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" practical men" sneer at speculative men, as if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy, — who are always, more universally than any other class, the scholars of their day, — are addressed as women;... "
Retrospect of Western Travel - Page 206
by Harriet Martineau - 1838 - 239 pages
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...speculative men, as if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy, — who are always, more universally...of the studious classes, it is not .just and wise, i Action is with the scholar subordinate, but\ ;it is essential. Without it he is not yet man. ' ,...
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Orations from Homer to William McKinley, Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1902
...at speculative men as if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy, — who are always, more universally...often virtually disfranchised ; and, indeed, there are ad5936 vocates for their celibacy. As far as this is true of the studious classes, it is not just and...
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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1905 - 11114 pages
...speculative men as -if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy, — who are always, more universally...class, the scholars of their day, — are addressed as iwomen ; that the rough, spontaneous conversation of men they 'do not hear, but only a mincing and...
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The World's Famous Orations, Volume 8

William Jennings Bryan, Francis Whiting Halsey - 1906
...at speculative men as if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy — who are always, more universally...spontaneous conversation of men they do not hear, hut only a mincing and diluted speech. They are often virtually disfranchised; and, indeed, there are...
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...speculative men, as if, because they speculate or see, 15 they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy, — who are always, more universally...men they do not hear, but only a mincing and diluted 20 speech. They are often virtually disfranchised ; 7 and indeed there are advocates for their celibacy.8...
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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...speculative men, as if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy — who are always, more universally...conversation of men they do not hear, but only a mincing 5 and diluted speech. They are often virtually disfranchised ; and indeed there are advocates for their...
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The American Scholar, Self-reliance, Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 132 pages
...speculative men, as if, because they speculate or 20 see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy, — who are always, more universally...mincing and diluted speech. They are often virtually disfran25 chised ; and, indeed, there are advocates for their celibacy. As far as this is true of the...
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Select Essays and Addresses, Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1922 - 275 pages
...speculate or see, they could do nothing. have heard it said that the clergy — who are always, mort universally than any other class, the scholars of...conversation of men they do not hear, but only a mincing 5 and diluted speech. They are often virtually disfranchised ; and indeed there are advocates for their...
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American Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

Robert F. Sayre - 1994 - 732 pages
...if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy,—who are always, more universally than any other class, the scholars of their day,—are addressed as women; that the rough, spontaneous conversation of men they do not hear, but...
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 pages
...speculative men, as if, because they speculate or see, they could do nothing. I have heard it said that the clergy, — who are always, more universally...scholars of their day, — are addressed as women. . . . Action is with the scholar subordinate, but it is essential. Without it, he is not yet man."...
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