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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 264
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes : it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is Christianized, it is rich,...and a bill of exchange in his pocket, and the naked New Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and an undivided twentieth of a shed to sleep...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 303 pages
...is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes : it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich,...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes: it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is christianised, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts....
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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
...is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes ; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich,...For everything that is given something is taken.' — Essay ii., p. 85. ' Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1842
...only apparent, like the workers of ;i treadmill. It undergoes continual changes ; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is n»t amelioration. For everything that is given something is taken.' — Essay ii., p. 85. ' Society...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 13

1848
...recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes : it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich it...and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the well clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil, and a bill of exchange in his...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 54

1851
...side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a tread-mill." " For everything that is given something is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts." " The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. He is supported on crutches,...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich,...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For every thing that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts....
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes F continual changes: it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich,...and a bill of exchange in his pocket, and the naked New Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and an undivided twentieth of a shed to sleep...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 13

1848
...recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes : it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich it...and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the well clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil, and a bill of exchange in his...
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