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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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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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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 - 308 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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Emerson and Self-reliance

George Kateb - 2002 - 221 pages
...we can recover, if we choose. Most splendidly, at the start of Chapter 1 of Nature, Emerson writes: if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars . . . seen in the streets of cities, how great they are! If the stars should appear one night in a...
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Going by Contraries: Robert Frost's Conflict with Science

Robert Bernard Hass, Professor of English at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Robert Bernard Hass - 2002 - 220 pages
...INTRODUCTION 1. Thompson, Robert Frost: The Early Years, 88-89. 2. See, eg, Emerson's claim in "Nature" that "if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. . . . One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with the design, to give man, in the heavenly...
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Schamanismus und Esoterik: Kultur- und wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Betrachtungen

Kocku von Stuckrad - 2003 - 337 pages
...das erste Kapitel Nature zum entscheidenden Thema. Es beginnt mit den Sätzen: 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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Country, Park & City: The Architecture and Life of Calvert Vaux

Francis R. Kowsky - 2003 - 391 pages
...rivers, thatVaux proposes for subjects of bronze stames are likewise encountered in Emerson's essay. "But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars," Emerson instructs his readers: "The rays that come from those heavenly worlds will separate between...
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Kenneth Burke on Myth: An Introduction

Laurence Coupe - 2005 - 206 pages
...apply precisely that word." (ISA 192) Burke observes that a recurrent symbol is that of the stars: "If a man would be alone, let him look at the stars," writes Emerson (quoted LSA 193). Burke notes his debt to the closing imagery of Dante's great, emphatically...
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