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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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The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - 1901 - 1027 pages
...round yon Alpiiie height ; Nor knowest thoii what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. rly : Charlie, Charlie, wha wadna follow King o' the...they should follow Gleiigary. Health to M'Donnel, and 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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Graded Literature Readers, Book 6

Harry Pratt Judson, Ida C. Bender - 1901
...of essays and poems. All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone. Ralph Waldo Emerson I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing...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....
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An American Anthology, 1787-1900

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1901 - 878 pages
...life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. 9o All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone. ! y7z7 ( (0//1s7 5 2t#$2a7b7c767Y7 cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to my ear, — they sang to my...
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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...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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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...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 EMERSON CUSS OF 1821 From...
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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...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...
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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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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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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - 2003 - 736 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...the alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even;6 He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky— He...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...feel that, in spite of our personal losses, the tendency of nature is toward the good of the whole? 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 1 did not bring home the river and sky;— He sang to my ear,—they sang to my...
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