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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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Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, Volume 62

American Institute of Instruction - 1891
...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...sky; He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye." After the poet has tested those manifestations in nature and human experience which give the highest...
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Physical Culture Cook Book

Mary Richardson - 1891 - 256 pages
...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...nest at even ; He sings the song, but it pleases not ni.w, For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye." After...
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Music: A Monthly Magazine, Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic ..., Volume 10

1896
...heaven. Singing at dawn on an elder bough; I bro't him home In his nest at even,— He sings the soug but It pleases not now ; For I did not bring home the river and skyHe sang to my ear— they sang to my eye." This sentiment is very graphically illustrated also in...
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That Dome in Air: Thoughts on Poetry and the Poets

John Vance Cheney - 1895 - 236 pages
...has matched the exceptional excellences of the next two poems, " Each and All," and " The Problem." " I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing...; — He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye." "Good-Bye," "Woodnotes," "The Rhodora," « The Humble-Bee," " The Snow-Storm," — these poems lack...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

1895 - 715 pages
...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 to my ear, — they sang to my eye. Emerson, NAVIGATION. Eude as their ships was navigation then, No useful compass or meridian known ;...
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The Poets and Poetry of Linlithgowshire: An Anthology of the County

Alexander M. Bisset - 1896 - 352 pages
...us how he listened with rapture to a bird " Singing at dawn on the aulder bough ; I brought him homo in his nest at even, He sings the song, but it pleases...sky ; He sang to my ear — they sang to my eye,"— and in like manner quotations dissociated from their original setting lose much of their beauty ; so...
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Lincoln Literary Collection, Designed for School-room and Family Circle

John Piersol McCaskey - 1897 - 576 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...even; He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For 1 did not bring home the river and sky; — He sang to my ear, — they sang to my eye. The delicate...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 13

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...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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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1897 - 236 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. 10 All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good...alder bough ; I brought him home, in his nest, at even ; K He sings the song, but it cheers not now, 9. argument : justification, inspiration, encouragement,...
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School and Home Education, Volume 18

1899
...criticisms from the teacher or pupils has not been properly taught. SUPT. SM BARRETT, Independence, Mo. I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing...alder bough; I brought him home in his nest at even, tie sings his song but it pleases not now. For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to the...
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