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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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The Grammar of Our Civility: Classical Education in America

Lee T. Pearcy - 2005 - 184 pages
...few decorative mottoes, to mumble something in the vernacular, or to assert with Emerson the priority of "the meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body." 71 CLASSICS IN RETREAT: ALTERTUMSWISSENSCHAFT COMES TO AMERICA...
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell Meltzer - 2005 - 192 pages
...this movement that what is most common and familiar is that to which the active soul is most drawn: "The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body." This is the very stuff of what we might call secular, everyday...
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Jorie Graham: Essays on the Poetry

Thomas Gardner - 2005 - 305 pages
...her most challenging and beautiful poem. "What would we really know the meaning of?" asked Emerson: "The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the...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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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...in "The American Scholar," in his embrace of the common, the familiar, the low. "Give me," he says, "insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds" (E&L 68-69). Like Wordsworth, who finds his paradise a "simple produce of the common day," Emerson...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2006 - 272 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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Kalender kleiner Innovationen: 50 Anfänge einer Moderne zwischen 1755 und ...

Roland Borgards, Almuth Hammer, Christiane Holm - 2006 - 414 pages
...the philosophy of the Street, the meaning of household life, are the topics of the time. [...] VCTiat would we really know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the bailad in the street, the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body; -...
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Rising in the World, Or Architects of Fate

Orison Swett Marden - 2006 - 552 pages
...his own : He who, secure within himself can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived to-day." Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and fnture worlds. — EMKKSON. "Just to fill the hour, that is happiness." " Happy then is the man who...
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'Relations Stop Nowhere': The Common Literary Foundations of German and ...

Hugh Ridley - 2007 - 317 pages
...thinker to 'embrace', sitting 'at the feet of the familiar, the low'. In much-quoted words he states: 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 [...] the world lies no longer a dull miscellany and lumber-room,...
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Beyond the Philosopher's Fear: A Cavellian Reading of Gender, Origin and ...

Ludger H. Viefhues-Bailey - 2007 - 177 pages
...here what Cavell says about a passage in 'The American Scholar' in which Emerson talks about 'the mean 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' (quoted in SOW, p. 149). Cavell describes this passage as 'a...
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Public Folklore

Robert Baron, Nick Spitzer - 2010 - 400 pages
...remote, the romantic; ... 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 antique and future worlds. What would we know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street; the news...
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