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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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Aspects of Modernism: Studies in Honour of Max Nänny

Andreas Fischer, Martin Heusser, Thomas Herrmann - 1997 - 328 pages
...Platonist notions, holds true for Cummings' thinking, as well 8 Cf. Nature: Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. ... I become a transparent eye-ball. I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal Being circulate...
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Transcendental Utopias: Individual and Community at Brook Farm, Fruitlands ...

Richard Francis - 1997 - 256 pages
...into sharp and memorable focus when he gives us this vignette of himself: "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."28 One can recognize the experience Emerson describes without...
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 pages
...beholding eyeball, synechdochical of the body, may also be collectively owned. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. 1 am glad to the brink of fear. In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough,...
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Text: Threads of Change in the 19th Century Literature

Center for Gifted Education - 1998 - 344 pages
...drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away." (Henry David Thoreau) "In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as...always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) 4. Have students share their responses in their groups. Then have each student...
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The Great New Wilderness Debate

J. Baird Callicott, Michael P. Nelson - 1998 - 697 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...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 h1s...
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Moments of Moment: Aspects of the Literary Epiphany

Wim Tigges - 1999 - 496 pages
...moments of life .... These delicious awakenings of the higher powers": Crossing a bare commons, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear .... Standing on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space...
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Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the ...

Carl Safina - 1999 - 458 pages
...the boat, leaving the dolphin pods breathing at the surface in the near distance. As Emerson wrote: "I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear." We plan to drop in at Blue Hole and work our way toward Blue Corner. Devon says something about the...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 pages
...passages in Emerson's writings are accounts of immediate physical experiences. "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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John Dewey and the Lessons of Art

Philip Wesley Jackson - 1998 - 204 pages
...of experience that Emerson famously described in Nature when he wrote, "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without...perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear" (Emerson 1983, 10). Though such experiences are obviously aesthetic in character, they are not designedly...
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Pragmatism and Other Writings

William James - 2000 - 400 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...a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear."10 Life is always worth living, if one have such responsive sensibilities. But we of the highly...
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