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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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The National Review, Volume 4

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 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 depth of somo divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn-fields,...
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Beautiful poetry, selected by the ed. of The Critic, Volume 5

Beautiful poetry - 1858
...humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever breath'd. DECKER. PAST DAYS. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...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, That brings our friends...
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Hanworth. Orig. publ. in Fraser's magazine

Hanworth - 1858
...at you. I am always telling him it is so foolish to cry ; and indeed I think it is.' ' " Tears, idle tears. I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth of some divine despair," ' said Mrs. Ramsay. ' Pray do not ; it is so bad for me,' said Vernon. ' You are raising the waters...
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Poetry of the Year: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of the Seasons ...

Seasons - 1859 - 110 pages
...their note. THOMSON. A DAY IN AUTUMN. 101 TEARS. (FROM "THE PRINCESS.") "? *•/"* *" ' 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. TENNYSON. A DAY IN AUTUMN. TIIEKE was not,...
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The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe: Poems and tales

Edgar Allan Poe - 1859
...tha earth, earthy. What I am about to read is from his last long poem, "The Princess:" Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eves, In looking on the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Fresh as the...
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Revue des deux mondes

France - 1859
...fondre au bord des paupières en larmes mélancoliques : TearB, idle tears, I know not what tbey mcan, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in...heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Cette froideur e\quise pénètre tous les...
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Nightingale Valley: A Collection, Including a Great Number of the Choicest ...

William Allingham - 1860 - 288 pages
...love indeed, who quake to say they love. SIR PHILIP SIDNEY. SONG. [FROM " THE PRINCESS."] 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. Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,...
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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

Quotations - 1861 - 338 pages
...tears of the mourners of this. WHITTIEE. Tears are the noble language of the eye. HEERIUK. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the hcart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that...
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Poems of Old Age

Old age in literature - 1861 - 128 pages
...whispers unto me My life is gently waning to its evening: calm, THE DAYS THAT ARE NO MORE. TEARS, idle tears, I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth of some divine despair Kise in the heart, and gather in the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn field, And thinking of the...
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Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate

Henry Southgate - 1862
...sad my fancy views, — • Visions of long-departed joys. W, JÎ. Spenser, PAST DAYS. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth...In looking on the happy autumn-fields, And thinking on the days that aro no moro. Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail That brings our friends...
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