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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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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 pages
...it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with gclat, he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy or the hatred of hundreds, whose affections 95 must now enter into his account. There is no Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into his...
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So this Then is the Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 46 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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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - 1903 - 415 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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Essays: First and Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 613 pages
...the man is as it were clapped into jail by his //' \ consciousness. As soon as he has once acted \^s or spoken with eclat he is a committed person, watched...Lethe for this. Ah, that he could pass again into HTs neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges and, having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...as it were clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with Mat 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 Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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...whose affections must now enter into his account. JThere is no Lethe for this. Ah^that.he. cou^ld_pj5s_3gain_intQ.Jiis_-n£utrality ! Who can thus avoid...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904 - 324 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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The Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 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...is a committed person, watched by the sympathy or 5 the hatred of hundreds whose affections must now enter into his account. There is no Lethe for this....
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...it were clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken with eclat2 he is a committed person, watched by the sympathy...affections must now enter into his account. There is no Lethe3 for this. Ah, that he could 25 pass again into his neutrality ! Who can thus avoid all pledges...
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