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" The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would disdain as much as a lord to do or say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature. "
Complete Works - Page 50
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
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The Real Boy and the New School

Albert Edward Hamilton - 1925 - 375 pages
...attainment not in the world of money or of power, but in the realm of soul. CHAPTER VII A LAY CONFESSIONAL The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner,...conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature. — EMERSON. I DO not quote Emerson as a mere chapter-head embellishment, but because he knew boys,...
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The Revolt of Modern Youth

Ben Barr Lindsey, Wainwright Evans - 1925 - 354 pages
...rolls out those words like bell-strokes. It seems he knows how to speak to his contemporaries. Bashful or bold, then, he will know how to make us seniors...unnecessary. "The nonchalance of boys who are sure of dinner, and would disdain as much as a lord to say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - 1971 - 424 pages
...voice is sufficiently clear and emphatic. It seems he knows how to speak to his contemporaries. Bashful or bold, then, he will know how to make us seniors...healthy attitude of human nature. A boy is in the parlour what the pit is in the playhouse; independent, irresponsible, looking out from his corner on...
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Oral History and Delinquency: The Rhetoric of Criminology

James Bennett - 1988 - 380 pages
...rolls out those words like bell-strokes. It seems he knows how to speak to his contemporaries. Bashful or bold, then, he will know how to make us seniors very unnecessary." 16. Quoted in Larsen, Good Fight, p. 48. 17. Lindsey and Evans, Revolt of Modern Youth, pp. 72-73....
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures (LOA #15): Nature; Addresses, and ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1150 pages
...voice is sufficiently clear and emphatic. It seems he knows how to speak to his contemporaries. Bashful or bold, then, he will know how to make us seniors...healthy attitude of human nature. A boy is in the parlour what the pit is in the playhouse; independent, irresponsible, looking out from his corner on...
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Emerson's Pragmatic Vision: The Dance of the Eye

David Jacobson - 2010
...engaging of Emerson's descriptions of self-reliance is found a short way into the essay, where he writes, "The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner,...conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature" (CW 2:29). Emerson raises through this description the image of an attitude of indifference that accords...
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The Depleted Self: Sin in a Narcissistic Age

Donald Capps - 1993 - 176 pages
...ourselves. The sense of independence and freedom that results from such a conviction is analogous to "the nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would disdain as much as a Lord to do or 129 say aught to conciliate one." Warming to this analogy, Emerson continues: A boy is in the parlour...
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No Less a Man: Masculist Art in a Feminist Age

Douglas Robinson - 1994 - 323 pages
...neither Emerson nor Parker can quite put his finger on the problem. Here, for instance, is Emerson: The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner,...playhouse; independent, irresponsible, looking out from his comer on such people and facts as pass by, he tries and sentences them on their merits, in the swift,...
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A Pitch of Philosophy: Autobiographical Exercises

Stanley Cavell - 1994 - 196 pages
...perhaps alone ours and can alone give our opinions substance. He recommends a figure to our attention: The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a dinner, and would disdain ... to do or say aught to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature. . . . Independent,...
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Reimagining Thoreau

Robert Milder, Professor of English Robert Milder - 1995 - 237 pages
...History, p. 67. 81. The phrase is from "Self-Reliance": "The nonchalance of boys who are sure of a good dinner, and would disdain as much as a lord to do or say ought to conciliate one, is the healthy attitude of human nature. A boy is in the parlour what the...
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