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" To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 15
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience

1994 - 1211 pages
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Star-Hopping: Your Visa to Viewing the Universe

Robert A. Garfinkle - 1997 - 360 pages
...see what else you can star-hop to. 110 April Ursa Major: A Dipper round tripper To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society.... But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds,...
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This Book of Starres: Learning to Read George Herbert

James Boyd White - 1994 - 292 pages
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Modern Theories of the Universe: From Herschel to Hubble

Michael J. Crowe - 1994 - 435 pages
...[Given modern astronomy,] Who can be a Calvinist or who an Atheist[?]—2 From Emerson's "Nature" (1836) But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. . . . One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in the heavenly...
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Green History: A Reader in Environmental Literature, Philosophy, and Politics

Derek Wall - 1994 - 273 pages
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Acts of Hope: Creating Authority in Literature, Law, and Politics

James Boyd White - 1994 - 322 pages
...played off this style, using it, for example, in the famous opening of "Nature": "To go into solitude a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society." Here he assumes, as natural, a way of talking that generalizes confidently about what "a man" needs...
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A.R. Ammons and the Poetics of Widening Scope

Steven P. Schneider - 1994 - 246 pages
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The Immortal Fire Within: The Life and Work of Edward Emerson Barnard

William Sheehan - 1995 - 460 pages
...lived and worked. Ralph Waldo Emerson, for whom Elizabeth Barnard had named her son, had once written: If a man would be alone, let him look at the stars . . . One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in the heavenly...
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Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience

Richard Jenseth, Edward E. Lotto - 1996 - 493 pages
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Emerson's Philosophic Path to a Vocation

Kenneth Walter Cameron - 1996 - 324 pages
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