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" I will go to prison, if need be; but your miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots, and the thousandfold relief societies; — though I confess... "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1900
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Mental Evolution

Ulysses Grant King - 1921 - 274 pages
...miscellaneous popular charities, — the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand, alms to sots, and thousand-fold Relief Societies; — tho I confess with shame I sometimes succumb and give the dollar,...
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American Philanthropy

Robert H. Bremner - 1988 - 291 pages
...miscellaneous popular charities; the education at colleges of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots, and the thousandfold Relief Societies." Thoreau scorned "a charity which dispenses the crumbs that fall from its overload tables, which are...
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Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian ...

Stanley Cavell - 1990 - 151 pages
...miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots;...which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold. Updike at once replies, "A doctrine of righteous selfishness is here propounded." Bloom takes a little...
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Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian ...

Stanley Cavell - 1990 - 151 pages
...because it supports what it is that keeps them down; which further suggests that when Emerson adds of the wicked dollar, "which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold," he does not exactly mean that he will further harden his heart but that by and by he will live in a...
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Giving: Charity and Philanthropy in History

Robert H. Bremner - 1996 - 241 pages
...miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots; and the thousandfold Relief Societies."9 Slavery, the issue in reform in the mid-nineteenth-century United States, was a subject...
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Vanguards & Followers: Youth in the American Tradition

1995 - 257 pages
...your miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meetinghouses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots,...thousand-fold Relief Societies; though I confess with shame 1 sometimes succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar, which by and by I shall have the manhood...
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 pages
...miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots;...which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold. (Essays, 263) In "An Emerson Mood," Stanley Cavell has explored Emerson's transformation of religious...
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Renewing American Compassion

Marvin Olasky - 1997 - 208 pages
...Review quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous self-criticism: "I sometimes succumb and give the dollar, but it is a wicked dollar, which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold." Sociological analyses of the "floating population of all large modern cities" showed the homeless including...
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God in Concord: Ralph Waldo Emerson's Awakening to the Infinite

Richard G. Geldard - 1999 - 191 pages
...miscellaneous popular charities; the education at college of fools; the building of meeting-houses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots;...the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by and by 1 shall have the manhood to withhold. Seen by some as Emerson's essential lack of liberal or Christian...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 pages
...dollar, the dime, the cent I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong. . . . [T]hough I confess with shame I sometimes succumb...which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold. (CW 2: 30-31) Activism on behalf of suffering others "a thousand miles off" is proof of a false relation...
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