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" Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his virtues. Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on... "
Essays - Page 46
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold. " Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception...the rule. There is the man and his virtues. Men do n hat is called a good action, at Home piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in...
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar, which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. 8. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception...apology or extenuation of their living in the world, — as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. Virtues are in the popular estimate rather the exception...apology or extenuation of their living in the world, — as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate,...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 11

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1841
...presence of all opposition as if every thing were titular and ephemeral but he." — p. 50. And, again, " Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception...apology or extenuation of their living in the world, — as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate,...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...virtues. Men do what is called a good action, n some piece of courage or charity, much as they would nay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parade....apology or extenuation of their living in the world, — as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate....
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by and by I shall have the manhood to withold. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception...apology or extenuation of their living in the world, — as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate,...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. Virtues are in the popular estimate rather the exception...as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world,—as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect •sweetness the independence of solitude. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception...as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world—as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate,...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. Virtues are in the popular estimate rather the exception...apology or extenuation of their living in the world, — as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate,...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. Virtues are in the popular estimate rather the exception than the rule. There is the man ami his virtues. Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as...
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