAUKAY. Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent; All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good alone. There be those who sow beside The waters that in silence glide, Trusting no echo will declare Whose...
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The Continental Monthly, Volume 4

1863
...variety, iro 171 without a linking principle of unity, is, necessarily, either agreeable or beautiful. ' All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good alone. I thought the sparrow's uote from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even ; lie...
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Golden Leaves from the American Poets

1864 - 398 pages
...height; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed h^s lent All are needed by eacli one — Nothing is fair or good alone. I thought the...sparrow's note from heaven. Singing at dawn on the alder-bough ; I brought him home, in his nest, at even. He sings the song, but it pleases not now;...
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Poems of the Inner Life: Selected Chiefly from Modern Authors

Robert Crompton Jones - 1866 - 288 pages
...Mind's internal heaven shall shed her dews Of inspiration on the humblest lay. WORDSWORTH. EACH AND ALL. I THOUGHT the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing...bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even;— He sings the song, but it pleases not now ; For I did not bring home the river and sky. He sang to...
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A Child's Book of Religion: For Sunday Schools and Homes

1866 - 317 pages
...turn to coal, Then chiefly lives. There's a Divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will. All are needed by each one: Nothing is fair or good alone. Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good...
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Festival of Song: A Series of Evenings with the Poets

Frederick Saunders - 1866 - 376 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed has lent. All are needed by each one — Nothing is fair or good alone. * ••'.-• * The delicate shells lay on the shore ; The bubbles of the latest wave Fresh pearls...
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