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" ... interesting, silly, eloquent, troublesome. He cumbers himself never about consequences, about interests; he gives an independent, genuine verdict. You must court him; he does not court you. But the man is as it were clapped into jail by his consciousness.... "
Essays - Page 49
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with 4dat, he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy...observed, observe again from the same unaffected, unbiased, unbribable, unaffrighted innocence, must always be formidable, must always engage the poet's...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...verdict. You must court him : he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with eclat, be is a committed person, watched by the sympathy or the hatred of hundreds, whose affections must...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...verdict. You must court him; he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...observed, observe again from the same unaffected, unbiased, unbribable, unaffrighted innocence, must always be formidable, must always engage the poet's...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...verdict. You must court him : he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...pass again into his neutral, godlike independence! AVho can thus lose all pledge, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected, unbiassed,...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...verdict. You must court him: he does not court you. - But a man is, as it were, clapped into gaol by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...account. There is no Lethe for this. Ah ! that he could again into his neutral, god-like independence. Who can thus lose all pledge, and having observed, observe...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...it were, clapped into gaol by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with tcltit, he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy...account. There is no Lethe for this. Ah ! that he could pan again into his neutral, god-like independence. Who can thus lose all pledge, and having observed,...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...verdict. You must court him : he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...verdict. You must court him : he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 pages
...does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped intojail by his consciousness. As soon as lie" has once acted or spoken with eclat, he is a committed...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from1 the same unaffected,...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...verdict. You must court him : he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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