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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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 327 pages
...mourning piece. In good health the air is a cordial of incredible value. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough. In the woods is perpetual youth....
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The Collected Works of Theodore Parker: Critical writings

Theodore Parker - 1865
...the air is a cordial of incredible virtue. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twi-j light, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts...good fortune, I have enjoyed 'a perfect exhilaration. \ Almost I fear to think how glad I am. In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Nature, addresses and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...cordial of ineredible virtue. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a elouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfeet exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear. In the woods, too, a man easts off his years,...
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Scripture botany, a descriptive account of the plants, trees [&c.] mentioned ...

Leopold Hartley Grindon - 1883
...carried thither, that when he would pursue them unbrokenly he was fain to stay at home. " In the woods a man casts off his years as the snake his slough ; and at whatever period of life, is always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth. 'Within these plantations...
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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884 - 321 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...glad to the brink of fear. In the woods too, a man caste off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life, is always a child....
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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 425 pages
...In good health, the air is a cordial of incredible virtue. Crossing a bare common, in snowpuddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear. In I he woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life,...
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Good Words, Volume 26

1885
...moonlight, we perceived a solitary figure • "Сroмшк a hare common in enow-puddles »t twffight under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts...occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfeet exhilaration, almost, I fear, to think how glad I am." — " Nature : an Essay," by EW Emerson,...
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The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University ..., Volume 7

1896
...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,...at what period soever of life, is always a child." (Nature, Chapter I.) The imaginative quality of the word centers in this element. The lower line should...
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Four Great Teachers: John Ruskin, Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and ...

Joseph Forster - 1890 - 140 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 having in my thoughts an occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. Almost I fear to think...
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Four Great Teachers: John Ruskin, Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and ...

Joseph Forster - 1890 - 140 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 having in my thonghts an occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. Almost I fear...
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