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" Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. "
The Princess: A Medley - Page 72
by Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1850 - 177 pages
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Knick-Knacks

L. GAYLORD CLARK - 1852
...irresistible inward sadness : and as we walked, these lines of TENNYSON came to mind : ' TEAKS, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair, Eise in the heart and gather to the eyes, In looking on the fading autumn fields, And thinking of the...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 24

1852
...moments of more intense emotion than all the magnificence of 'unfamiliar scenes, till for us too ' Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, find gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no...
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The Golden Present: A Gift for All Seasons

Mrs. J. Thayer - Gift books - 1853 - 128 pages
...BEEMKK. HOT very desolate that breast must be Whose only joyance is in memory. IEL The Past. TEARS, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...heart and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking on the days that are no more. Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail...
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Dwight's Journal of Music

John Sullivan Dwight - Music - 1853
...— Robert Schumann's Musical Life-Maxims. MEMORIES. FROM TENKTSOM'8 " PRINCESS." Tears, idle leurs, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Kise in the heart and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the...
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Autumn Hours and Fireside Reading

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - American literature - 1854 - 311 pages
...dresses and accessories. The song came in well as an introduction : Tears— Idle tears — I known not what they mean — Tears from the depth of some divine despair— Else in the heart, and gather to the ey0, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the...
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Autumn Hours and Fireside Reading

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - American literature - 1854 - 311 pages
...ldle tears — 1 known not what they mean— Tears from the depth of some divine despair— Blae la the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy antnmn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Dear as remembered kisses after death, And...
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Fashionable Life

Mary Henderson Eastman - 1856 - 394 pages
...chords, " I arranged the air to these beautiful words." She played part of the air as a prelude, and then sang: — <; Tears, idle tears, I know not what they...heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. " Fresh as the first beam glittering on a...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...longMss my whole soul through y lips, as simlight drinketh dew. The Princess. Canto iv. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Dear as remembered kisses after death, And...
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Heart Songs: A Book for the Gift-season

Miss E. Hedge - English poetry - 1856 - 144 pages
...bloom. FROM "THE PRINCESS." TEAKS, idle tears, I know not what they mean, — Tears from the depths of some divine despair, — Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail...
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The National Review

1857
...the other in the poem called the " Fountain." Tennyson's exquisite poem is well known : " Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean ; Tears from the...Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking ou the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Fresh as the first beam glittering...
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