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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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American poems, selected and ed. by W.M. Rossetti

American poems, William Michael Rossetti - 1873 - 512 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...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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The Pelican papers

James Ashcroft Noble - 1873 - 222 pages
...value. Every truth, he seems to say, is worshipful, but no truth is exclusively to be worshipped : " All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good alone." He is one of the most suggestive of modern writers, for he is, an intellectual explorer who is never...
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Quiet Hours: A Collection of Poems

1874 - 182 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...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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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 352 pages
...round yon Alpine height; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neigh bor's creed has lent. AH are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone....note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; ] brought him home, in his nest, at even ; He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I diil...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 352 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neigh Iwr's creed has lent. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone. 1 thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; 1 brought him home,...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1876 - 352 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thon what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good...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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A NEW LIBRARY OF POETRY AND SONG

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - 1876
...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...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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Our Poetical Favorites, Second Series: A Selection from the Best Monor Poems ...

1876 - 543 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...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 to...
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Selected Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 218 pages
...Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each oue; 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 I did not bring home the river and sky; — He sang...
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Sanders' Rhetorical, Or, Union Sixth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of ...

Charles Walton Sanders - 1876 - 600 pages
...Alpine hight ; Nor knowest thou what argument All are needed by each one — Nothing is fair or yood alone! 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 him home the river and sky; He sang...
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