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" Yet see what strong intellects dare not yet hear God himself, unless he speak the phraseology of I know not what David, or Jeremiah, or Paul. We shall not always set so great a price on a few texts, on a few lives. "
The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 60
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...too lives with nature in the present, above time. This should be plain enough. Yet see what strong 10 intellects dare not yet hear God himself unless he...like children who repeat by rote the sentences of grandames1 and tutors, and, 15 as they grow older, of the men of talents and character they chance...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 63

1860
...better than the child, into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence, then, this worship of the past?" stream; My thirst was qnench'd, my soul reviv'd, And...voice of Jesus say, I am this dark world's light ; value on a few texts, on a few lives. We are like children, who repeat by rote the sentences of grandames...
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Seership and Prophecy

Richard Dimsdale Stocker - 1907 - 31 pages
...only so many fragments of the soul, and by affinity we incorporate these in our own consciousness. " We shall not always set so great a price on a few texts, or a few lives." The only use of tradition is to perpetuate the everlasting remembrance of those lofty...
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time. This should be plain enough. Yet see what strong intellects...like children who repeat by rote the sentences of grandames and tutors, and, as they grow older, of the men of talents and character they chance to see,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time. This should be plain enough. Yet see what strong intellects...like children who repeat by rote the sentences of grandames and tutors, and, as they grow older, of the men of talents and character they chance to see,...
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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations, Volume 5

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911
...Reliance." Sentences not there given are retained. 1838] THE SOUL'S GRATITUDE 137 the sound. Be assured we shall not always set so great a price on a few texts, on a few lives.1 . . . November 14. This palsy of tradition goes so far that when a soul in which the intellectual...
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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...lives with nature in the present, above time. 24. This should be plain enough. Yet see what strong 25 intellects dare not yet hear God himself, unless he speak the phraseology of I know not what David,0 or Jeremiah,0 or Paul.0 We shall not always set so great a price on a few texts,0 on a few...
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...nature in the present, above time.3 This should be plain enough. Yet see what strong intellects 25 dare not yet hear God himself, unless he speak the...and, as they grow older, of the men of talents and 30 character they chance to see, — painfully recollecting the exact words they spoke ; afterwards,...
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The Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Being Extracts from His Prose and Verse

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 163 pages
...common nature. That third party or common nature is not social; it is impersonal, is God. The Over Soul. THIS should be plain enough. Yet see what strong intellects...like children who repeat by rote the sentences of grandames and tutors, and, as they grow older, of the men of talents and character they chance to see...
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English Prose: A Series of Related Essays for the Discussion and Practice of ...

Frederick William Roe, George Roy Elliott - 1913 - 487 pages
...5 future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time. This should be plain enough. Yet see what strong intellects...phraseology of I know not what David, or Jeremiah, or 10 Paul. We shall not always set so great a price on a few texts, on a few lives. We are like children...
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