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" ... German, Italian, sometimes not a French book in the original, which I can procure in a good version. I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon... "
Alph Waldo Emerson - Page 52
by Alexander Ireland - 1882
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The Lafayette Monthly, Volume 3

1872
...for himself by Mr. Emerson : " I should as soon think of swimming across Charles river, when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals,...I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue." Very well. But Mr. Emerson has long since ceased to be a college student. But who cannot use translations...
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Society and Solitude: Twelve Chapters

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870 - 284 pages
...from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother-tongue. For history there is great choice of ways to bring the student through early Rome. If...
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Old and New, Volume 2

Edward Everett Hale - 1870
...traduttori, — but I thank them. ... I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother-tongue." This is the first considerable American attempt at the translation of Homer ; and we...
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Society and Solitude: Twelve Chapters

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870 - 300 pages
...from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when ' I have them rendered for me in my mother-tongue. For history there is great choice of ways to bring the student through early Rome. If...
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Culture, Behavior, Beauty: Books, Art Eloquence. Power, Wealth, Illusions

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870 - 319 pages
...from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother-tongue. For history there is great choice of ways to bring the student through early Rome. If...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 41

1870
...insight or broad human sentiment I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River j when I wish to go to Boston as of reading all my books in originals when I have them render! ed for me in my mother-tongue. " This sentiment, uttered by so scholarly a man as Emerson,...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 pages
...procure in a good version. ... I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals,...when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue. Books. HENRY W. LONGFELLOW. Look, then, into thine heart, and write ! Voices of the Night. Prelude....
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English Songs from Foreign Tongues

Frederick William Ricord - 1879 - 216 pages
...from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mother-tongue." It may be claimed for the English speech that it has some advantages over every other...
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Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson ..., Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1880
...from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals,...I have them rendered for me in my mother' tongue. For history there is great choice of ways to bring the student through early Rome. If he can read Livy,...
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American Prose: Hawthorne: Irving: Longfellow: Whittier: Holmes: Lowell ...

1880 - 424 pages
...from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals, when I have them rendered for me in my mothertongue. For history there is great choice of ways to bring the student through early Rome. If...
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