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" Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball ; I am nothing ; I see all ; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me ;... "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 17
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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Canadians and Americans: Myths and Literary Traditions

Katherine L. Morrison - 328 pages
...blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space." He writes: "I become a transparent eye-ball" and as "the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God." Nature, he says, "stretcheth out her arms to embrace man." Emerson claims that the "moral law lies...
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A World History of Art

Hugh Honour, John Fleming - 2005 - 936 pages
...air and uplifted into infinite space - all mean egoism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; 1 am part and parcel of God.' This Oil on canvas, 5ft 11 ins x 10ft (1.83 x 3.05m). National Museum...
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Drawn from Nature: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly

Richard H. Axsom, Ellsworth Kelly - 2005 - 123 pages
...space," Emerson communed with nature: "All mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; l am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; l am part or particle of God."' Kelly's plant lithographs, in the spirit in which they were created...
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The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Jonathan Haidt - 2006 - 297 pages
...air and uplifted into infinite space — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; 1 am part or parcel of God. The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental; to be...
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Amerikaner in der Fremde: Humor als Überwindungsstrategie

Anahita Teymourian-Pesch - 2006 - 274 pages
...experience":192 In the woods, we return to reason and faith. [...] I become a transparent eye-ball. I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal Being circulate trough me; I am part or parcel of God. [...] To be brothers, to be acquaintances, — master or servant,...
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The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American ...

William Barillas - 2006 - 258 pages
...air, and uplifted into infinite space,—all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God" (Essays, 10). For all its implications, the passage needs to be appreciated for its spiritual geography....
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A Journey Into the Transcendentalists' New England

R. Todd Felton - 2006 - 180 pages
...and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God. It is no wonder that Emerson had to leave his chamber metaphorically and physically to truly connect...
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美国文学学习指南

2006 - 364 pages
...air and uplifted into infinite space—all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God. " Comprehension : From which work is this passage taken? Tell your comprehension of it. 3. "There was,...
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John Burroughs and the Place of Nature

James Perrin Warren - 2010 - 280 pages
...the famous "transparent eyeball" passage from Emerson's Nature: "I become a transparent eye-ball. I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God" (Nature, Addresses, and Lectures 10). Burroughs is characteristically playful in the allusion to Emerson,...
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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

Roger S. Gottlieb - 2006 - 662 pages
...and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God" (6). That image has been repeated by other writers. In reflecting on his consciousness during a hunt,...
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