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" Why drag about this corpse of your memory lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public place? Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then? "
Essays - Page 52
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated...memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand -eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your...
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated...memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated...memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand -eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated...memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new da}r. Trust your...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated te"thte or that public place? Suppose you should contradict...memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousandeyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your emotion....
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 12; Volume 76

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1842
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated...Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then?'— Essay ii., p. 57. Why — it depends on the kind and frequency of the contradiction. Nature is not...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1842
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated in this or that public places' Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then:'' — Essay ii., p. 57. Why — it depends...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated...memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated...that public place ? Suppose you should contradict yourself—what then ? It seems to be a rule of wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, scarcely...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...But why should you keep your head over your shoulder ? Why drag about this monstrous corpse of your memory, lest you contradict somewhat you have stated...memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your...
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