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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 Library of Religious Poetry: A Collection of the Best Poems of All Ages ...

Philip Schaff, Arthur Gilman - 1880 - 1004 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! marsh and sky, Dear, tell them that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1882 - 899 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumea to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! it the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the...earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made lor seeing. Then Beauty is its own excuFe for being: Why tljou wert there, О rival ot the rose! I...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 899 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! it "? ("? = mado for seeing, Then Beauty is it« own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, O rival ot the rose!...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - 1882 - 882 pages
...array. lihodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Dear, tell them, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, oh, rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew : Hut in my simple...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1882 - 862 pages
...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 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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Complete Works, Volume 9

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...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, 0 rival of the rose! I never thought to ask, I never knew: But, in my simple ignorance,...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...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 Natural History Reader for School and Home

1883 - 414 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. 2. Khodora ! 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, 0 rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew ; But in my simple...
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The Royal Readers: Special Canadian Series ..., Book 5

1883
...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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Emerson as a Poet

Joel Benton - 1883 - 134 pages
...a score of examples, I only quote here, as an instance, the conclusion to "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...
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