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" It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. "
Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series - Page 55
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841
...to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect...objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to yon, is, that it scatters your force. It loses your time, and blurs the impression of your character....
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. 10. The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force....
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 64

1868
...to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. || To apply a verse of Keble's, let the world take him as it may, he will not change his road. Or as...
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is be who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect...If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible Society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like...
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The Monthly Review

1842
...conforming to dead usages, and also relative to the magnanimity required from the non-conformist : — " The objection to conforming to usages that have become...If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead bible society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like...
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The Unitarian Annual Register, for the Year ...

1845
...to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — RW Emerson. Have glazed the snow, and clothed the trees with ice, When the slant sun of February...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...to live after the world's opinion ; it is easy in solitude to live after our own ; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect •sweetness the independence of solitude. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...world tolive after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live afier our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect...If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible -society, vote with a great party either for the Government or against it, spread your table...
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A New Elucidation of the Principles of Speech and Elocution: A Full ...

Alexander Melville Bell - 1849 - 311 pages
...the world's opinion ; - it is easy - in solitude - to live - after our own ; - but - the great man - is he - who, - in the midst - of the crowd, - keeps...perfect sweetness - the independence - of solitude. The material cause, — the trumpet - sounds - because - 'tis made - of metal. The formal cause, — the...
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Papers on Wesleyan matters

...to live after the world's opinion : it is easy in solitude to live after our own. But the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of his character. THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW, says :• — "Chalmers in Scotland, Arnold in England, and...
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