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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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Birds and poets, with other papers. Author's ed

John Burroughs - 1884
...compost of them both, and her ends are prospered whichever succeed. "If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again." What is the end of Nature? Where is the end of a sphere ? The sphere balances at any and every point....
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volume 10

Manchester Literary Club - 1884
...needlessly augmented by the absurd misprints of the English edition): If the red slayer think he stays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the suhtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. They reckon ill who leave me out ; When me they fly,...
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The Literary World

1885
...of pantheism. Emerson extracted the gist of it in his " Brahma ; " If the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways. 1 keep, and pass, and turn again. And here is Mr. Arnold's rendering: If he that slayeth thinks " I...
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Papers in Penology

1883
...on the immutable reality of the supersensual world : Said Brahma. 1f 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. This being so, the Oriental may well have thought, — since all is Maya, and assassin and victim are...
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The Open Court, Volumes 1-20

Paul Carus - 1906
..."Brahma," from which we may be permitted to quote the following stanzas: "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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A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1888
...in the stroke, there is omnipotence of recoil 1860. BRAHMA. "TF the red slayer think he slays, -J- 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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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888
...in the stroke, there is omnipotence of recoil. i860. BRAHMA. TF 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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American Literature, 1607-1885

Charles Francis Richardson - 1888
...is a part of this selected and choice remainder. Read it again: If the red slayer thinks 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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The Andover Review, Volume 14

1890
..." Brahma," Emerson reproduces a thorough-going pantheism : — " If the red slayer thinks he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well...subtle ways I keep and pass and turn again. " Far and forgot to me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear ; And...
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The Beginnings of Hindu Pantheism: An Address Delivered at the Twenty-second ...

Charles Rockwell Lanman - 1890 - 24 pages
...They are conceived as if uttered by the Allpervading Spirit : — Tf 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. The strong gods pine for my abode, And...
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