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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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Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2001 - 376 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...are advocates for their celibacy. As far as this is truo of the studious classes, it is not just and wise. Action is with the scholar subordinate, but...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 pages
...beautiful wings, and is an angel of wisdom." He taunted his listeners indecorously: "I have heard it said that the clergy, who are always, more universally...not hear, but only a mincing and diluted speech." Emerson's words had an impact that was immediate, disturbing even his friend William Henry Channing.26...
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Patriotic Treason: John Brown and the Soul of America

Evan Carton - 2006 - 387 pages
...more universally than any other class, the scholars of BRINGING FORTH A NEW NATION their day,—are addressed as women; that the rough, spontaneous conversation of men they do not hear." To recover the capacity for rough, spontaneous living that he felt he and hypercivilized New Englanders...
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Nerds: Who They are and why We Need More of Them

David Anderegg - 2007 - 274 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. Excuse me, Ralph. Advocates for their celibacy? He does not explain, of course, why "practical men...
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