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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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Essays on Social Subjects from the Saturday Review

Anne Mozley - Conduct of life - 1865 - 351 pages
...which express so well our idea of the pathetic as Tennyson's " divine despair " : — t " 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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Poems, chiefly lyrical, compiled and arranged by G.H. Strutt

George H Strutt - 1866 - 240 pages
...one source their smiles and tears ! 11. Glassfuni Bell. CXX. THE DAYS THAT ARE NO MORE. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking at the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Fresh as the first beam glittering...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe, with a Selection of His ...

Edgar Allan Poe - 1866 - 280 pages
...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...despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In iooking on the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Fresh as the first beam...
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Passages from the auto-biography of a 'man of Kent' [R. Cowtan] ed. by ...

Robert Cowtan - 1866
...face of nature, and think of those I love, I weep — " Tears, idle tears, I know not what they menn, 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." In parting with my book, and with my readers,...
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Translations Into English and Latin

Charles Stuart Calverley - English poetry - 1866 - 279 pages
...Illius, illius Da, quicquid audit : nec silebunt Qui numeri placuere vivo. TEARS, IDLE TEARS. TEARS, idle tears, 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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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - Quotations - 1867 - 715 pages
...Warm from my aged eyes descend, For joy, to think, when I am dead, TEABS — comttnued. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, to gather in the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no...
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Ersilia: or, The ordeal

Ersilia - 1867 - 406 pages
...tiresome song of Blumenthal's ; you have sung nothing else since Sir Harry sent it you. " Tears, idle tears ! I know not what they mean ! Tears from the depth of some divine despair, Rise from the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking at the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - 383 pages
...And bring back the features which joy used to wear. MOORE. Irish Melodies. RECOLLECTIONS. TEARS, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Bise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the...
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Realmah, Volume 2

Sir Arthur Helps - 1868 - 619 pages
...wine, was a melancholy individual: "Eheu fugaces, Postume, Postume, Labuntur anni," &c. "Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth...Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes In looking at the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more." Of course, I brought in my...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 18

1868
...also Pope, Swift, Byron, Shelley, Cowper, and the rest of them. I gave him Tennyson's " Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean. Tears from the depth...Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes In looking at the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more." Of course, I brought in my...
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