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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. "
Works - Page 15
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University ..., Volume 10

1899 - 212 pages
...have possessed us after some stay in a forest. Emerson speaks of this inspiration thus: ''In the woods a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and, at what period soever of life, is aways a child." (JV«tuot;, Chapter I.) The imaginative quality of the word centers in this element....
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The Development of the Nature-sense in the German Lyric: A Comparison of the ...

Arthur Bledsoe Cooke - 1902 - 116 pages
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A Nature Wooing at Ormond by the Sea

Willis Stanley Blatchley - 1902 - 245 pages
...present happiness and pleasure ? And then, as Emerson, in his Essay on Nature, says: "In the woods a man casts off his years as the snake his slough,...always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth." I do not desire to grow old too soon, and so will seek in the way that I have chosen that fountain...
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The Faith of Robert Louis Stevenson

John Kelman - 1903 - 301 pages
...Beautiful, is to a large extent but an exquisite expansion of Emerson's words : ' Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight under a clouded sky, without...perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear.' The influence of French literature is far more evident. He had felt the mighty power of Hugo, and even...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 9

John Clark Ridpath - 1903 - 532 pages
...a cordial of inestimable value. Crossing a bare common in snow-puddles, at twilight, under a cloudy sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of...
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Points at Issue and Some Other Points

Henry Augustin Beers - 1904 - 273 pages
...sincerity. He wishes to be true to the leading impression. " Crossing a bare common," writes Emerson, " in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration." " My sister Emily loved the moors," said Charlotte Bronte. If we wish to know how intense a passion...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904 - 362 pages
...few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. ... In the woods, too, a man easts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of his life is always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth." Also Discipline: "The moral influence...
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An Emerson Calendar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 117 pages
...FEBRUARY SIXTEENTH In good health, the air is a cordial of incredible virtue. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrenceof special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of...
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Guide Books to English, Book 2

Ada Van Stone Harris, Charles Benajah Gilbert - 1907
...SCOTT. And from our fathers reft the land. — SCOTT. XXXVIII Memorize: — IN AND INTO In the woods a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough,...always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth— EMERSON. Into the jaws of death, Into the mouth of hell, Rode the six hundred. —TENNYSON. Notice...
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The Works of Theodore Parker: The American scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907
...mourning piece. In good health, the air is a cordial of incredible virtue. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. Almost I fear to think how glad I am.s In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his...
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