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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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Emerson's Complete Works: 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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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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EMERSON AS A POET

JOEL BENTON - 1883
...in 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...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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Vignettes from invisible life. Repr., with additions, from 'The St. James's ...

John Badcock (F.R.M.S.) - 1883
...your jewel be of pure water, A rose.diamond or a white, — But whether it dazzle me with light." " Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." — EMERSON. A GLASS slide, on which are mounted a number of Diatoms, carefully selected and artistically...
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The Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine, Volume 19

Charles Lowe, Henry Wilder Foote, John Hopkins Morison, Henry H. Barber, James De Normandie - 1883
...moral or religious motive ulterior to this. If Wisdom is justified of her children, Art is no less. " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Raphael is the representative artist, because he of all his kind has an eye most single to the beautiful....
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 761 pages
...shown ; Both are most valued where they best are known. 347 Lyttelton : Soliloquy of a Beauty. Line 2. If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. 348 Emerson: The Ithodora. Heart on her lips, and soul within her eyes, Soft as her clime, and sunny...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...thine. Good By. 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. Here once the embattled farmers stood. And fired the shot heard round the world. Hymn...
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The Wesleyan Sunday-school magazine [afterw.] The Wesleyan ..., Volume 9

1883
...for they are not expensive decorations ; their use and their beauty are alike a plea for them, for "if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." Some people, doubtless, object strongly against school decoration that is pictorial if it represents...
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Wheels and Whims: An Etching

Florine Thayer McCray, Esther Louise Smith - 1884 - 288 pages
...wheels and falling back into line with the others, "so much for impressionism. I can do better than that: ' If eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being.'" " Original, of course! Suppose nobody knows Emerson but Miss Wright," quickly retorted Mrs. Mather....
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volume 10

Manchester Literary Club - 1884
...gives his answer in words of the greatest simplicity, and which have yet the note of true poetry : . if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being : Why them wert there, O rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew ; But, in my simple...
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