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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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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers ..., Volume 19

Chambers's journal - 1863
...more hear in this world, and I am a child once more by the side of the unchangeful sea. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean — tears from the...despair, rise in the heart and gather to the eyes, whenever this odour greets me, and even Latin Terse refuses to perform its critical function. ' There...
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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Art

Literature - 1863
...world, and I am a child once more by the side of the uncharigeful sea. Tears, idle tears, I know nui what they mean — tears from the depth of some divine...despair, rise in the heart and gather to the eyes, whenever this odour greets mcC and even Latin verserefuses to purform its critical function. 306 307...
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Essays on Social Subjects: From the Saturday Review

Conduct of life - 1864 - 305 pages
...which express so well our idea of the pathetic as Tennyson's " divine despair " : — " 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." Something of the irrevocable — of loss...
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Hand-book of Calisthenics and Gymnastics: A Complete Drill-book for Schools ...

James Madison Watson - Calisthenics - 1864 - 388 pages
...poems, the degree of force is between the loud and the moderate. THE DAYS THAT ARE NO MORE. Tears, idle tears ! I know not what they mean, Tears, from the...heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Ah, sad and strange as in dark summer dawns...
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Poetry of the Year: Passages from the Poets Descriptive of the Seasons

American poetry - 1864 - 128 pages
...chattering discord in 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...despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, fn looking on the happy Autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. TENNYSON. A DAY IN...
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The Hibernian Magazine. ..., Issues 1-6

English literature - 1864
...purely delicate in illustration, or symmetrical in form, was ever turned to shape. •'Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth...of some divine despair Rise in the heart and gather in the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields And thinking on the days that are no more. Fresh...
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Peculiar. Ed. by W. Howitt. Authorized ed, Volume 1

Epes Sargent - 1864
...parted, each retiring to his state-room for repose. CHAPTER XII. THE STORY OF ESTELLE. Tears, 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 happy autumn-fields And thinking of the...
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Frederick Rivers, Independent Parson

Florence Williamson, William Kirkus - 1864 - 400 pages
..." Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some divine despair, Bise in the heart and gather to the eyes In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more." But did autumn and winter, with fire and...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...long, That on the stretched forefinger of all time, Sparkle forever. The Princess. Canto u. 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. Ibid. Canto Iv. Dear as remembered kisses...
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ESSAYS ON SOCIAL SUBJECTS

1865
...which express so well our idea of the pathetic as Tennyson's " divine despair " : — " 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. " Something of the irrevocable — of loss...
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