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" If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty to detect the precise man you are.... "
Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 50
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the Government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens, I have...force is withdrawn from your proper life. But do your thing, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself. A man must consider what...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty...blindman's-buff is this game of conformity. If I know your sect, I anticipate your argument. I hear a preacher announce for his text and topic the expediency of one...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty...blindman's-buff is this game of conformity. If I know your sect, I anticipate your argument. I hear a preacher announce for his text and topic the expediency of one...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...Bible-Society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens, I have...blindman's-buff is this game of conformity. If I know your sect, I anticipate your argument. I hear a preacher announce for his text and topic the expediency, of one...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1852 - 333 pages
...Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty...shall reinforce yourself. A man must consider what a blindmanVbuff is this game of conformity. If I know your sect, I anticipate your argument. I hear a...
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A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City, Volume 1

Jules Remy, Julius Lucius Brenchley - 1861
...* Essays, etc., by Emerson, pp. 24, 25. t Ibid., p. 39. J Ibid., p. 26. spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty to detect the precise man you are. . . . We must walk alone."* Of course, no men will be esteemed great by him, save on the condition...
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A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City, Volume 1

Jules Remy, Julius Brenchley - 1861
...Emerson, pp. 24, 25. t Ibid., p. 39. J Ibid., p. 26. spread your table like base housekeepers,—under all these screens I have difficulty to detect the precise man you are. . . . We must walk alone."* Of course, no men will be esteemed great by him, save on the condition...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty...shall reinforce yourself. A man must consider what a blindman'sjiuff is this game of conformity. If I know your sect, I anticipate your argument. I hear...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, — under all these screens I have difficulty...blindman's-buff is this game of conformity. If I know your sect, I anticipate your argument. I hear a preacher announce for his text and topic the expediency of one...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
...testimony. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the...must consider what a blind-man's-buff is this game of conformily. If I know your sect, I anticipate your argument. I hear a preacher announce for his text...
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