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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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The Great New Wilderness Debate

J. Baird Callicott, Michael P. Nelson - 1998 - 697 pages
...you one moment. Ralph Waldo Emerson SELECTIONS FROM NatUTC (1836) T\ CHAPTER I. o GO INTO SOLITUDE, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from soc1ety. I am not sol1tary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte (ed), Saundra Morris - 1999 - 304 pages
...speak on such matters as "Beauty" or "Spirit." The drama began innocently enough: To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. But it was clear, even in this innocent-seeming first step in the Poet's pilgrimage, that his spiritual...
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America: True Stories of Life on the Road

Fred Setterberg - 1999 - 527 pages
...the US Forest Service in the early half of this century, and thanks to his impaso go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.' • — Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Nature" sioned advocacy, the wild heart of the Gila National Forest was...
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Road to Egdon Heath: The Aesthetics of the Great in Nature

Richard W. Bevis - 1999 - 409 pages
...us "the perpetual presence of the sublime" (as Kant had realized), and furnish a sense of solitude: "If a man would be alone, let him look at the stars" (23). It is implied that, for the philosophical or poetic soul at least, "the world is too much with...
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Quarrel & Quandary: Essays

Cynthia Ozick - 2000 - 247 pages
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The Concord Saunterer, Volumes 8-10

2000
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The Aesthetics of Enchantment in the Fine Arts, Volume 65

M. Kronegger, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka - 2000 - 324 pages
...solitude simply as a separation of the PERCEIVING THE SUBLIME 155 self from others: "To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if man would be alone, let him look at the stars" (2). Emerson suggests that solitude is a turn away from...
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Sight & Sound: Naturbilder in der englischen und amerikanischen Romantik

Frank Mehring - 2001 - 189 pages
...Abgeschiedenheit zu einer wesentlichen Voraussetzung für die Transzendierung der Sinne. „To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...society. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, 151 Vgl. Emerson „The Poet". Works. Vol. 3. S. 12 ff. 152 Der experimentelle Charakter zeichnet Romantiker...
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The Puritan Origins of American Sex: Religion, Sexuality, and National ...

Tracy Fessenden - 2001 - 332 pages
...circumstances by which he is circumscribed. Chapter i of Nature begins thus: "To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. I am not solitary whilst 1 read and write."8 This assertion of solitude is a little strange, since it's a written one. It seems...
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World: Poems 1991-2001

Maxine Chernoff - 2001 - 103 pages
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