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" Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science but its flank... "
Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 90
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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A New Spirit of the Age, Volume 2

Richard H. Horne - 1844 - 8 pages
...Mystic. " Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on tbis planet. Then all things are at risk. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may...to-morrow ; there is not any literary reputation, nor the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. * * * * * He claps...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 45

1846
...manner, in one of his essays, says, " Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...of fame, that may not be revised and condemned.'" If we also say and the reviled 'names of fame' revised and justified, we shall describe but truly what,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...where it will end. There is not a piece of science, hut its flank may be turned to-morrow ; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 5-6

1848
...that we are led to muse upon his own words ; " Beware when God lets loose a Clunker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its...
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The English Review, Volume 12

1849
...advantage, is perhaps the following : — " Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet ! Then all things are at risk ! It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conSagration has broken out in a great city, aand no man knows what is safe, or where it will end- There...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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The English Review, Volumes 11-12

1849
...advantage, is perhaps the following:—" Beware when the great God lets loose a thin&er on this planet! Then all things are at risk! It is as when a conflagration...great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it witt end! There is not a piece of science, but its flank may bo turned to-morrow; there is not any...
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