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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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Glimpses of the Animate World; Or, Science and Literature of Natural History ...

1885 - 414 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. 2. 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, 0 rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew ; But in my simple...
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

1885
...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, О rival of the rose, I never thought to ask, I never knew : But, in my simple...
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Early and recent conditions

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1885
...home." " What are they all, in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet ? " " — If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." " Leave all thy pedant lore apart, God hid the whole world in thy heart." " And conscious Law is King...
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Poets of America

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1885 - 516 pages
...home." " What are they all, in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet ? " " — If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." " Leave all thy pedant lore apart, God hid the whole world in thy heart." " And conscious Law is King...
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Beautiful Wild Flowers of America, from Original Water-color Drawings After ...

Isaac Sprague - 1885 - 82 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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Flowers and Ferns of America, Volume 1

Alpheus Baker Hervey - 1885
...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 beaut}7 is its own excuse for...
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Quiet Hour: A Collection of Poems

1886 - 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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Last Evening with Allston, and Other Papers

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody - 1886 - 350 pages
...which must criticized their utility the words the poet puts into the mouth of the retired Rhodora : — "Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." Of course, it is bad for any human beings to be exclusively dancers. " There is a time to dance," and...
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Notes on the Plan of Franklin Park and Related Matters

Boston (Mass.). Department of Parks - 1886 - 115 pages
...means than can be found in any public ground could be easily and cheaply adopted for the purpose. ' Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." PART SECOND. PAKT SECOND. THE PLAN OF FRANKLIN PARK. I. OF CERTAIN CONDITIONS OP THE SITE OF FRANKLIN...
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The Saunterer

Charles Goodrich Whiting - 1886 - 301 pages
...nestlings stol'n away? Sure only this could weigh thy note With such repairless agony ? EYES FOR SEEING. " If eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." jjMERSON'S explanation of the rhodora's wasted bloom beside the wild-wood pool has become a proverb,...
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