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" If it were only for a vocabulary, the scholar would be covetous of action. Life is our dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors; in town; in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in science... "
The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 28
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labours; in town—m the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendour of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labours ; in town—in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendour of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...Years are well spent in country labors ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 pages
...Years are well spent in country labors ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 290 pages
...Years are well spent in country labours ; in town — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendour of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays ..., Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 942 pages
...Years are well spent in country labours ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactories ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...perceptions. I learn immediately from any speaker how much ne has already lived, through the poverty or the splendour of his speech. Life lies behind us as the...
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Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 pages
...Years are well spent in country labors ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science; in art; to the one end of mastor'.ng in all their facts a language by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions, immediately...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...Years are well spent in country labors ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and cope-stones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...Years are well spent in country labors ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and cope-stones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Nature: Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 372 pages
...Years are well spent in country labors; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science;...all their facts a language by which to illustrate aud embody our perceptions. I learn iiumediately from any speaker how much lie has already lived, through...
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