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" Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing. Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose! "
Every Day with Emerson - Page 89
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 99 pages
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Moments of Reflection

Jean Howarth, Mike Walton - 1995 - 472 pages
...NOVEMBER) Today I will make room to be refreshed and restored by the healing power of music. Year 7:2 If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being. RALPH WALDO EMERSON, IN DAYS OF HEALING, DAYS OF JOY (5 JUNE) If we work so hard and are so busy that...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - 1998 - 194 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on...for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou were there, O rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew: But, in my simple ignorance,...
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Finishes & Finishing Techniques: Professional Secrets for Simple and ...

Fine Woodworking - 1999 - 201 pages
...to enjoy the craft, so please keep safety foremost in your mind whenever you're working with wood. "If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being" —RALPH WALDO EMERSON CONTENTS INTRODUCTION SURFACE PREPARATION Sanding in Stages Fill the Grain for...
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Essays Before a Sonata, the Majority and Other Writings

Charles Ives - 1999 - 258 pages
...tracing this source to its source? Perhaps Emerson in "The Rhodora" answers by not trying to explain: ... if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew: But, in my simple ignorance,...
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The Evolutionary Philosophy of Chauncey Wright, Volume 1

Chauncey Wright - 2000 - 1164 pages
...the exercises and disciplines which are serviceable to their use. One of your poets has said, — M If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." I do not know that I quite understand the logic of this, if any was meant. . . . There is an ellipsis...
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Sight & Sound: Naturbilder in der englischen und amerikanischen Romantik

Frank Mehring - 2001 - 189 pages
...Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. Rohdora! If the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on...for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bird...
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Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908-1934

Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Associate Professor of English Ross Posnock - 2001 - 238 pages
...educational advice tries to resocialize the rose, to turn it away from such haunting background lyrics as "Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being" and "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may. . . ."18 For as we know, a rose is often sent as a message to...
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Enchantments: 200 Spells for Bath & Beauty Enhancement

Edain McCoy - 2001 - 214 pages
...that leaves you alive and healthy to enjoy the goal you brought into being. tivo Magickal Bath vv XjfU them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being. — Ralph Waldo Emerson The magickal bath is a luxury that comes most often to mind when one thinks...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - 2001 - 344 pages
...from Keats and Shelley and Browning and Tennyson, moments from Shakespeare, and passages from Milton. "If eyes were made for seeing / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Only days before her death, Ruth heard and understood long readings from Emerson's essays and his English...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...possessions, because they would take away my liberty." — Santayana "Beauty without expression tires." — "If eyes were made for seeing, then Beauty is its own excuse for being." — "Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait." — "Though we travel the world over to find...
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