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" If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. Far or forgot to me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are... "
Essays and Poems of Emerson - Page 470
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
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The Bibliotheca Sacra and Biblical Repository, Volume 18

1861
...Emerson seized the spirit of this passage in hi« rendering : — " If the red slayer think he slays, Or the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again ; " etc. This passage from our poem was adopted from the Katha Upanishad, wlirrj i lie English version...
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Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 18

1861
...Emerson seized the spirit of this passage in his rendering : — " If the red slayer think he slays, Or the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and nun again ; " etc. This passage fiom our poem was adopted from the Kaiha Upanishad, where ihe English...
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May-day, and Other Pieces

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1867 - 205 pages
...were guessed. OCCASIONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PIECES. BRAHMA. TF the red slayer think he slays, •*• Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear ; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out ; When...
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The Gist of Spiritualism: Viewed Scientifically, Philosophically ...

Warren Chase - 1867 - 118 pages
...Emerson, entitled " Brahma," may serve as my text for this evening. " If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear ; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out ; When...
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National Sermons: Sermons, Speeches and Letters on Slavery and Its War: from ...

Gilbert Haven - 1869 - 656 pages
...stands behind them, and whispers in their affrighted ears, — " If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and come again." The slain knew he was not slain. No man ever went to a martyr's death with such assurance...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1871 - 789 pages
...word the vessel brings Is the word they wish to hear. RALi'H BRAHMA. IF the red slayer think he slays, 2 1 keep, and pass, and turn again. Far or forgot to me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ;...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1872 - 789 pages
...brings Is the word they wish to hear. RALPH WALDO E.MHKSOX BRAHMA. IF the red slayer think he slays, nguin. POEMS OF SENTIMENT AND REFLECTION. 61 5 •a Far or forgot to me is near ; Shadow and sunlight...
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The Basic Outline of Universology: An Introduction to the Newly Discovered ...

Stephen Pearl Andrews - 1872 - 764 pages
...Thing is in its very GROUND one and the same. BRAHMA.— RW EMERSON. If the Red Slayer think he slays, Or if the Slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep and pass and torn again. Far or forgot to me is near, Sunlight and Shadow are tho same, The vanished Gods to me...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - 1873 - 789 pages
...brings Is the word they wish to hear. "RALPH WALDO EUERSOX BRAHMA. IF the red slayer think he slays, irloom, Handed down from mother to child, through...long generations. But a celestial brightness, a more POEMS OF SENTIMENT AND REFLECTION. 615 Far or forgot to me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same...
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Diversions of the Echo Club: A Companion to the "Autocrat of the Breakfast ...

Bayard Taylor - 1873 - 192 pages
...leave her out), and therefore quite unmoved by anything we may do. Don't you remember the lines ; — " Far or forgot to me is near, Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear, And one to me are shame and fame." THE ANCIENT. You are right, Zoi'lus,...
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