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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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Victorian Modernism: Pragmatism and the Varieties of Aesthetic Experience

Jessica R. Feldman - 2002 - 261 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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Readings at the Edge of Literature

Myra Jehlen - 2002 - 246 pages
..."What would we really know the meaning of?" asked Emerson sweeping aside the long descent of erudition. "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."8 Though he was indubitably "very respectable," Emerson anticipated...
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Jean Jacques Rousseau: The Politics of the Ordinary

Tracy B. Strong - 2002 - 201 pages
...remote, the romantic. ... I embrace the common. I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low, and you may have the antique and future worlds. What would we really know the meaning of? RW Emerson, The American Scholar The natural is always the historical. Martin Heidegger, What Is Called...
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Sportsmen and Gamesmen

John Dizikes - 2002 - 350 pages
...the 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. Emerson's proclamation rang down through succeeding generations because it touched on ideas deeply...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...one day gives, another takes." — George "Give me today, and take tomorrow." — St. John Chrysostom "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." — Nietzsche "For there is no day however beautiful which has not its night." — Anonymous "Many...
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The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business

Thomas H. Davenport, John C. Beck - 2001 - 255 pages
...attention in the new economy, attention measurement will be everywhere. Every performer, Overheard. "Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds." Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar" author, sports star, and politician will be painfully aware...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 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...
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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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