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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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Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-made Man

Garry Wills - 2002 - 617 pages
...miscellaneous popular charities; the education at colleges of fools, the building of meetinghouses to the vain end to which many now stand; alms to sots,...which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold." No wonder the victims of Whittier must collapse into Dr. Peale's smarmy embrace. What a grisly world...
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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 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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Trying It Out in America: Literary and Other Performances

Richard Poirier, Wilson Follett - 2003 - 332 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. It's roughly the last third of this quotation (from "Then again, do not tell me" through "I shall have...
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The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race and the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence

Susan M. Ryan (Ph. D.), Associate Professor of English Susan M Ryan, PH. - 2003 - 235 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. 2 Though his phrasing is extreme, Emerson is expressing widely held views. Many of his contemporaries...
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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
...institutionalized charity, Emerson asked, "Are they my poor?" and denied that he should contribute: "[T]hough I confess with shame I sometimes succumb...which by and by I shall have the manhood to withhold." In 1839, he had not yet attained sufficient self-reliance to resist even the simple request for charity....
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 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 give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar, which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception...
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The Overman in the Marketplace: Nietzschean Heroism in Popular Culture

Ishay Landa - 2007 - 325 pages
...the building of meeting houses to the vain end to which may now stand; alms to sots; and the thousand Relief Societies; — though I confess with shame...succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar which by-and-by I shall have the manhood to withhold. 12 Such a passage vividly demonstrates how far has...
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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 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 thousand-fold Relief Societies;--though I confess with shame I sometimes succumb and give the dollar, it is a wicked dollar...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 40; Volume 103

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1884
...education at college of fools, the building of meetinghouses to the vain end to which many of these now stand, alms to sots, and the thousandfold relief societies — though I confess with shame that I sometimes succumb and give the dollar, yet it is a wicked dollar, which by and by I shall have...
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