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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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Charles Edward Ives and His Piano Sonata No. 2

Alice S. Reed - 2005
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The Gleam of Light: Moral Perfectionism and Education in Dewey and Emerson

Naoko Saito - 2005 - 210 pages
...as an adult said, quite in the spirit of the passage quoted from Hudson: "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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Nature - Conduct of Life

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2006 - 320 pages
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Harold Bloom - 2007 - 280 pages
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American Literature

Stanley T. Williams - 2006 - 164 pages
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The Concord Saunterer, Volume 14

2006
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American Poetry: Whitman to the Present

Robert Rehder, Patrick Vincent - 2006 - 238 pages
...experiences, but experiences dealing mostly with nature or natural phenomenon. "Crossing a barren common, in snow puddles at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration" (Emerson, Nature 6). Nature is something one may "do," a piece of divinity transferable to the poet,...
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The Protestant Experience in America

Amanda Porterfield - 2006 - 243 pages
...in 1836, he described his own experience of rediscovering God in nature. "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune," he wrote, "I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration." Feeling "glad to the brink of fear," and "uplifted...
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Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Len Gougeon - 2012 - 280 pages
...adjusted to each other; who has retained the . . . spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the...always a child. In the woods, is perpetual youth. 65 "The woods," or nature in general, became for Emerson synonymous with his own feminine self, which,...
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