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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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Initial Studies in American Letters

Henry Augustin Beers, Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle - 1891 - 282 pages
...mourning piece. ln good health, the air is a cordial of incredible virtue. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...brink of fear. In the woods, too, a man casts off Ins years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life is always a child. In the woods...
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American Literature

Albert H. Smyth - 1889 - 304 pages
...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 any occurrence of special good-fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. Almost I fear to think how glad I am. In the woods,...
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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 pages
...defect of fine perceptions. MARCH. 1TJit wind smvs the seed. March First. Crossing a bare common in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect ex hilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear. March Second. A gentleman makes no noise: a lady is...
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
...— Horsley. _ A wonder lasts but nine days, and then the puppy's eyes are open. — Fieldiny. WOODS. In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, anil, at what ):criod soever of life, is always n child. In the woods is perpetual youth. Within these...
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Talks to Teachers on Psychology: And to Students on Some of Life's Ideals

William James - 1899 - 301 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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Talks to Teachers on Psychology: And to Students on Some of Life's Ideals

William James - 1900 - 301 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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On Some of Life's Ideals: On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings; What Makes ...

William James - 1900 - 92 pages
...grasped, to have its lifecurrents 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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The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University ..., Volume 10

1899
...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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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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