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" Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear. "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the ...

Carl Safina - 1999 - 458 pages
...the boat, leaving the dolphin pods breathing at the surface in the near distance. As Emerson wrote: "I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear." We plan to drop in at Blue Hole and work our way toward Blue Corner. Devon says something about the...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte (ed), Saundra Morris - 1999 - 304 pages
...passages in Emerson's writings are accounts of immediate physical experiences. "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thought any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to...
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Lee Mingwei: The Living Room

Jennifer R. Gross, Mingwei Lee, Lewis Hyde, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 2000 - 48 pages
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John Dewey and the Lessons of Art

Philip Wesley Jackson - 1998 - 228 pages
...of experience that Emerson famously described in Nature when he wrote, "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear" (Emerson 1983, 10). Though such experiences are obviously aesthetic in character, they are not designedly...
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Pragmatism and Other Writings

William James - 2000 - 400 pages
...grasped, to have its life-currents absorbed by what is given. "Crossing a bare common," says Emerson, "in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear."10 Life is always worth living, if one have such responsive sensibilities. But we of the highly...
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The Aesthetics of Enchantment in the Fine Arts, Volume 65

M. Kronegger, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka - 2000 - 324 pages
...years, but is available to the poet in the most rude and ordinary things: "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration" (2). Every hour of the day and night and every season, from the bleakest days of February to the endless...
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American Picturesque

John Conron - 2010 - 492 pages
...much-bruited sketch of an experience of transparency on Concord Common. "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed myself to perfect exhilaration." The exhilaration seems to arise from a trompe I'oeil effect: the congruence...
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Environmental Connections: A Guide to Environmental Studies

Kathleen Bajorek DeBettencourt - 2000 - 199 pages
...poet. In Emerson's first book, Nature, he speaks of finding beauty and wisdom in the natural world: In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period so ever of life, is always a child. In the woods, is perpetual youth... In the woods, we return to...
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Beyond Translation: Essays Toward a Modern Philology

Alton L. Becker - 2000 - 460 pages
...Crossing a bare common in snow puddles at twilight under a clouded sky, without having in my thought any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. The first thing to do when studying a sentence like that is to memorize it, just as a pianist studying...
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