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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. "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
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Democratic Voices and Vistas: American Literature from Emerson to Lanier

Darrel Abel - 2002 - 540 pages
...this question as it concerns beauty, and offers three instances from which an induction is made that All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone. "The Problem" applies this theme to religion. Religious fabrics and forms are products of spirit, but...
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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - 2003 - 736 pages
...round yon Alpine height; 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...the alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even;6 He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky— He...
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Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth

Laura Dassow Walls, John H Bennett Jr Chair of Southern Letters Laura Dassow Walls, Laura Dassow - 2003 - 280 pages
...as beautiful alone as it is in composition or context, as Emerson argues in the poem "Each and AH": "All are needed by each one; / Nothing is fair or good alone." Ironically, then, despite his earlier assertion that objects of nature are complete in themselves,...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...feel that, in spite of our personal losses, the tendency of nature is toward the good of the whole? Nothing is fair or good alone. I thought the sparrow's...alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even; He sings the song, but it cheers not now, For 1 did not bring home the river and sky;— He sang to...
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The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert E. Belknap - 2004 - 252 pages
...makes plain its subject: the relation of the part to the ensemble. The poem illustrates the lesson that "All are needed by each one; / Nothing is fair or good alone." This thesis statement is abruptly inserted after ten lines. Matthiessen compares the poem to this passage...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...which river and sky, sparrow-song and seashell, cannot be taken out of their context in nature, where "all are needed by each one; / Nothing is fair or good alone." The poem ends with the poet standing amid oaks and firs, pinecones and acorns, actively seeing and...
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Nature's Artistry

Brent E. Parschauer - 2006 - 144 pages
...Waldo Emerson wrote, v_^ "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." This certainly has been true in writing this book. I think of Ruth McCormack and all of the librarians...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2007 - 328 pages
...Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed has lent, 10 All are needed by eaeh one ; Nothing is fair or good alone. I thought 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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