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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 Complete Works: Nature, addresses and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1887
...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. Not less excellent, except for our less susceptibility in the afternoon, was the charm, last evening,...
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Famous American Authors

Sarah Knowles Bolton - 1887 - 398 pages
.... . . Self-command is the main elegance. 'Keep cool, and you command everybody,' said St. Just." " Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous." " No man can be a master in conversation who has not learned much from women ; their presence and inspiration...
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Lyrics and Sonnets

Edith Matilda Thomas - 1887 - 126 pages
...I am too flush and free, — To lavish all on thee ! Wilt thou atone, To-morrow ? SONNETS. TO-DAY. Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous. — EMERSON. How rich am I to whom the Orient sends Such gifts as yonder fair and liberal Day, Whose...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...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. .... The presence of a higher, namely, of the spiritual element is essential to its perfection. The...
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A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1888
...dilate and conspire with the morni ng wi nd. 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. .... The presence of a higher, namely, of the spiritual element is essential to its perfection. The...
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Golden Thoughts in Pen and Pencil

1889 - 79 pages
...transformations : the active enchantment reaches my dust, and I dilate and conspire with the morning wind The dawn is my Assyria, the sunset and moonrise my...shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams. The inhabitants of cities suppose that the country landscape is pleasant only half the year. I please...
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Waiting on Destiny: A Story for Girls

Hattie Tyng Griswold - 1889 - 314 pages
...with." " Yes, I know the little book, and I have thought two or three times to-day of his sentences. ' Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous,' was in my mind as we rode up. ' The dawn is my Assyria ; the sunset and moonrise my Paphos ; and unimaginable...
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Studies in Literature and Style

Theodore Whitefield Hunt - 1890 - 297 pages
...terse and telling way he has, which is all his own, of presenting and fixing the idea that he utters. " Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous." " The moment discourse rises above the ground-line of familiar facts and is inflamed with passion or exalted...
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St. Nicholas, Volume 17, Part 2

Mary Mapes Dodge - 1890
...amateur's heart, and he is ready to paraphrase the words of Emerson and exclaim : " Give me sunlight and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous." y( .,A^ 00 CO OQ 00 00 00 ,:-- *,*M;UX^ L*;^;1' ^l^'1 ".Vft* *.*!£* '^ r^.i^SJ'^lfellr "ii%I'S«-S1,i...
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Initial Studies in American Letters

Henry Augustin Beers, Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle - 1891 - 282 pages
...dilate and conspire with the morning wind. How does Nature deify us with a few and cheap elements 1 Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp...shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams. Not less excellent, except for our less susceptibility in the afternoon, was the charm, last evening,...
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