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" Greenwich nautical almanac he has, and so being sure of the information when he wants it, the man in the street does not know a star in the sky. The solstice he does not observe; the equinox he knows as little; and the whole bright calendar of the year... "
Twelve Essays - Page 69
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
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Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...fine Geneva watch, but he has lost the skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nautical almanac he has, and so being sure of the information when...equinox he knows as little ; and the whole bright 45, 46. What else has the civilized man lost besides endurance ? What has he gained ? Which is better,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nautical almanac he has, and so being sure ESSAY II. of the information when he wants it, the man in the...calendar of the year is without a dial in his mind. His note -books impair his memory; his libraries overload his wit ; the insurance-office increases the...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 12; Volume 76

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1842
...fine Geneva watch, but he has lost the skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nautical almanac he has, and so, being sure of the information when...man in the street does not know a star in the sky.' — Essay ii., pp. 85, 86. Bring back, say we, the magicians, astrologers, alchymists, and scribes...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1842
...by the sun. A Greenwich uautical almanac he has, and so, being sure of the information when he want* it, the man in the street does not know a star in the sky.' — Essay ii., pp. 85, 86. Bring back, say we, the magicians, astrologers, alchymists, and scribes...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 13

1848
...fine Geneva watch, but he has lost the skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nautical almanac he has, and so being sure of the information when...does not observe ; the equinox he knows as little ; and1 the whole bright calendar of the year is without a dial in his mind. His notebooks impair his...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 54

1851
...support of muscle. He has got a fine Geneva watch, but he has lost the skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nautical almanack he has, and so, being...man in the street does not know a star in the sky." " His note-books impair his memory ; and it may be a question whether machinery does not encumber,...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...fine Geneva watch, but he fails of the skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nautical almanac he has, and so being sure of the information when...impair his memory ; his libraries overload his wit; the insurance-office increases the number of accidents ; and it may be a question whether machinery does...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 13

1848
...but he has lost 1848.] EMERSON. the skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nautical almanac he has, and so being sure of the information when...street does not know a star in the sky. The solstice he docs not observe ; the equinox he knows as little ; and the whole bright calendar of the year is without...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 16

1848
...tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich nsuticsl almanac he has, and so being sure of the -hfomation when he wants it, the man in the street does not know...does not observe : the equinox he knows as little ; aid the whole bright calendar of the y ear is without a dial in his mind. His note-books irepair...
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The natural history of mankind

Stephen Henry Ward - 1849 - 207 pages
...fine Geneva watch, but he has lost the skill to tell the hour by the sun. A Greenwich Nautical Almanac he has, and so being sure of the information when...calendar of the year is without a dial in his mind." CHAPTER VIII. REVIEW OF MENTAL AND MORAL QUALITIES OP DIFFERENT BACKS. THE reflective and creative...
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