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" It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made that we exist.* That discovery is called the Fall of Man. Ever afterwards we suspect our instruments. We have learned that we do not see directly, but mediately, and that we have... "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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Essays, Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1844 - 313 pages
...them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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Essays, Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1844 - 313 pages
...oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made, that wv exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man. Ever...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 1

1845
...universe, that we have not arrived at a wall, but at interminable oceans." SUBJECT OR THE ONE. — " It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorted lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 1

1845
...universe, that we have not arrived at a wall, but at interminable oceans." SUBJECT OB THE ONE. — " It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorted lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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The Biblical review, and Congregational magazine [formerly The ..., Volume 1

1846
...personality of the Spirit of God is denied, and his office becomes a hypothetical symbol ! : •//• ' It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...we exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man. We have learned that we do not. see directly, but mediately, and that we have no means of correcting...
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Essays: Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1855 - 274 pages
...them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...made, that we exist. That discovery is called the Pall of Man. Ever afterwards, we suspect our instruments. We have learned that we do not see directly,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 274 pages
...them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1860 - 274 pages
...them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...that we exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Maa. Ever afterwards, we suspect our instruments. We have learned that we do not see directly, but...
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