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" Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what thev thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of... "
The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 245
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...and Milton, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men. but what they, thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: 1. What makes a poem conventional ? Is Longfellow's Psalm of Life conventional or original 1 What is...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...Plato, and Milton, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts : they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...and Milton, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great works...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...and Milton is, that they set at nought books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bard and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...and Milton,, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts : they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...Plato, and Milton, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts : they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...Plato, and Milton, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." " Kingdom and lordship, power and estate are a gaudier vocabulary than private John and Edward in a...
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The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America, Volume 1

Fredrika Bremer - 1853
...his own soul, is that they set books and traditions at nought, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts ; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great...
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THE HOMES OF THE NEW WORLD; IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA.

FREDRIKA BREMER. - 1853
...his own soul, is that they set books and traditions at naught, and spoke oot what men. but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...across his mind from within, more than the lustre oi the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his....
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The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America, Volume 1

Fredrika Bremer - 1854
...his own soul, is that they set books and traditions at naught, and spoke not what men. but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...across his mind from within, more than the lustre ol the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his....
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