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" The mind of this country, taught to aim at low objects, eats upon itself. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. "
Essays, Lectures and Orations - Page 342
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
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Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume 2

Harriet Martineau - 1838 - 239 pages
...preparation, to the American scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be...taught to. aim at low objects, eats upon itself. There *ยป no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise, who begin...
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The Boston Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1838
...The world is nothing, the man is all." " We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The American freeman is already suspected to be timid,...fat." " The scholar is decent, indolent, complaisant. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant." " What is the remedy ? If the single...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be...eats upon itself. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be...eats upon itself. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated...
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Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 pages
...preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be...eats upon itself. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays ..., Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 942 pages
...preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be...eats upon itself. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 290 pages
...preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be...eats upon itself. There is no work for -any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men. of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated...
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Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 pages
...preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. Public and private a_vajice_ make the air we breathe thick and fat. The scholar is decent, indolent, complaisant. See...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be...eats upon itself. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be...eats upon itself. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our shores, inflated...
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