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" OUR age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation... "
Essays, orations and lectures - Page 1
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason

G. W. Kimura - 2007 - 167 pages
...Nature. it was something basic to intellectual life that had once been articulated, but now was lost: Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres...their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs?24...
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Augustine and History

Christopher T. Daly, John Doody, Kim Paffenroth - 2008 - 326 pages
...Philosophy of Religion, 453. 8 A True History of Ourselves: Augustine, Carlyle, and the Case for Biography Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres...God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1840) IDOK AT THE BOOKSHELVES IN THE LOCAL BARNES AND NOBLE, one would...
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The Self-destruction of the West: Critical Cultural Anthropology

Damien François - 2007 - 578 pages
..."experience as basis for knowledge". In 1836, in his book, Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson thus complains that "our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres...beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes"1078. Some eighteen years later, in his famous Walden, Thoreau bemoans the rampant vanishing of...
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Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Len Gougeon - 2012 - 278 pages
...searing indictment of a backwards-looking culture of death. "Our age is retrospective," he complains. "It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes...criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face-to-face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?...
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Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life

Charles Capper - 1994 - 456 pages
...Emerson began. "It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not...also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" At the end, mounting higher, he had "a certain poet" sing out for him, '"A man is a god in ruins,'"...
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One True Theory & the Quest for an American Aesthetic

Martha Banta - 2007 - 306 pages
...while sustaining the principles of the powers of human reason. Part Two CAPITOL OF BEST INTENTIONS Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres...fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature (1836) Have we not molded a giant statue, not out of marble or brass,...
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Sloop: Restoring My Family's Wooden Sailboat--An Adventure in Old-Fashioned ...

Daniel Robb - 2008 - 317 pages
...Obey thy heart," and "God enters by a private door into every individual" (from "Intellect") and then "The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" (from Nature). They heard each of these, blinking, and all remained silent when I asked for comments....
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 pages
...in revolutionary fashion: "Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers . . . Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?" And so, "Let us demand our own works and laws and worship." Turning his back on tradition, Emerson...
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