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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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The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings ...

Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano - 2003 - 736 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 though wert there, O rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew; But, in my simple...
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West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny

Kris Fresonke - 2003 - 213 pages
...might the red-bicd 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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The Gift of Choice: The Lives and Times of Leon Z. Roda and Alfonso P. Roda ...

Consuelo R. Jackson - 2003 - 363 pages
...wanted to hear about your visit, Anak." Alfonso let out a low chuckle. He took a seat beside his mother. 'If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being," he said. "Quoting whom? Speak from your own heart, Ponsing," she said. "I know Lydia's simplicity is...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...Here 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 wert here, O rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew: But in my simple ignorance,...
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The Gardens of Emily Dickinson

Judith Farr, Louise Carter - 2005 - 350 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 wert there, O rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew; But, in my simple ignorance,...
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Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading

Virginia Jackson - 2005 - 298 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 wert there, O rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew; But, in my simple ignorance,...
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In Search of the Hidden Treasure

George Rapanos - 2006 - 296 pages
...brought to mind, Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem: 49 The Rhodora On Being Asked, Whence Is the Flower Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on...for seeing Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. Beauty needs no explanation. It has a divine right to sovereignty. Love is always there. Love is inexhaustible....
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - 2006 - 748 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 wert there, O rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew: but, in my simple ignorance,...
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From County Line to Barbers Hill: School Days

Elizabeth Lee Gill - 2006 - 134 pages
...and Tom don't. Please quit talking." I remember her reciting in her soft southern voice, "Rhodora, if the sages ask thee why/ This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,/ Tell them, deah, that if eyes were made for seeing,/ Then beauty is its own excuse for being." Once Mrs. Black...
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How to Create Inner Beauty: The Secret Revealed

Stephanie Lintz - 2006 - 114 pages
...book is an opportunity to cherish the beauty that is uniquely yours. The Seven Virtues of Inner Beauty "If eyes were made for seeing, Then, Beauty is its own excuse for being."7 — Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty as defined in Webster's Dictionary is, "An assemblage of graces...
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