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" is the fountain of action and the fountain of thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom, of that inspiration of man which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes... "
The Essay on Self-reliance - Page 31
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 59 pages
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
...wisdom, of that inspiration of man which cannot be without impiety and atheism. We lie in the \ap mense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity...and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence...
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Religious Thought in the Greater American Poets

Elmer James Bailey - 1922 - 258 pages
..." an inspiration which giveth man wisdom, an inspiration which cannot be denied without impiety, an intelligence which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth, a soul for the explanation of which all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault, a soul the presence...
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English and Engineering: A Volume of Essays for English Classes in ...

Frank Aydelotte - 1923 - 415 pages
...appearances in nature and forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the fountain of action and of thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays for First-year Students Selected by the ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1923 - 428 pages
...appearances in nature, and forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the foundation of action and thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays Selected by the Department of Rhetoric ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1924 - 428 pages
...appearances in nature, and forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the foundation of action and thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures (LOA #15): Nature; Addresses, and ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1150 pages
...appearances in nature, and forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the fountain of action and of thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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Coleridge and the Inspired Word

Anthony John Harding - 1985 - 187 pages
...and afterwards see them as appearances in nature, and forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the fountain of action and the fountain of thought....which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism" (EESS, p. 53). In "The Over-Soul," however, Emerson concedes a significant point when he agrees that...
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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Urspr√ľnge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - 1987 - 380 pages
...deep force, the last fact, behind which analysis cannot go, all things find their common origin... We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes...organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. 43 2. Das Vermächtnis der calvinistischen Weltsicht Eine Untersuchung der Entwicklung von Emersons...
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Romantic Revolutions: Criticism and Theory

Kenneth R. Johnston - 1990 - 432 pages
...appearances in nature and forget that we have shared their cause. Here is the fountain of action and of thought. Here are the lungs of that inspiration which giveth man wisdom and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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The Site of Our Lives: The Self and the Subject from Emerson to Foucault

James S. Hans - 1995 - 385 pages
...appreciate better the significance of what he is talking about: Here Is the fountain of action and of thought. Here are the lungs of that Inspiration which giveth man wisdom and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence,...
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