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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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The Birthday Book of American Poets

Almira Leach Hayward - 1880 - 277 pages
...she obeys him, Though she draws him, yet she follows, Useless each without the other ! HW Long/Mow. All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good alone. RW Emerson. March 3. For both are his own, — the innocence That climbs from the heart of earth to...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - 1880 - 1065 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest tliou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. tide In torrents from his wounded side. " Then it was trut 1 thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; 1 brought him home,...
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A Festival of Art, Poetry and Song: Selections from the Greatest Poets of ...

Frederick Saunders - 1880 - 392 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 to their enamel...
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The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated, Volumes 72-73

1880
...and the fifteen at the conclusion had been omitted. Among its best are these lovely poetic verses : " I thought the sparrow's note from heaven. Singing at dawn on the elder bough ; i88i.J THE POETRY OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON. 129 I brought htm home in his nest at even...
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Poetry for Home and School

Anna Callender Brackett - 1881 - 320 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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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - 1881 - 1002 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. k, and ; He sings thn song, but it cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky;He sang to my...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 pages
...receive the sou'. Byron, DJ In. 120. I heard 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 brought not home the river and sky ; — He sang...
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Illustrated Birthday Book of American Poets

Almira Leach Hayward - 1881 - 307 pages
...obeys him, Though she draws him, yet she follows, Useless each without the other ! H. lT. Longfellow. All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good alone. RWEmerson. March 3. — For both are his own, — the innocence That climbs from the heart of earth...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1882 - 862 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...sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder-bough ; I brought him home, in his nest, at even. For I did not bring home the river and sky...
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The Sixth Reader of the Popular Series

Marcius Willson - 1882 - 544 pages
...philosopher."" In the first selection he inculcates the philosophy which he has expressed in the lines — " All are needed by each one : Nothing is fair or good alone." II.— Each and All. 1. The delicate shells lay on the shore: The bubbles of the latest wave Fresh...
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