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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 Immortal Fire Within: The Life and Work of Edward Emerson Barnard

William Sheehan - 1995 - 429 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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Maps of Heaven, Maps of Hell: Religious Terror as Memory from the Puritans ...

Edward J. Ingebretsen - 1996 - 239 pages
...sometimes sound like parodies of each other. Consider, for example, this line from the beginning of Nature. "But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars" (p. 9). Read without irony, the sentiment could be Lovecraft's, as it was also Frost's — to whom...
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Literature and the Marketplace: Romantic Writers and Their Audiences in ...

William G. Rowland - 1996 - 230 pages
...the stars as a metaphor for a realm that is hospitable because it is solitary: To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. . . .if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds,...
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Some Necessary Angels: Essays on Writing and Politics

Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini, Jay Parini - 1997 - 272 pages
...from the wilderness bearing Truth; but that truth can only be found in nature: "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." So the pattern of self-imposed isolation...
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Emersonian Circles: Essays in Honor of Joel Myerson

Joel Myerson, Wesley T. Mott, Wesley T.. Mott, Robert E. Burkholder - 1997 - 284 pages
...Allen in Waldo Emerson (New York: Viking, 1981), pp. 239-40; see L 7:232-33. 4"Tb go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society" (CW 1:8). '5I take the phrase "standard of excellence" from the passage in Nature which was inspired...
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美国文学学习指南

李翠亭, 李正栓 - 1998 - 251 pages
...writer 2.With whom is Helen associated in line 14? 3.Who is Psyche? Passage 6 To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heav enly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things. One might think the atmosphere was made...
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Transforming Privacy: A Transpersonal Philosophy of Rights

Stefano Scoglio - 1998 - 260 pages
...least when still uncorrupted by human destructive manipulations. Writes Emerson: "To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as...me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars."29 In the infinity without, the starry cosmos to which Brandeis so often refers in his writings,...
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The Revival of Pragmatism: New Essays on Social Thought, Law, and Culture

Morris Dickstein, Stanley Fish, Fredric Jameson - 1998 - 453 pages
...you must cooperate with others in using a common language? It is Emerson, remember, who confesses: "I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me."18 I move on now to the idea of "work." "Work" is a key word in pragmatist writing from Emerson...
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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, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 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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