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" I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even; He sings the song, but it cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to my ear, they sang to my eye. "
Select Essays and Poems - Page 77
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
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The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1842 - 468 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument ' Thy life to thy neighbour's creed hath lent, All are needed by each one; Nothing is fair or good alone. I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Dinging at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even, — He sings the song,...
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The Poets and Poetry of America

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 476 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed hath lent, All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good...alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even, — He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky, He sang...
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1846 - 254 pages
...sighed, yet blessed the lad : Some deemed him0 wondrous wise, and some believed hime mad. — .HcAiitic,. I thought the sparrow's note « from heaven, Singing...alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even, — Tie sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky, .//is sang...
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A Practical Grammar of the English Language

Noble Butler - English language - 1846 - 254 pages
...deemed him« wondrous wise, and some believed hime mad. — Beattle. I thought the sparrow's note e from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even, — He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river nnd sky, He sang...
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The Pioneer: Or, Leaves from an Editor's Portfolio

Henry Clapp - American literature - 1846 - 208 pages
...round yon distant height; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent: All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good alone. I sought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough ; I brought him home in his...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 251 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good...alder bough ; I brought him home, in his nest, at even ; He sings the song, but it pleases not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky; — He sang...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1847 - 199 pages
...round yon Alpine height; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed has lent: All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good alone. "Why should the vest on him allure, Which I could not on me endure ? Not from a vain or shallow thought...
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The Poets and Poetry of America: To the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1852 - 550 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Xor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed hath lent, All are needed by each one ; Nothing is fair or good...alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even, — He sings the song, but it pleases not now, for I did not bring home the river and sky, He san?...
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Our Native Songsters

Anne Pratt - Birds - 1852 - 350 pages
...this bird that the poet wrote : — " I thought the sparrow's note from heaven Singing at dawn, from the alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even, — He sings the song, but it pleases not now ; For I did not bring home the river and sky ; He sang...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 472 pages
...round yon Alpine height ; Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbour's creed has lent : All are needed by each one, Nothing is fair or good...alder bough ; I brought him home in his nest at even ; — He sings the song, but it pleases not now ; For I did not bring home the river and sky ; He sang...
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