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" What would we really know the meaning of ? The meal in the firkin ; the milk in the pan ; the ballad in the street ; the news of the boat ; the glance of the eye ; the form and the gait of the body... "
Essays, Lectures and Orations - Page 340
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
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Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry

Anthony Hecht, J. D. McClatchy - 2003 - 304 pages
...lend itself to the confident summing-up that Emerson so cheerfully posits in "The American Scholar": What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body; — show me the ultimate reason of these matters; — show...
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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 pages
...value of applying intelligence and extracting wisdom from the minute particulars of our quotidian life: "What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body" (p. 69). He moves from external objects to our very modalities...
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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 pages
...worldwide shrinking of the spirit. In the passage we have taken from "The American Scholar," Emerson says, "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." In Nature he had said, "Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous."...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...art, or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into today, and you may have...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body;—show me the ultimate reason of these matters; show me the...
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Understanding Charles Johnson

Gary Storhoff - 2004 - 255 pages
...Scholar" (1837), for a writer to illuminate the wondrous possibilities of the mundane and the ordinary: "What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body." 18 Charles Johnson's Syncretistic Self In his book Religion...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2010 - 288 pages
...knowledge of self, nature, and God. "What would we really know the meaning of?" he asks, and answers: "The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye Man is surprised to find that things near are not less beautiful and wondrous than things remote....
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Tales from the Easel: American Narrative Paintings from Southeastern Museums ...

2004 - 204 pages
...minstrelsy: I embrace the common. I explore and sit at (he feet of the faimliar. the low. Give me insight mto today. and you may have the antique and future worlds. What would we really know the meaning of?" he asked. and famously answered: "The meal in the Hrkin: the milk in the pan: the ballad in the street."51...
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The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs

Viviane Serfaty - 2004 - 144 pages
...art. or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common. I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds. (Emerson 1849). Emerson asserts that the familiar, the trivial, the commonplace are precisely what...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 pages
...art, or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into to-day, and you may have...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body; — show me the ultimate reason of these matters; show me the...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...art, or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into to-day, and you may have...the milk in the pan, the ballad in the street; the use of the boat; the glance of the eye, the form and the gait of the body; show me the ultimate reason...
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