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" We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves but allow a passage to its beams. "
Essays: First Series - Page 57
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
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Types of the Essay

Benjamin Alexander Heydrick - 1921 - 373 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man...
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Select Essays and Addresses, Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1922 - 275 pages
...impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirmEvery man discerns between the voluntary acts of his mind and his involuntary perceptions, and...
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays for First-year Students Selected by the ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1923 - 428 pages
...impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discerns between the voluntary acts of his mind and his involuntary perceptions, and knows that to...
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays Selected by the Department of Rhetoric ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1924 - 428 pages
...impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discerns between the voluntary acts of his mind and his involuntary perceptions, and knows that to...
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The Body Impolitic: A Reading of Four Novels by Herman Melville, Volumes 20-23

Richard Manley Blau - 1979 - 214 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. ...Every man discriminates between the voluntary acts of his mind and his involuntary perceptions,...
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The Moral Picturesque: Studies in Hawthorne's Fiction

Darrel Abel - 1988 - 324 pages
...Emerson's injunction "Trust thyself; for he did not believe, as Emerson wrote in "Self-Reliance," that "When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." Zenobia speaks for him in her final impassioned accusation of Hollingsworth: "Self, self, self! You...
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The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition

Stephen Fredman - 1993 - 170 pages
...extending beyond one: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams" (FC, 227). "Today," Duncan says, "in 1979, reading that essay, I find again how Emersonian...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...(Oversoul.) "We lie in the lap of an immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams." ( Self-Reliance.) "The soul's communication of truth is the highest event in nature,...
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The Six Steps in Mental Mastery

Henry H. Brown - 1996 - 105 pages
...(Oversoul.) "We lie in the lap of an immense intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothin-r of ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams." ( Self-Reliance.) "The soul's communication...
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Critical Responses to Josiah Royce, 1885-1916

Randall E. Auxier - 2000 - 953 pages
...Oversoul: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence," he says, "which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." (Self -Reliance, p. 56, quoted, too, by James in his Human Immortality.) There were no doubt two Emersons,...
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