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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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WORK: A STORY OF EXPERIENCE

LOUISA M. 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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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 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. Here once the embattled farmers...
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Selected Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 218 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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A NEW LIBRARY OF POETRY AND SONG

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - 1876
...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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Letters of Chauncey Wright: With Some Account of His Life

Chauncey Wright, James Bradley Thayer - 1877 - 392 pages
...the exercises and disciplines which are serviceable to their use. One of your poets has said, — " 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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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! ects rise, His heart exults, his spirits cast their l marsh and sky, ' Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse...
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Poetical Works

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1878
...For the idea of this line, I am in1 debted to Emerson, in his inimitable sonnet to the Rhodora, — " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. ' ' NOTE 4z, page 151. Among the earliest converts to the doctrines of Friends in Scotland was Barclay...
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Choice Thoughts; Or, Selections from Nearly One Hundred and Fifty Different ...

Isaac Newton Carleton - 1878 - 132 pages
...might the red -bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Ehodora ! 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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Poets' Homes: Pen and Pencil Sketches of American Poets and Their Homes

Arthur Gilman - 1879 - 232 pages
...which is one of the very earliest to greet us in the spring, without recalling the lines : " Rhodora, if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on...for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. Why thou wast there, O, rival of the rose I I never thought to ask. I never knew ; But in my simple...
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Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society - 1879
...with its rose-purple flowers in umbel-like clusters, blooming before the leaves appear. " Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on...Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Why thou wert there, 0 rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew : But, in my simple...
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