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" Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding. The books of an older period will not fit this. "
Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures - Page 84
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 pages
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The Microcosm: Or, Little World of Home, Volumes 1-3

1835
...pure thought that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to (»temporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found,...own books ; or rather, each generation for the next sueceeding. The books of an older period will not fit this. Yet hence arises a grave mischief. The...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...proportion to the depth of mind from which it issued, so high does it soar, so long does it sing. Or, I might say, it depends on how far the process had...mischief. The sacredness which attaches to the act of creation,—the act of thought,—is instantly transferred to the record. The poet, chanting, was felt...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to contemporaries, or rather, to the second age. Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or, rather, F2 each generation for the next succeeding. The books of an older period will not fit this. Hence,...
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Orations, Lectures and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 290 pages
...can by any means make a perfect vacuum, so neither can any artist entirely exclude the coventional, the local, the perishable from his book, or write...the act of creation, — the act of thought, — is instantly transferred to the record. The poet, chanting, was felt to be a divine man ; henceforth,...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...proportion to the depth of mind from which it issued, so high does it soar, so long does it sing. Or, I might say, it depends on how far the process had...transferred to the record. The poet chanting, was felt to he a divine man : henceforth the chant is divine also. The writer was a just and wise spirit: henceforward...
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Nature: Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 372 pages
...thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to contemporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found,...transferred to the record. The poet chanting, was felt to bo a divine man : henceforth the chant is divine also. The writer was a just and wise spirit : henceforward...
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Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson ..., Volume 5

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1880
...thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to contemporaries, or rather to the second age/ Each age, it is found,...not fit this. Yet hence arises a grave mischief. The sacrcduess which attaches to the act of creation — the act of thought — is transferred to the record....
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NATURE, ADDRESSES, AND LECTURES

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1883
...thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to contemporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found,...an older period will not fit this. Yet hence arises % grave mischief. The sacredness which attaches to the act of creation, the act of thought, is transferred...
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Works, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...thought, that shall be us efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to contemporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found,...an older period will not fit this. Yet hence arises » grave mischief. The sacredness which attaches to the act of creation, the act of thought, is transferred...
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Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 pages
...thought, that shall be as efficient, in all respects, to a remote posterity, as to contemporaries, or rather to the second age. Each age, it is found,...succeeding. The books of an older period will not fit this. \ Os Yet hence arises a grave mischief. The sacredness which attaches to the act of creation, the act...
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