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" Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science but its flank... "
Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 90
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...but its flank may be turned tomorrow ; there is not auy literary reputation, not the socalled eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned....
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1879 - 290 pages
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will eud. There is not a piece of science, but its flauk may be turned tomorrow ; there is not any literary...
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The Day, the Book, and the Teacher. A Centenary Memorial

Edwin Paxton Hood - 1880 - 248 pages
...of ideas. An idea for evil or for good breaks loose in the world ; " then," says a great writer, " all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. ur, nor a religious sentiment, and never any whim that they of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind are all at the mercy of a...
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Complete Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind are all at the mercy of a...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great I city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it j will end. There is not a piece of science but...
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Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...as to preclude a still higher vision. Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind are all at the mercy of a...
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Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary & Philosophical Society, Volume 40

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1886
...Emerson has characteristically said:—" Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration...but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not a literary reputation, not the socalled eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned."...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Issue 40

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1886
...Emerson has characteristically said: — "Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken eut in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science...
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