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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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Charles Ives and His World

J. Burkholder, James Peter Burkholder - 1996 - 452 pages
...or Provençal 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...would we really know the meaning of? The meal in the firken; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye;...
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Analysis and Assessment, 1940-1979

Cary D. Wintz - 1996 - 504 pages
...poor, the feelings of the child, the philosophy of the street, the meaning of household life . . . Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds . . ." The invocation of the great Emerson does not, of course, answer the attitude of the "Ivory Tower"...
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In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies

Regina Bendix - 1997 - 306 pages
...the virtue of the common: 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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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 pages
...common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight to-day, and you may have antique and future worlds. What would we really know...the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body; — show me the ultimate reason of these matters; show me the ultimate...
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The Cambridge Companion to William James

Ruth Anna Putnam - 1997 - 406 pages
...the importance of domestic culture in James's work, these words from Emerson's "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 gait of the body; - show me the ultimate reason of these matters; show me the sublime...
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Modern Poetry after Modernism

James Longenbach - 1997 - 224 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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The Emerson Museum: Practical Romanticism and the Pursuit of the Whole

Lee Rust Brown - 1997 - 285 pages
..."The American Scholar" when he speaks of embracing the common and sitting at the feet of the familiar: "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" (CW1:67). This same proximity to common things reappears as an...
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Humor and Revelation in American Literature: The Puritan Connection

Pascal Covici - 1997 - 226 pages
...forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries when they wrote these books" (67). "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds" (78). Note the rapidity of, the shock in, Emerson's sudden juxtapositions. Both parts of them turn...
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The Trumpet of Reform: German Literature in Nineteenth-century New England

Sigrid Bauschinger - 1998 - 211 pages
...doing in Italy or Arabia; [...]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.61 Emerson was unfamiliar with the Austrian novelist Adalbert...
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John Wayne's America

Garry Wills - 1998 - 384 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 eyes; the form and gait of the body — show me the ultimate reason for these matters.20 Emerson's...
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