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" What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?" my friend suggested, — "But these impulses may be from below, not from above." I replied, "They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the Devil's child. I will live... "
Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 47
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...enunciation of this principle, wholly owe their origin to his peculiar phraseology. Thus he says, " No law can be sacred to me, but that of my nature." Now there has been such a vast clatter made concerning the light of nature, and natural reason, that...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...church. On my saying, What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within ? my friend suggested — " But these impulses may be...to me to be such ; but if I am the devil's child, 1 will live then from the devil.' No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are...
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The New-York Review, Volume 8

1841
...below," our author records his answer — the only one, indeed, which can be made with his premises — " They do not seem to me to be such ; but if I am the devil's child, I will live then from the devil;" (pp. 41, 42.) and the answer is proof enough that the rule, alone, cannot be a safe one. It makes,...
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The New-York Review, Volume 8; Volumes 15-16

Francis Lister Hawks, Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - 1841
...below," our author records his answer — the only one, indeed, which can be made with his premises — " They do not seem to me to be such ; but if I am the devil's child, 1 will live then from the devil;" (pp. 41, 42.) and the answer is proof enough that the rule, alone,...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...enunciation of this principle, wholly owe their origin to his peculiar phraseology. Thus he says, " No law can be sacred to me, but that of my nature." Now there has been such a vast clatter made concerning the light of nature, and natural reason, that...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 15

1844
...on my saying ' what have I to do with the sacredness of tradition?, if I live wholly from within,' my friend suggested, " But these impulses may be from...seem to me to be such, but if I am the devil's child, J will live then from the devil!' No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are...
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Brownson's quarterly review

1845
...traditions, if I live wholly from within? .... But these impulses may be from below, not from above They do not seem to me to be such ; but if I am the devil's child, I will live from the devil. No law is sacred to me but the law of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Orestes Augustus Brownson - 1845
...traditions, if I live wholly from within ? . . . . But these impulses may be from below, not from above They do not seem to me to be such ; but if I am the devil's child, I will live from the devil. No law is sacred to roe but the law of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...On my saying : " What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?" my friend suggested — " But these impulses may be...to be such ; but if I am the devil's child, I will lire then from the devil." No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names...
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Montaigne: The Endless Study...

Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet - 1850
...On my saying, ' What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within ?' my friend suggested, — ' But these impulses may...to me to be such ; but if I am the devil's child, I * Essays, 1 Series, p. 259. will then live from the devil.' No law can be sacred to me, but that of...
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