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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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Quiet Hours: A Collection of Poems

Mary Wilder Tileston - 1877 - 182 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. A!l are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good alone....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, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - 1877 - 950 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...note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; 1 brought him home, in his nest, at even ; He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For 1 did not...
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed has lent. whom my soul can trust. — Brown. A.MIUTION УЛ-MBITION H — Emerson. 1113. EXAMPLE: of the great. His faults, that in a private station sits, Do mainly harm...
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American poems. With short biogr. notices of the most celebrated American ...

American poems - 1878
...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 Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 28 pages
...neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one — Nothing is fair or good alón«. 1 1 thought tlic sparrow's note from heaven. Singing at dawn on the...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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Appletons' School Readers

William Torrey Harris, Andrew Jackson Rickoff, Mark Bailey - 1878 - 142 pages
...yon Alpine height ; 5. Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. 6. All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good alone. 7. I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home...
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Short readings from English poetry, chosen and arranged with notes by H.A. Hertz

Helen A Hertz - 1879
...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...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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The Bible class magazine [ed. by C.H. Bateman]. [Continued as ..., Volume 3

National Sunday school union - 1709
...the whole picture without mutilating the symmetry of its beauty and spoiling its glorious harmony : "I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing...alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even; He snug the song, but it pleases not now, For I could not bring home the river and sky. He sang to...
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Education, Volume 45

1925
...than statistics. It is a corruptor of youth. A word out of its surroundings is as Emerson's sparrow: "I thought the sparrow's note from Heaven, Singing...alder bough ; I brought him home, in his nest, at even ; He sings his song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky ; He sang to...
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The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Volume 6; Volume 14

1880
...cannot be denied. Emerson, in those Delphic droplets of song of his, tells us this a thousand times : "All are needed by each one, nothing is fair or good alone." Even such contraries as sense and understanding are, to Kant's mind, but twin stems from a common root....
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