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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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American Literature, 1607-1885: The development of American thought

Charles Francis Richardson - 1886
...possibility and a high obligation ; nature was the mirror of deity ; and beauty— " Tell, them, dear, if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." Emerson had now fairly entered upon his literary career. He was lecturing in Boston every winter, on...
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Three Americans and Three Englishmen: Lectures Read Before the Students of ...

Charles Frederick Johnson - 1886 - 245 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the Jloicer that cheapens his array. Iihodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the marsh and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for...
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Bedside Poetry: A Parents ̕assistant in Moral Discipline

1887 - 143 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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Lights of Two Centuries

Edward Everett Hale - 1887 - 603 pages
...might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora I 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 I never thought to ask, I never knew; But in my simple...
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American Literature 1607-1885, Volume 1

Charles Francis Richardson - 1889
...possibility and a high obligation ; nature was the mirror of deity ; and beauty — " Tell, them, dear, if eyes were made for seeing, Then beauty is its own excuse for being." Emerson had now fairly entered upon his literary career. He was lecturing in Boston every winter, on...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...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 ignorance,...
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A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1888
...come his plumes to cool, And court the flower {hat cheapens his array. Khodora! if the sages ask thcc why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell...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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Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Richard Garnett - 1888 - 207 pages
...plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! if the sages ask thee why Tliis charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear,...for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being : Why them wert there, O rival of the rose 1 I never thought to ask, I never knew, But in my simple...
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Golden Thoughts in Pen and Pencil

1889 - 79 pages
...Here 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 wert thou there, O rival of the rose ! I never thought to ask, I never knew ; But, in my simple...
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The Writings of John Greenleaf Whittier in 7 V, Volume 3

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1889
...For the idea of this line, I am indebted to Emerson, in his inimitable sonnet to the Rhodora, — " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excuse for being." '•*. DATE DUE Reviewed by Pre ervation ~^ Reviewed by Preservation < ...
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