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" For Nature beats in perfect tune, And rounds with rhyme her every rune, Whether she work in land or sea, Or hide underground her alchemy. Thou canst not wave thy staff in air, Or dip thy paddle in the lake, But it carves the bow of beauty there, And the... "
Comparative Psychology and Universal Analogy: Vol. 1. Vegetable Portraits of ... - Page v
by M. Edgeworth Lazarus - 1851 - 263 pages
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The Dial: A Magazine for Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, Volume 2

Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Ripley - Transcendentalism (New England) - 1842
...Highlanders, Ocean tongues to islanders, To Fin and Lap and swart Malay, To each his bosom secret say. Come learn with me the fatal song, Which knits the...there, And the ripples in rhymes the oar forsake. The wood is wiser far than thou ; The wood and wave each other know. Not unrelated, unaflied, But to...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 199 pages
...Highlanders, Ocean tongues to islanders, To Fin, and Lap, and swart Malay, To each his bosom secret say. Come learn with me the fatal song Which knits the...there, And the ripples in rhymes the oar forsake. The wood is wiser far than thou : The wood and wave each other know. Not unrelated, unaffied, But to...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 251 pages
...Highlanders, Ocean tongues to islanders, To Fin, and Lap, and swart Malay, To each his bosom secret say. Come learn with me the fatal song Which knits the...there, And the ripples in rhymes the oar forsake. The wood is wiser far than thou ; The wood and wave each other know. Not unrelated, unaffied, But to...
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The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, Volume 6

Country life - 1851
...beauty : — " Thou canst not wave thy staff ill the air, Or dip thy padcle in the lake, But it forms the bow of beauty there, And the ripples in rhymes the oar forsake.'1 After a survey of the glories of creation, the thought that first suggests itself to a reflective...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 29

American literature - 1872
...that fade. Immortal youth returns.0 GALAHAD (drawing a long breath). How beautiful ! THE ANCIENT. " Thou canst not wave thy staff in air, Or dip thy paddle...carves the bow of Beauty there. And the ripples in rhyme the oar forsake." ZOILUS. Peccavi ! THE ANCIENT. Then I will lock up my half-unbolted thunders....
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1907
...in carving whales' teeth with designs of rough and unmistakable charm. But where is beauty absent ? Thou canst not wave thy staff in air Or dip thy paddle...carves the bow of beauty there And the ripples in rhyme the oar forsake. In these lodges the men in summer went about naked as the woodland deities themselves,...
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The Glaciers of the Alps: Being a Narrative of Excursions and Ascents, an ...

John Tyndall - Alps - 1860 - 444 pages
...these exquisite effects ; — CHASING PRODUCED BY WAVES. 233 " Thou canst not wave thy staff in the air, Or dip thy paddle in the lake, But it carves the hrow of beauty there, And the ripples in rhymes the oar forsake." Now, all that we have said regarding...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 36

1879
...universe. " For Nature beats in perfect tune, And rounds with rhyme her every rune ; Whether she work on land or sea, Or hide underground her alchemy. Thou...the lake, But it carves the bow of beauty there, And ripples in rhyme the oar forsake.'' As yet no attempt has been made to show the utility of this promiscuous...
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Charnwood forest

Frederick Thompson Mott - Charnwood Forest (England) - 1868 - 144 pages
...earnest will, The world is full of rocks which need thy skill. 0! to w X I NOTES ON NATURAL SCENERY. Nature beats in perfect tune, And rounds with rhyme...there. And the ripples in rhymes the oar forsake. RW EMERSON. Picturesqueness is the characteristic of natural scenery. The beauty which results from...
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The Century, Volume 44

1892
...ideal beauty, that purest discovery of the soul, but in song he always recognized its visible reality. For Nature beats in perfect tune, And rounds with...there, And the ripples in rhymes the oar forsake. But, as I say, the recantation of beauty, by transcendentalists, realists, and impressionists alike,...
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