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" What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch, a pencil and a bill of exchange in his pocket, and the naked New Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat and an undivided twentieth of a shed to sleep... "
Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series - Page 83
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...is taken. Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch,...compare the health of the two men and you shall see that his aboriginal strength, the white man has lost. If the traveller tell us truly, strike the savage...
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Unsettled Narratives: The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and ...

David Farrier - 2007 - 277 pages
...[ . . . ] Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts. What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch,...shall see that the white man has lost his aboriginal strength.59 London's expedition was intended to give the lie to this supposition that the civilised,...
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Bianco in Questione

Susan Petrilli - 2007 - 489 pages
...only did he praise Knox's racist treatise. In his own earlier essay "Self-Reliance", Emerson wrote of "the naked New Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and an 113 undivided twentieth of a shed", in contrast to the "well-clad" and literate New Englander with...
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Merely Being There Is Not Enough: Women's Roles in Autobiographical Texts by ...

Heike Mlakar - 2008 - 196 pages
...assumptions, the narrator in On the Road shares Frazer's views: What a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch,...white man has lost his aboriginal strength. If the travelers tell us truly, strike the savage with a broad axe, and in a day or two the flesh shall unite...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 7

1861
...recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. . . . Wbat a contrast between the well-clad, reading, writing, thinking American, with a watch,...and a bill of exchange in his pocket, and the naked New-Zealander, whose property is a club, a spear, a mat, and the undivided twentieth part of a shed...
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