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" ... interesting, silly, eloquent, troublesome. He cumbers himself never about consequences, about interests; he gives an independent, genuine verdict. You must court him; he does not court you. But the man is as it were clapped into jail by his consciousness.... "
Essays - Page 49
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
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Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
...it were clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with £clat he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges and, having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 pages
...verdict. You must court him : he docs not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...observed, observe again from the same unaffected, unbiased, unbribable, unaffrighted innocence, must always be formidable, must always engage the poet's...
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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
...it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with edit, he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
...it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with eclat1 he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy...affections must now enter into his account. There is no Lethe2 for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality! Who3 can thus avoid all pledges,...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1894 - 322 pages
...verdict. You must court him : he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...observed, observe again from the same unaffected, unbiased, unbribable, unaffrighted innocence, must always be formidable, must always engage the poet's...
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Literary Interpretations, Or, A Guide to the Teaching and Reading of ...

1896 - 204 pages
...verdict. You must court him ; he does not court you. But the man is as it were clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges and, having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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Select American Classics: Being Selections from Irving's Sketch Book and ...

1896
...it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with eclat1 he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy...affections must now enter into his account. There is no Lethe2 for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality! Who3 can thus avoid all pledges,...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 13

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...verdict. You must court him; he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality! Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...verdict. You must court him: he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality! Who can thus avoid all pledges, and having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...is a committed person, watched by 'the synjpathy or the hatred of hundreds, whose afiections 'imust now enter into his account. There is no Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges and, having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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