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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 Normal Course in Reading: Fourth Reader : the Wonderful Things Around Us

Emma J. Todd, William Bramwell Powell - 1890 - 368 pages
...pebbles as on wings, As tbe swallow dips and sings?" different interesting thawing boulders 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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The Normal Course in Reading, Volume 4

Emma J. Todd - 1890
...as on wings, As the swallow dips and sings ? " different interesting thawing boulders 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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Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

American Institute of Instruction - 1891
...are unconsciously awakened in the mind, while singing or listening to the melodies. The poet says : " 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 to...
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The Class

Erich Segal - 1986 - 560 pages
...Eliot. They — and a fifth, still half a world away — are the heroes of this story. DANIEL ROSSI 1 thought the sparrow's note from heaven. Singing at...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 the sky. RALPH WALDO...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...round yon Alpine height; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. the people to bathe in me, especially women. "(1. 1-4) 7 H (1. 5 — 12) 19 Beauty through my senses stole; I yielded myself to the perfect whole. (1. 50-51)...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - 1995 - 757 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 cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky;— He sang to...
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Nineteenth-Century American Poetry

Various - 1996 - 496 pages
...round yon Alpine height; Nor knowest thou what argument 10 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; 15 I brought him home, in his nest, at even; He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not...
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Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The nineteenth century

Eric L. Haralson, John Hollander - 1998 - 536 pages
...to be a unity of thought and impression, of the individual with the universal, and of each and all: "All are needed by each one; / Nothing is fair or good alone." But the whole is also the poem itself, since it is only by means of the poem that one comes to the...
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Music of the Birds: A Celebration of Bird Song

Lang Elliott - 1999 - 135 pages
...its song. Ralph Waldo Emerson, probably referring to this species, wrote in "Each and All" (1867): "I thought the Sparrow's note from heaven, singing at dawn on the alder bough." Wilson Flagg (1881), considered the Song Sparrow "the true harbinger of spring; and, if not the sweetest...
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Thematic Guide to American Poetry

Allan Douglas Burns - 2002 - 309 pages
...an observer often do so unintentionally. Emerson develops an abstract argument from his examples — "All are needed by each one; / Nothing is fair or good alone." (Following ancient philosophical precedent, Emerson conflates the good with the beautiful, which helps...
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