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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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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2007 - 328 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 the earth and sky, 10 TeE them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being : Why...
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Six Poetry Formats and the Transforming Image: A Monograph on Free Verse

Edith L. Tiempo - 2007 - 104 pages
...Rhodora" shows how a fine outstanding poem could miss its greatness and fullness. The Rhodora 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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