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" They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the Devil's child, I will live then from the Devil." No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after... "
Essays - Page 42
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
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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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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...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 then from the devil." No law can be sacred...the only right is what is after my constitution, the 6. Would one necessarily be made better by living alone ? What kind of liberty does one give up in...
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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
...not from above ;' I replied : ' They do not 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...constitution ; the only wrong, what is against it." . . . . " Perhaps, if we should meet Shnkspcare, we should not be conscious of any steep inferiority...
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Human nature, a philosophical exposition of the divine institution of reward ...

Human nature - 1844
...in its place. All relative degrees of good and evil derive their classification from this source. " Good and bad are but names very readily transferable...constitution, the only wrong what is against it."* A philosophical and true standard of right and wrong, good and evil, to which every action may be referred,...
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Human Nature: A Philosophical Exposition of the Divine Institution of Reward ...

1844 - 91 pages
...in its place. All relative degrees of good and evil derive their classification from this source. " Good and bad are but names very readily transferable...constitution, the only wrong what is against it."* A philosophical and true standard of right and wrong, good and evil, to which every action may be referred,...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 54

1851
...authority above his own nature, simply because no such authority exists. " No law," writes Emerson, " can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and...after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it."f There are occasional irreverences in the writings of Emerson to which we decidedly object, and...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Orestes Augustus Brownson - 1845
...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 transferable to this or that ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong is what is against it."...
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Brownson's quarterly review

1845
...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 transferable to this or that ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong is what is against it."...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...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 then from the devil." No law can be sacred...carry himself in the presence of all opposition as if everything were titular and ephemeral but he. I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges...
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