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" The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind. The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass. "
Miscellanies, Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures - Page 30
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1866 - 383 pages
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Emerson's Nonlinear Nature

Christopher J. Windolph - 2007 - 200 pages
...unmediated. Inward and outward senses, mind and eye, are adjusted to one another. It is in this way that "the laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass" (CollW, 1:21; emphasis added)—when the object of the eye and the object of the mind are one and the...
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Voyages of the Self : Pairs, Parallels, and Patterns in American Art and ...

Barbara Novak Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of Art History Barnard College and Columbia University - 2007 - 256 pages
...orderly control of his own transcendent entry into a larger universe, where, as Emerson has reminded us "The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass."51 These surfaces too are glass-like. The luminist painter, like Emerson's poet "turns the world...
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Culture, Creativity and Environment: New Environmentalist Criticism

Fiona Becket, Terry Gifford - 2007 - 258 pages
...what he refers to as "spiritual facts" are moral truths - facts that not only 'are' but 'ought to be': The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus the whole is greater than the part; reaction is equal to action; the smallest weight may be made to lift the greatest [...] and...
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