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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. Fresh as the first beam glittering on... "
Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ... - Page 183
by Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 pages
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Realmah, Volume 2

Sir Arthur Helps - 1868 - 336 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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Charlie Villars at Cambridge, Volume 2

George Loftus Tottenham - 1868 - 380 pages
...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 - 476 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 wicket-gate, and was passing...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 18

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1868 - 570 pages
...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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Eyes of Love: The Gaze in English and French Paintings and Novels, 1840-1900

Stephen Kern - Arts, English - 1996 - 304 pages
...'Tears, Idle Tears'. Its first stanza also describes the eyes of lost innocence: Tears, idle tears, 1 know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some...heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. Eyes dimmed with regret and rilled with tears...
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Modern Classics of Fantasy

Gardner R. Dozois - Fiction - 1997 - 676 pages
...a moment, and Mole knew that he could expect a bit of poetry. And so the Rat recited: "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." "Hmmm," said the Mole, moved but unsure...
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Evangelism Is. . .

Clinton M. Marsh - Religion - 1998 - 156 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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Heartlight

Marion Zimmer Bradley - Fiction - 1999 - 420 pages
...preyed upon his mind more and more. TWENTY-FOUR SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1998 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. — ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON THE YEARS PASS...
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Proust Among the Stars

Malcolm Bowie - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 374 pages
...too. The withheld weeping upon which Albertine disparue ends is reminiscent of Tennyson's 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. The narrator's tears are a symptom without...
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Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears

Tom Lutz - Crying - 2001 - 358 pages
...Tears," suggests that tears are always explainable, and at the same time always ineffable: "Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, /Tears from the...and gather to the eyes, / In looking on the happy autumn-fields, / And thinking of the days that are no more." He can list their causes — divine despair,...
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