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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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Charlie Villars at Cambridge, Volume 2

George Loftus Tottenham - 1868
...passing away, brings with it a sigh as sad as the memories of the past were sweet : — ' Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...despair, Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In thinking of the days that are no more.' Still, to return to the present ; there is no denying that...
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Margaret Torrington ; Or, The Voyage of Life

Emma Jane Worboise - 1868 - 461 pages
...this world's impress is departing. But it was only for a moment that I indulged in the tears that " Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking f the days that arc no more;" the next minute I had gone through the...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 18

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1868
...Pope, Swift, Byron, Shelley, Cowper, and the rest of them. I gave him Tennyson's " Tears, idle tears, 1 know not what they mean. Tears from the depth of some divine despair liise in the heart aud gather to the eyes In looking at the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - Quotations, English - 1869 - 458 pages
...That on the stretched forefinger of all time, Sparkle for ever. Tiie 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. lbid. Canto iv. Dear as remembered kisses...
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Found dead, by the author of 'Blondel Parva'.

James Payn - 1869
...another. She wept — the poor lady — but they were not tears of bitter sorrow ; tears, rather, which From the depth of some divine despair, Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, On looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. She was sorrowful,...
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The Poetical Works

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1870 - 246 pages
...in broider'd down we sank Our elbows : on a tripod in the midst A fragrant flame rose, and before ns glow'd Fruit, blossom, viand, amber wine, and gold....heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Antumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. "Fresh as the first beam glittering on a...
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Pericula urbis, a satire, and other exercises in Latin, Greek, and English verse

William Moore - 1870 - 88 pages
...: ea sola homini jam gratia restat Tu quidcunque facis, misero ingratoque videri. VIII. 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. Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,...
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History of English Literature, Volume 2

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1871
...And here and there, too, we perceive the deep expression of their large dreamy eyes: ' Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn-fields, And tbinking of the days that are no more. . . . Dear as remember'd kisses after death, And sweet as those...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...If'" K <* I 1 POEMS OF SORROW AND ADVERSITY. RETROSPECTION. FHOM "THE PRINCESS." TEARS, idle yet so wicked too ? Did Katy love a naughty man, Or...cheeks than one ? I warrant Katy did no more Than many autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,...
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Songs of Home: Selected from Many Sources ; with Numerous Illustrations from ...

American poetry - 1871 - 176 pages
...use, And whose sight makes such fond tears start ! WILLIAM Cox BEXXETT. THE DAYS THAT ARE NO MORE. 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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