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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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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 352 pages
...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, in his nest, at even ; He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not...
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Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson ..., Volume 4

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 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...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...
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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...song, but it pleases not now ; For I did not bring him home the river and sky; He sang to my eai — they sang to my eye. II. The delicate shells lay...
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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...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...
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Seashore and Prairie

Mary Potter Thacher Higginson - 1876 - 239 pages
...forest are wanting. And the poor little strangers remind one of Emerson's captured sparrow : — " He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did...; — He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye." Now most of our native flowers may be easily coaxed back to the woods and groves, and we have many...
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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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Appletons' School Readers

William Torrey Harris, Andrew Jackson Rickoff, Mark Bailey - 1878 - 142 pages
...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...and sky ; He sang to my ear — they sang to my eye. 8. The delicate shells lay on the shore ; The bubbles of the latest wave Fresh pearls to their enamel...
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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...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 my...
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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...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 my ear, —...
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The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated, Volumes 72-73

1880
...RALPH WALDO EMERSON. 129 I brought htm 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 car — they sang to my eye. " The delicate shells lay on the shore ; The bubbles of the latest wave...
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