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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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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...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 marsh and sky, 10 Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse...
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A Household Book of English Poetry. Selected and Arranged, with Notes

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1870 - 438 pages
...array. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, 10 Dear, tell them that 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...
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A Household Book of English Poetry, Issue 160

1870 - 438 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 marsh and sky, 10 Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1871 - 789 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! little, while аз yet Ч is early morn, — Leave me marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing. Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations: Adapted to Christian Teaching ...

1872 - 696 pages
...array. Rhodora I if the sages ask theo why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Dear, tell them, re In chaining down hie heart, and watching 32 AMBITION. AMBITION. To rise Why thou wert there, О rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask ; I never knew, sword ; BE-A.TJTY....
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1873 - 395 pages
...For the idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, in his inimitable sonnet to the Ehodora, — " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." NOTE 42, page 121. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland was Barclay...
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Songs of Nature

1873 - 160 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 marsh and sky, Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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Quiet Hours: A Collection of Poems

1874 - 182 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...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pages
...thine. Good-Bye. What are they all in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet ? Ibid. If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. The Rhodora. The silent organ loudest chants The master's requiem. Dirge. Here once the embattled farmers...
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Beginning again, a continuation of Work, Volume 11

Louisa May Alcott - 1875
...all kinds, and love to make it if I can without stopping for any reason but the satisfaction." " ' Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, " ' Then beauty is its own excuse for being,' " observed David, who had a weakness for poetry, and, finding she liked his sort, quoted to Christie...
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