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" The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind. The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass. 'The visible world and the relation of its parts, is the... "
Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures - Page 35
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 315 pages
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of...is the dial-plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus " the whole is greater than its part;" " reaction is equal...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of...is the dial-plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, " the whole is greater than its part;" " re-action is equal...
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Nature

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 74 pages
...we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, " the whole...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, " the whole...
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Merrimack: Or, Life at the Loom; a Tale

Day Kellogg Lee - 1854 - 353 pages
...Several admired particular sentences, while Milbank was struck with this : " The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind." I saw a world of meaning in the words, while Miss Mumby rubbed her eyes and called them downright nonsense....
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The Rose of Sharon: A Religious Souvenir, Volume 1847

Sarah Carter Edgarton Mayo - 1847
...artist, are determined by its presence and its purity. It is to cultivated religious minds alone, that ' the laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass.' The truth of this position cannot be shaken by any seeming contradiction of experience or history. Raffaelle...
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Patriotism, and Other Papers

Thomas Starr King - 1864 - 359 pages
...artist, are determined by its presence and its purity. It is to cultivated religious minds alone, that " the laws of moral nature answer to , those of matter as face to face in a glass." The truth of this position cannot be shaken by any seeming contradiction of experience or history. Eaffaelle...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 290 pages
...we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of...is the dial-plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus "the whole is greater than its part;" "reaction is equal...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Comprising His Essays ..., Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 448 pages
...we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, " the whole...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...The word is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is LANGUAGE. Ia metaphor of the human mind. The laws of moral nature...is the dial-plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, " the whole is greater than its part " ; " reaction is...
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