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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. "
Essays and Poems of Emerson - Page 449
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 576 pages
...mother's lessons writ. • Willis's Poems. I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn from the alder bough ; I brought him home, in his nest,...; — He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye. Ralph Waldo Emersm The green earth sends its ineense up From every mountain shrine — From every flower...
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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1855 - 622 pages
...needed by each one ; Nothing ie fair or good alone. Т thought the sparrow's note from heaven, SinsHng ld fires gleam warm and bright: Above, the spectral...<• Try not the pass !" the old man said ; " Dar sane to my ear, these sang to my eye. The delicate shells lay on the shore — The bubbles of the latest...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1856 - 570 pages
...note from heaven, Singing at dawn from the alder bough ; I brought him home, in his nest, at even ; Ho sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did...; — He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye. Raljih Waldo Emersyn. The green earth sends its ineense up From every mountain shrine — From every...
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The Continental Monthly, Volume 4

1863
...variety, iro 171 without a linking principle of unity, is, necessarily, either agreeable or beautiful. ' All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good alone. I thought the sparrow's uote from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even ; lie...
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Golden Leaves from the American Poets

1864 - 398 pages
...height; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed h^s lent All are needed by eacli one — Nothing is fair or good alone. 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 pleases not now;...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 pages
...will receive the soul. 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,...; He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I brought not home the river and sky ; — Ho sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye. Emertos. NAVIGATION....
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Sanders' Rhetorical, Or, Union Sixth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of ...

Charles Walton Sanders - 1862 - 600 pages
...and lists with delight, Whilst his files sweep round yon Alpine bight, Nor knowest thou what argument All are needed by each one— Nothing is fair or good alone! I thougbt the sparrow's note from Heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home, in...
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Our Poetical Favorites: A Selection from the Best Minor Poems of the English ...

Asahel Clark Kendrick - 1871 - 449 pages
...sweep 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...and sky ; He sang to my ear — they sang to my eye. 10 ! 2i8 OUR POETICAL FAVORITES. The delicate shells lay on the shore ; The bubbles of the latest wave...
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The Sixth Reader

Lewis Baxter Monroe - 1872 - 408 pages
...Nothingj is fair, or good.)ali5r?e. I thought the spajrpw's notejfrom heaven, Singing at daVny)n the algpr bough • I brought him home, in his nest, at even ; He sings the song, but it pleases not fibw, in For I did not bring home the river and sky ; — -J^ ^"~ f \4 :^ ~N ^^ ije^ sang to my ear,...
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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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