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" If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. Far or forgot to me is near; Shadow and sunlight are the same; The vanished gods to me appear; And one to me are... "
Essays and Poems of Emerson - Page 470
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
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May-day, and Other Pieces

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1881 - 205 pages
...Sphinx were guessed. OCCASIONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PIECES BRAHMA. TF the red slayer think he slays, -*• Or if the slain think • he • is slain, They know...me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear ; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out ; When...
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May-day and Other Pieces

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1881 - 205 pages
...Sphinx were guessed. OCCASIONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PIECES BRAHMA. TF the red slayer think he slaya, -*- Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. Par or forgot to me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear ; And...
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Young Folks' History of America

Hezekiah Butterworth, Robert Mackenzie - 1881 - 535 pages
...If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or if the slain think he be slain, They know not well the subtile ways I keep and pass and turn again. Far or forgot...me is near, Shadow and sunlight are the same, The vanished gods to me appear, And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out, When...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosopher and Poet

Alfred Hudson Guernsey - 1881 - 327 pages
...in many minds stands as the representative of Emerson's verse : " If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the winding ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. "Far or forgot to me is near; Shadow and sunlight are...
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American Literature ; an Historical Sketch, 1620-1880

John Nichol - 1882 - 472 pages
...entitled Brahma, : — " If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is plain, They know well the subtle ways I keep and pass and turn again....vanquished gods to me appear, And one to me are shame and fume. " They reckon ill who leave me out ; When me they fly I am the wings ; I am the doubter and the...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1882 - 862 pages
...it holds more deep, more high." RALPH WALDO EMERSON. Brahma. IF the red slayer think he slays, . . Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...turn again. Far or forgot to me is near, Shadow and sunshine are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear, And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon...
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The Works of Orestes A. Brownson: Scientific theories

Orestes Augustus Brownson - 1884
...often more cunning than the Sphinx; and, like Emerfion's Brahma, she may declare to her students — ' They know not well the subtle ways I keep and pass and turn again.' We have looked into her face a little, measured some of her ellipses and angles, weighed her gases...
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The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 3

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...Sphinx were guessed. OCCASIONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PIECES BEAHMA. • IF the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear ; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out ; When...
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Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...cheer her sons, As if one riddle of the Sphinx were guessed. BRAHMA. IF the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear ; And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon ill who leave me out ; When...
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Poems

George Lunt - 1883 - 285 pages
...is clear, Find me the Mab-struck thing I am. * •BRAHMA— BY BWE IF the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...turn again. Far or forgot to me is near, Shadow and sunshine are the same, The vanished gods to me appear And one to me are shame and fame. They reckon...
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