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" They fade in the light of Their meaning sublime. 'The fiend that man harries Is love of the Best; Yawns the pit of the Dragon, Lit by rays from the Blest. The Lethe of Nature Can't trance him again, Whose soul sees the perfect, Which his eyes seek in... "
Tufts College Graduate - Page 75
1911
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 9

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904
...? Who has mixed my boy's bread ? Who, with sadness and madness, Has turned my child's head ? ' " 2 I heard a poet answer Aloud and cheerfully, " Say...sweet Sphinx ! thy dirges Are pleasant songs to me. Deep love lieth under These pictures of time ; They fade in the light of Their meaning sublime. " The...
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The Arena, Volume 31

United States - 1904
...evils not her own. Thus the poet begins his song and answer. Says some historian of the dialogue : "I heard a poet answer Aloud and cheerfully, "Say on, sweet Sphinx! thy dirge* Are pleasant songs to me. Deep love lieth under These pictures of time; They fade in the light...
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The Arena, Volume 39

1908
...with something of the deep spiritual sense that complements the reasoning function of man, speaks: "I heard a poet answer Aloud and cheerfully, 'Say...sweet Sphinx! thy dirges Are pleasant songs to me. Deep love lieth under These pictures of time; They fade in the light of Their meaning sublime. '"The...
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The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson ... Fireside Edition, Volume 9

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909
...cup? Who has mixed my boy's bread? Who, with sadness and madness, Has turned my child's head ? ' * I heard a poet answer Aloud and cheerfully, "Say on, sweet Sphinx! thy dirge* Are pleasant songs to me. Deep love lieth under These pictures of time; They fade in the light...
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A Manual of Spiritual Fortification

English poetry - 1910 - 295 pages
...sphere:— ' Who has drugged my boy's cup ? Who has mixed my boy's bread? Who, with sadness and madness, I heard a poet answer, Aloud and cheerfully, "Say...sweet Sphinx! thy dirges Are pleasant songs to me. Deep love lieth under These pictures of time; They fade in the light of Their meaning sublime. "The...
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American Poems (1625-1892)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - American poetry - 1912 - 669 pages
...bread ? Who with sadness and madness Has turned the man-child's head ? ' " I heard a poet answer 65 Aloud and cheerfully: "Say on, sweet Sphinx! thy dirges Are pleasant songs to me. Deep love lieth under These pictures of time; 70 They fade in the light of Their meaning sublime. "The...
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A Manual of Mystic Verse: Being a Choice of Meditative and Mystic Poems

Louise Collier Willcox - English poetry - 1917 - 295 pages
...boy's cup ? Who has mixed my boy's bread? Who, with sadness and madness. Has turned my child's head?'" I heard a poet answer, Aloud and cheerfully, "Say...sweet Sphinx! thy dirges Are pleasant songs to me. Deep love lieth under These pictures of time; They fade in the light of Their meaning sublime. "The...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
...cup? Who has mixed my boy's bread? Who, with sadness and madness, Has turned the man-child's head?'" I heard a poet answer Aloud and cheerfully, "Say on,...sweet Sphinx! thy dirges Are pleasant songs to me; Deep love lieth under These pictures of time; They fade in the light of Their meaning sublime. "The...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Poetry - 2007 - 328 pages
...Who has mixed my boy's bread ? Who, with sadness and madness, Has turned the man-child's head ? " * I heard a poet answer Aloud and cheerfully, * Say on, sweet Sphinx S thy dirges Are pleasant songs to me ; Deep love lleth under These pictures of time ; 70 They fade...
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Poet Lore, Volume 12

Drama - 1900
...bread? Who, with sadness and madness, Has turned my child's head? " Poe was not the poet to answer cheerfully " Say on, sweet Sphinx ! thy dirges Are pleasant songs to me." He was never Platonist and optimist enough to enjoy the resignation sung in that poem. The first utterances...
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