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" What would we really know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street... "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 91
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 372 pages
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Analysis and Assessment, 1940-1979

Cary D. Wintz - 1996 - 504 pages
...poor, the feelings of the child, the philosophy of the street, the meaning of household life . . . Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds . . ." The invocation of the great Emerson does not, of course, answer the attitude of the "Ivory Tower"...
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In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies

Regina Bendix - 1997 - 306 pages
...habitus ought to be, he extolled the virtue of the common: I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into...the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body;—show me the ultimate reason of these matters; show me the sublime presence of the highest spiritual...
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 pages
...common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight to-day, and you may have antique and future worlds. What would we really know...news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body; — show me the ultimate reason of these matters; show me the ultimate presence of...
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The Cambridge Companion to William James

Ruth Anna Putnam - 1997 - 406 pages
...the importance of domestic culture in James's work, these words from Emerson's "American Scholar": What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body; - show me the ultimate reason of these matters; show me the sublime presence of the...
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The Emerson Museum: Practical Romanticism and the Pursuit of the Whole

Lee Rust Brown - 1997 - 285 pages
..."The American Scholar" when he speaks of embracing the common and sitting at the feet of the familiar: "the meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the...news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body" (CW1:67). This same proximity to common things reappears as an imperative in "The...
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Humor and Revelation in American Literature: The Puritan Connection

Pascal Covici - 1997 - 226 pages
...forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries when they wrote these books" (67). "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds" (78). Note the rapidity of, the shock in, Emerson's sudden juxtapositions. Both parts of them turn...
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The Trumpet of Reform: German Literature in Nineteenth-century New England

Sigrid Bauschinger - 1998 - 211 pages
...the romantic; what is doing in Italy or Arabia; [...]I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into...the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body.61 Emerson was unfamiliar with the Austrian novelist Adalbert Stifter, with whom he nonetheless...
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John Wayne's America

Garry Wills - 1998 - 384 pages
...Arabia; what is Greek art, or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eyes; the form and gait of the body — show me the ultimate reason for these matters.20 Emerson's...
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A Desk in the Elephant House

Cathryn Essinger - 1998 - 70 pages
...from "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar." The second epigraph asks, "What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...pan; the ballad in the street; the news of the boat." Emerson and Essinger demand "insight into to-day," desiring to know "the sublime presence of the highest...
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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Index

Edward Craig - 1998 - 896 pages
...Emerson does not wish to transcend the common world. 'I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into...today and you may have the antique and future worlds.' 'An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge', commonly known as the...
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