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" Every word which is used to express a moral or intellectual fact, if traced to its root, is found to be borrowed from some material appearance. Right means straight; wrong means twisted. Spirit primarily means wind; transgression, the crossing of a line;... "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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Floating Takes Faith: Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World

David J. Wolpe - 2004 - 179 pages
...intellectual fact, if traced to its root, is found to be borrowed from some material appearance. Right means straight; wrong means twisted. Spirit primarily...heart to express emotion, the head to denote thought. We are corporeal beings. Our bodies are where we begin understanding and explaining the world. Even...
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The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert E. Belknap - 2004 - 252 pages
...found to be borrowed from some material appearance. Right means straight; wrong means twisted; spirit means wind; transgression, the crossing of a line; supercilious, the raising of the eyebrow" (E, 20). Laid etymologically bare (right derives from rectus, "straight," wrong from rangr, "awry,"...
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A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature

Benjamin Wiker, Jonathan Witt - 2006 - 257 pages
...intellectual fact, if traced to its root, is found to be borrowed from some material appearance. Right means straight; wrong means twisted Spirit primarily...sensible things, and now appropriated to spiritual nature.28 "Charles Darwin, "Doubtful Species," chap. 2 of The Origin of Species, 6th ed. (New York:...
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Poets, Prophets, Healers - An Integrated Approach to Literature

D. L. McIntyre - 2007 - 116 pages
...intellectual fact, if traced to its root, is found to be borrowed from some material appearance. Right means straight; wrong means twisted. Spirit primarily...things, and now appropriated to spiritual nature. ..Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind, and that state of the mind can...
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Purifying puritanism - Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature"

Christian Schäfer - 2007 - 40 pages
...is no longer aware of the natural roots of language: "Most of the process by which this transition is made, is hidden from us in the remote time when language was framed" (18). Only children and savages, who are still in a state of infancy, use language in the original...
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The Massachusetts Teacher: A Journal of School and Home Education, Volume 23

1870
...traced to its root, is found to be borrowed from some material appearance. J fight means ilraight ; wrong means twisted ; spirit primarily means wind...things, and now appropriated to spiritual nature." Who does not see that it is possible from such hints to Open a new world of thought to young minds...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 8; Volume 88

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1873
...abstract ideas are borrowed from some material appearance. ' Bight means straight; uwn^meanstwisted. Spirit primarily means wind ; transgression, the crossing...line ; supercilious, the raising of the eyebrow.' We know that anima in Latin means the wind, the breath of living beings, Ufe, and lastly soul. Sallust...
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