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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. "
Favorite Poems - Page 20
by Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - 1877 - 96 pages
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 183

English essays - 1848 - 744 pages
...couches, a maiden was commanded to sing, and thus she sweetly sang : Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears, from the depth of some divine despair, Rise in the heart, aud gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn-fields And thinking of the days that are no...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - American poetry - 1832 - 1022 pages
...that is to be. -. . **A= [From The Princes!.] TEARS, IDLE TEARS. TEAKS, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair...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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The Quarterly review, Volume 82

1848 - 620 pages
...though scarcely fit for a harp accompaniment. It runs thus : — ' Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the henrt, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that...
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The Haileybury observer, Volumes 3-5

East India college - 1845 - 620 pages
...whole, but when far distant from our native land, we may some day find how true the song is, — how " Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eye, When thinking of the days that are no more." '• For woman lit not undevelopt man Hut diverse...
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The Daguerreotype, Volume 2

American periodicals - 1848 - 572 pages
...occurs at the close of the poem) : " ' Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from thi depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and...happy Autumn-fields, , And thinking of the days that arc no more. ', ' Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail, That brings oar friends up from the...
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American Literary Magazine, Volumes 1-3

1847 - 1230 pages
...learned women." Thus too, when one of them sings, the song is sad: " Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair...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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A country neighborhood, cont. The moat

Lady Emily Ponsonby - 1848 - 350 pages
...harshly of you — I think of you as I have ever done. Oh, how am I to live without you !" CHAPTER XXI. 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. TENNYSON. When Claude Hastings returned home...
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The American Literary Magazine, Volumes 1-2

1848 - 832 pages
...learned women." Thus too, when one of them sings, the song is sad: " 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 lookin? on the happy Autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. " Fresh as the first...
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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volume 7

Caroline Matilda Kirkland, John Seely Hart - Periodicals - 1850 - 462 pages
...Princess:" Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Riso in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on...That brings our friends up from the underworld, Sad ns the last which reddens over ono That sinks with all we love below the verge; So sud, so fresh, the...
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Poems, Volume 2

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson - English poetry - 1851 - 290 pages
...;" and a maid, Of those beside her, smote her harp, and sang : " Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean Tears from the depth of some divine despair...underworld, Sad as the last which reddens over one That sinl^s with all we love below the verge; So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more. " Ah. sad and...
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