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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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The Life of Reality

John Herman Randall - 1916 - 376 pages
...possessed from earliest youth. In his essay on "Nature" we find these words: "Crossing a bare common in snow puddles at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. All mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all ; the currents of...
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The Conduct of Life, Nature, & Other Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1919 - 308 pages
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Preacher and Homiletic Monthly, Volume 78

1919 - 584 pages
...For God is not far from each one of us. Emerson put it thus: "Crossing a bare common in snow-puddles, at twilight under a clouded sky, without having in...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. Almost I fear to think how glad I am." There are many things which should be emphasized in these difficult...
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A Treasury of English Prose

Logan Pearsall Smith - 1920 - 237 pages
...smile. Nature. 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...perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear. Ibid. ROSES and violets renew their race like oaks, and flights of painted moths are as old as the...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
...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...snake his slough, and at what period soever of life, always is a child. In the woods, is perpetual youth. Within these plantations of God, a decorum and...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 590 pages
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Present-day Essays

Edwin Van Berghen Knickerbocker - 1923 - 386 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...perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear." Life is always worth living, if one have such responsive sensibilities. But we of the highly educated...
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Appalachia, Volume 15, Issues 3-4

Charles E. Fay, J. Rayner Edmands - 1923
...Sage of Concord tells us that in the Woods — "A man casts oft his years, as the snake his sluff, and at what period soever of life is always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth." The wise Appalachian avails himself of the benefit of this Rejuvenescence (delectable word), but does...
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California District News Letter, Volume 5

United States. Forest Service. California Region - 1924 - 354 pages
...rodents and in a serviceable condition. It looks like a good hunch. — D-4 Nev:s In the woods a can casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life is alv:ays a child. In 'the woods is Perpetual youth. V/ithin these plantations of God, a decorum and...
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Classic Americans: A Study of Eminent American Writers from Irving to ...

Henry Seidel Canby - 1931 - 371 pages
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