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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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Exercises for Parsing and Analysis

Augusta Choate, Gertrude Hartman - 1912 - 157 pages
...circle of stiff curled black hair, had the appearance of a parish pinfold begirt by its high hedge. 38. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. 39. Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. 40. You seem to me as Dian in her...
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The Motto Book: Being a Collection of Epigrams

Elbert Hubbard - 1920 - 67 pages
...156 — To escape criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing .50 .25 157 — To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...those heavenly worlds will separate between him and vulgar things. One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in...
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The Story of Our Literature: An Interpretation of the American Spirit

John Louis Haney - 1923 - 399 pages
...phrasing memorable detached thoughts is well illustrated in such passages as these: 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. . . . If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore and...
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My Little Book of Emerson: Being an Introd. to Emerson and a Breviary of His ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1924 - 141 pages
...to all the members. America is not civil, whilst Africa is barbarous. — EMANCIPATION ADDRESS * 1 am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody...if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. — NATURE * L/ove, and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides...
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Harper's Anthology for College Courses in Composition and Literature ...: Prose

Frederick Alexander Manchester, William Frederic Giese - 1926
...and folding about herself anew.1 — William James, A Pluralistic Universe. 2 To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...from those heavenly worlds will separate between him 1 Reprinted \vith the permission of Mr. Henry James and of Longmans, Green & Co. and what he touches....
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Harper's Anthology: Prose

Frederick Alexander Manchester, William Frederic Giese - 1926 - 894 pages
...and folding about herself anew.1 — William James, A Pluralistic Universe. 2 To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...from those heavenly worlds will separate between him 1 Reprinted with the permission of Mr. Henry James and of Longmans, Green & Co, and what he touches....
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Josephine Miles - 1964 - 48 pages
...old, with a small, not popular, pamphlet called Nature, which stated succinctly in its third sentence: "But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars." This early individual man of Emerson's is a man alone, apart from his friends and even from his own...
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Language As Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method

Kenneth Burke - 1966 - 514 pages
...of sessions in the classroom. So I propose a makeshift. Near the start of the essay, Emerson writes: "If a man would be alone, let him look at the stars." Then he continues: The rays that come from those heavenly worlds will separate between him and what...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature, addresses, and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - 1971 - 333 pages
...of the world on the human mind, they do not vary the result. CHAPTER I. NATURE To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things. One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in...
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The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750-1900: The Idea of a Plurality of ...

Michael J. Crowe - 1988 - 680 pages
...enjoy an original relation to the universe?"71 Emerson suggests how to do this; begin with solitude: 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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