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" The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by... "
The Living Age ... - Page 100
1848
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1839
...through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy our original relation to the universe ? Why should a man have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of...religion by revelation to us, and not the history of them ? Yes — even to this demand the perusal of Coleridge and Wordsworth has excited the American...
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane]., Volume 24

John George Cochrane - 1840
...generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we through our eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should not...tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not a history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in nature, where floods of life stream around and through...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 13

1848
...past." He will not see through the eyes of others, " Why should not we also," he demands, " enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should not...us,, and not the history of theirs ? The sun shines to- day also? Let us demand our own works, and laws, and worship." In the Essay on Self-reliance —...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should not...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...generations beheld God and Nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should not...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in Nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us,...
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Nature

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 74 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should not...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 383 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should not...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us...
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The age and Christianity

Robert Vaughan - 1849
...Scanderberg, and Gustavus P Suppose they were virtuous, did they wear out virtue P Why should we not have a poetry and philosophy of insight, and not of tradition, and a religion of revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ?' In this manner Mr. Emerson discourses to our...
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The British Millennial Harbinger and Family Magazine, Volume 2

1849
...Scanderberg. and Gnstavns? fcnppose they were virtuous, did they wear out virtne ? Why should we not have a poetry and philosophy of insight, and not of tradition. and a religion oi revelation to «*, and not the history of tlmirs t" In this manner Mr Rmerson diseourses to our...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should not...of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by a revelation to us, and not the history of theirs? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of...
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