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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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A Desk in the Elephant House

Cathryn Essinger - 1998 - 70 pages
...from "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar." The second epigraph asks, "What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...pan; the ballad in the street; the news of the boat." Emerson and Essinger demand "insight into to-day," desiring to know "the sublime presence of the highest...
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Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy: Language, Literature, and Ethical ...

Gerald L. Bruns, Professor Gerald L Bruns - 1999 - 299 pages
...alongside Cavell's Emerson ("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...pan; the ballad in the street,, the news of the boat . . .").60 Compare the "Prologue" to Kara in Hell, with its idea of a museum of everyday paintings...
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Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy: Language, Literature, and Ethical ...

Gerald L. Bruns, Professor Gerald L Bruns - 1999 - 299 pages
...alongside Cavell's Emerson ("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...meaning of? The meal in the firkin,- the milk in the pan,the ballad in the street,- the news of the boat . . .").60 Compare the "Prologue" to Kora in Hell,...
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Pioneers in Popular Culture Studies

Ray Broadus Browne, Michael T. Marsden - 1999 - 234 pages
...Emerson understood this danger when he advised us to discover the real meaning of America by examining "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." Unfortunately, according to Fishwick, seeking a methodology which...
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T.S. Eliot: An Imperfect Life

Lyndall Gordon - 1999 - 721 pages
...penetrated and illumined as part of one design. 'What would we really know the meaning of?' Emerson asked. '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 Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 pages
...of effort to become more alive to the present moment as the only theater of spiritual development. "Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds" (CW 1: 67). These influences of modern literature were also supplemented by a wide variety of religious...
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Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory, and Art Museums

Ivan Gaskell, Professor of Cultural History and of Museum Studies Ivan Gaskell - 2000 - 270 pages
...when in 'The American Scholar' (1837) he wrote of the significance of 'the meaning of household life': What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...milk in the pan; the ballad in the street; the news from the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body; show me the ultimate reason...
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The Experimental College

Alexander Meiklejohn - 2000
...than all foreign parts. ... 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." Boo\s for General Reading and Discussion: (1) An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser. Liveright. $1.00....
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Vocations of Political Theory

Jason A. Frank, John Tambornino - 336 pages
...1 g This presentist sensibility is reinforced by Emerson in "The American Scholar" when he writes, "Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds." This passage is an indicator of how Emerson addresses the tragedy of a diminished past and an unknown...
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The American Studies Anthology

Richard P. Horwitz - 2001 - 376 pages
...art, or Provengal 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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