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" Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous. The dawn is my Assyria; the sunset and moonrise my Paphos, and unimaginable realms of faerie; broad noon shall be my England of the senses and the understanding; the night shall... "
An Emerson Calendar - Page 45
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 117 pages
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Emerson's Literary Criticism

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1995 - 252 pages
...[breathe in unison] with the morning wind. How does Nature deify us with a few and cheap elements! Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous. The dawn is my Assyria [power]; the sunset and moonrise my Paphos [myth], and unimaginable realms of faerie; broad noon shall...
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The Making of a Country Lawyer: An Autobiography

Gerry Spence - 1997 - 448 pages
...he had worked his way back to life. To live is work, but my father would have agreed with Emerson: "Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous." Nearly forty years before, in 1954, my father had been hunting white-tailed deer in the Black Hills...
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A Sherwood Bonner Sampler, 1869-1884: What a Bright, Educated, Witty, Lively ...

Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell - 2000 - 451 pages
...maturing in a few pregnant lines. "How does nature deify us," he says, "with a few cheap elements. Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp...and moonrise my Paphos and unimaginable realms of fairie; broad noon shall be my England of the senses and understanding, and night shall be my Germany...
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Constance Fenimore Woolson's Nineteenth Century: Essays

Victoria Brehm - 2001 - 255 pages
...joins Schiller in the belief that the subject is empowered. He puts it in terms of imperial desire: "The dawn is my Assyria; the sunset and moonrise my...faerie; broad noon shall be my England of the senses and understanding; the night shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams" (17). Emerson's metaphor...
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P. S. God, Can You Fly?: Heart-Felt and Hope Filled Prayers of Children

R. Wayne Willis - 2002 - 134 pages
...said, "to the sunnier side of doubt." Sensitized by the sufferers of the world, we side with Emerson: "Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous." We find whiners— those who say the porridge is too hot or too cold, the chair too hard or too soft—hard...
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1,003 Great Things About America

Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, Patricia Marx - 2002 - 304 pages
...people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise" —Congresswoman Barhara Jordan "Give me health and a day and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous." —Ralph Waldo Emerson Picking berries on a cool summer morning. There is now an association for eating-contest...
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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 pages
..."Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." In Nature he had said, "Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous." When I first read the ensuing summary of how Emerson proposed (as Thoreau will put it in Walderi) to...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...dilate and conspire with the morning wind. How does Nature deify us with a few and cheap elements! Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp...shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams. —NATURE What images does nature conjure up for you? How would you describe the blessings of nature?...
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Sounding the Abyss: Readings Between Cavell and Derrida

Roger V. Bell - 2004 - 283 pages
...most dramatically in his essay "An Emerson Mood" of 1980, where, encouraged by the lines from Emerson: "broad noon shall be my England of the senses and...shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams," Cavell gains the determination for "the putting together of day and night, of body and soul . . . of...
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Melville's Clarel and the Intersympathy of Creeds

William Potter - 2004 - 240 pages
...an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling" (85; ch. 17), Emerson's bold claim in "Nature": "Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous," and Carlyle's wry observation, "With Stupidity and sound Digestion man may front much" (Sartor Resartus...
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