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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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Ethics and æsthetics of modern poetry, by J.B. Selkirk

James Brown - 1878
...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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Into Smooth Waters

Mary Baskin - 1878 - 312 pages
...exquisite, mournful, lines : — " Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean — Tears from the depths 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. Dear as remembered kisses after death, And...
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A Tour of St. Louis; Or, The Inside Life of a Great City

Joseph A. Dacus, James William Buel - Saint Louis (Mo.) - 1878 - 554 pages
...if we become melancholy when we contemplate the universal reign of death. In such mood we know that "Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise In the heart and gather to the eyes." In such frame of mind we very naturally entertain sentiments of extreme aversion toward the ghoul-like...
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Books i. ii of the Aeneid of Vergil, ed. with notes by F. Storr

Publius Vergilius Maro - 1878
...' etc. 464 inanl] The sentiment is the same as in Tennyson's song in The Princess — ' Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise from the heart and gather in the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days...
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The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe - Fiction - 1975 - 1026 pages
...about to read is from his last long poem, "The Princess": Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mran, — hecause here it was, I knew, that all apparent...impossihilities must he proved to he not such in reality. " autumn- fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Fresh as the first heam glittering on a...
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742 Heart Warming Poems

1982 - 333 pages
...on Heaven's bright shore, There ain't nobody going to get old any more. Author Unknown 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...
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Words that Taste Good

Bill Moore - Poetry - 1987 - 175 pages
...particular bit reminds me of Tennyson: Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths 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. ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON A sort of sweet, rather...
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Rasikapriya of Keshavadasa

K.P. Bahadur - 1990 - 386 pages
...Lakshmana?' The words of Rama are full of shock and anguish, recalling Tennyson's famous lines : 'Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...despair Rise in the heart and gather to the eyes.' Later when he learns of Sïtâ's abduction through the bird, Jatäyu, it maddens him, and he wildly...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...But if we could see and hear, thrs Vision — were it not He? TEARS, IDLE TEARS Tears, idle tears, 1 know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some...happy autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that arc no more. Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail. That brings our friends up from the underworld,...
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Evangelism Is. . .

Clinton M. Marsh - Religion - 1998 - 152 pages
...us to "weep with those who weep" (Rom. 12:15). Tears flow unsummoned, as Tennyson wrote: Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth...despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Princess) Jeremiah was agonizing over the nation when he cried: "O that...
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