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" We imitate; and what is imitation but the travelling of the mind? Our houses are built with foreign taste; our shelves are garnished with foreign ornaments; our opinions, our tastes, our faculties lean, and follow the Past and the Distant. "
The Essay on Self-reliance - Page 43
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 pages
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and the universal system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...at home. We imitate ; and what is imitation but the traveling of the mind? Our houses are built with foreign taste ; our shelves are garnished with foreign...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and the universal system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...mistress. The soul created the arts wherever they have nourished. It was in his own mind that the artist sought his model. It was an application of his own...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and the universal system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...travelling of the mind ? Our houses are built with foretgn taste ; our shelves are garnished with foreign ornaments ; our opinions, our tastes, our whole...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...whole intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and our system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...foreign ornaments ; our opinions, our tastes, our faculties, lean, and follow the Past and the Distant. The soul created the arts wherever they have...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and the universal system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...and what is imitation but the travelling of the mind 1 Our houses are built with foreign taste ; our shelves are garnished with foreign ornaments ; our...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...whole intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and our system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...foreign ornaments ; our opinions, our tastes, our faculties, lean, and follow the Past and the Distant. The soul created the arts wherever they have...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...whole intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and our system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...foreign ornaments ; our opinions, our tastes, our faculties, lean, and follow the Past and the Distant. The soul created the arts wherever they have...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...whole intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and our system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...with foreign ornaments; our opinions, our tastes, our faculties lean, and follow the Past and the Distant. The soul created the arts wherever they have flourished....
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1856 - 552 pages
...vagabond, and the universal system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies arc forced to stay at home. We imitate; and what is imitation...houses are built with foreign taste ; our shelves arc garnished with foreign ornaments; our opinions, our tastes, our whole minds lean, and follow the...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1858 - 740 pages
...intellectual action. The intellect is vagabond, and the universal system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay...; our shelves are garnished with foreign ornaments ; onr opinions, our tastes, our whole minds lean, and follow the past and the distant, as the eyes...
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