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" They did not yet see, and thousands of young men as hopeful now crowding to the barriers for the career do not yet see, that if the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him. "
Essays, orations and lectures - Page 69
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
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Equivocal Endings in Classic American Novels: The Scarlet Letter; Adventures ...

Joyce A. Rowe, Rowe Joyce A - 1988 - 161 pages
..."New World future."13 Thus Emerson can assure his audience that if the new man, the American, would "plant himself indomitably on his instincts and there abide, the huge world will come round to him."14 This American Colossus bestriding his "narrow world" provides us with an image that seems to...
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Advocates of Poetry, a Reader of American Poet Critics, Modernist Era (c)

1994 - 63 pages
...as an important center of what Pound would have called a "vortex." As Emerson said a century before, "If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the great world will come round to him." And come it did, first to the pages of the Fugitive and later...
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Humor and Revelation in American Literature: The Puritan Connection

Pascal Covici - 1997 - 226 pages
...declaration of intellectual independence, but it rang with an almost solipsistic self-sufficiency, too. "[I]f the single man plant himself indomitably on...there abide, the huge world will come round to him" (79). "Books are for the scholars' idle times" (68). "I had better never see a book than to be warped...
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In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies

Regina Bendix - 1997 - 306 pages
...time. Self-reliance to Emerson was the cure for all that was wrong in the world of American business: "If the single man plant himself indomitably on his...there abide, the huge world will come round to him" (Emerson 1971:69). s A betterment of the polity and the social collective was a logical outgrowth of...
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God in Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Awakening to the Infinite

Richard G. Geldard - 1999 - 191 pages
...foundation he had established for himself years before and articulated in "Self-Reliance." In it he said, They did not yet see, and thousands of young men as...there abide, the huge world will come round to him. In the confusion in which America found itself throughout the 1850s, voices like Emerson's were as...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Laurie E. Rozakis - 1999 - 468 pages
...do. Here's where we get our robust strain of self-reliance. As Emerson said (yes, also in Nature), "If the single man plant himself indomitably on his...there abide, the huge world will come round to him." The transcendentalists were an equal-opportunity group. So what if some adherents saw transcendentalism...
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Freedoms Ferment

Peter Moore, Tyler - 1999 - 73 pages
...office and duties of the scholar and issued a challenge to all creative genius in his statement, "If a single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts,...there abide, the huge world will come round to him." Again and again, in the "Divinity School Address," in addresses on "Man the Reformer" and on "Literary...
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A Difficult Grace: On Poets, Poetry, and Writing

Michael Ryan - 2000 - 184 pages
...told an audience at Harvard in 1833: "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. ... If the single man plant himself indomitably on his...there abide, the huge world will come round to him. ... A nation of men will for the first time exist." Being a democrat, not a great but "feudal" poet...
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The American Studies Anthology

Richard P. Horwitz - 2001 - 376 pages
...which the principles on which business is managed inspire, and turn drudges, or die of disgust — some of them suicides. What is the remedy? They did not...there abide, the huge world will come round to him. Patience — patience — with the shades of all the good and great for company; and for solace, the...
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The Emerson Dilemma: Essays on Emerson and Social Reform

T. Gregory Garvey - 2001 - 264 pages
...image that describes the connection between individual and political consensus. He emphatically asserts that "if the single man plant himself indomitably...there abide, the huge world will come round to him . . . [Then] a nation of men will for the first time exist because each believes himself inspired by...
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