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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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Tennyson's Complete Works: (Including Queen Mary)

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1876
...lightflier move The minutes fledged with music ;'' and a (maid, Of those beside her,smote her harp.and sang. ,, Tears, idle tears, I know not what they (mean,...heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn-h'elds, And thinking of the days that are no more. „ Fresh as the first beam glittering on...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE,

WILLIAM F. GILL. - 1876
...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...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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A NEW LIBRARY OF POETRY AND SONG

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - 1876
...Uscx<J POEMS OF SORROW AND DEATH. SORROW AND ADVERSITY. RETROSPECTION. FROM "THE PRINCESS." TEAES, 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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History of English Literature, Volume 3

Hippolyte Taine - English literature - 1876
...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 heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the hnppy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. . . • "Dear as remember'd kisses...
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The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson: Poet Laureate

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - English poetry - 1877 - 365 pages
..."Let some one sing to us: lightllei move The minntes fledged with mnsic :" and a maid, Of those heside her, smote her harp, and sang. "Tears, idle tears,...heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Antnmu-flelds, And thinking of the days that ate no more. " Fresh as the first heam glittering orr...
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations

G.W. Carleton & Co - Quotations, English - 1877 - 340 pages
...TEARS are shed in playhouses than in churches. GUTHвIE, Gospel in Ezekiel, chap. xv. — 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, The Princess, canto IT. — The...
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Side-lights on Scripture Texts

Francis Jacox - Bible - 1877 - 376 pages
...wix. But how if the tears choke utterance? How then sing the home songs of Zion in a strange land ? "Tears from the depth of some divine despair, Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, . . . In thinking of the days that are no more," and of the native land that is very far off. And as Camoens...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1878 - 772 pages
...with drops of rain : No plaints find passage through unwilling ears. TASSO, by FAIRFAX. Tears, idle tears,— I know not what they mean, — Tears from...heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. TENNYSON : The Princess. As through the land...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 28 pages
...Will never come back to me, ALTKID Тигнтвож. THE DATS THAT ARE NO MORE. TKABS, idle tears 1 I know not what they mean. Tears, from the depth of...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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Ethics and Aesthetics of Modern Poetry

James Brown Selkirk - English poetry - 1878 - 237 pages
...able to look back upon its hallowed outline but with a longing and an infinite regret. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...some divine despair, Rise in the heart and gather in the eyes, When looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. This...
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