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" Instantly the book becomes noxious; the guide is a tyrant. The sluggish and perverted mind of the multitude, slow to open to the incursions of Reason, having once so opened, having once received this book, stands upon it and makes an outcry if it is disparaged.... "
The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 21
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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The Microcosm: Or, Little World of Home, Volumes 1-3

1835
...start wrong, who set out from accepted dogmas, not from their own sight of principles. Meek young mea grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke and Bacon were only young...
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The Boston Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1838
...becomes noxious. Colleges are built on it. Books are written on it by thinkers, not by Man Thinking. Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 15

1844
...communication. Nothing can be greater than tí." In an oration to our scholars, he encourages them with : " Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given ; forgetful that Cicero, Locke and Bacon were only young...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...tyrant. We sought a brother, and lo! a governor. The sluggish and perverted mind of the multitude, always slow to open to the incursions of Reason, having once...believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given; forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon, were only young...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...tyrant. We sought a brother, and lo! a governor. The sluggish and perverted mind of the multitude, always slow to open to the incursions of Reason, having once...believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given ; forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon, were only young...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...pure thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to cotemporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found,...believing it their duty to accept the views, which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...literature, afraid lest the youth become a bookworm, and not a man thinking. But how well he says : " Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views, which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 23

1851
...through, And my luncheon fast cooling ¡--this never will do. In the words of a living essayist, " Meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon have given, forgetful that Cicero, Locke and Bacon were only young...
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The New quarterly review, and digest of current literature, Volume 4

1855
...than dead " men of antiquity. He is not one of those " meek young men " of whom Emerson speaks, who "grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given ; forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon, were only young...
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Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 pages
...pure thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to cotemporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found,...believing it their duty to accept the views, which Cicero, which Locke, which Bacon, have given ; forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young...
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