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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6243
AUTHOR:Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
QUOTATION:        If eyes were made for seeing,
Then Beauty is its own excuse for being. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:The Rhodora.
 
Note 1.
See Mrs. Browning: Aurora Leigh, Book I:
        The beautiful seems right,
  By force of beauty. [back]
 

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