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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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Essays Series 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 252 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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Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life

Stanley Cavell - 2005 - 458 pages
...bad, interesting, silly, eloquent, troublesome ... 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... Ah, that he could pass again into his neutrality! ... He would utter opinions on all passing affairs,...
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The Battle for the American Mind: A Brief History of a Nation's Thought

Carl J. Richard - 2004 - 357 pages
.... . .You must court him; he will 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...hatred of hundreds, whose affections must now enter his account. . . . Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of its members. . . . Whoso...
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...interesting, silly, eloquent, troublesome. He cumbers himself never about consequences, about interest; he gives an independent, genuine verdict. You must...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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Motivational Classics, Volume 1

Tom Walsh - 2007 - 200 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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Beyond the Philosopher's Fear: A Cavellian Reading of Gender, Origin and ...

Ludger H. Viefhues-Bailey - 2007 - 177 pages
...quotes from the fifth paragraph of 'Self-Reliance': The man is as it were clapped into jail by his consciousness. As soon as he has once acted or spoken...enter into his account. There is no Lethe for this. [Emerson, in Cavell, IQO, p. 1 19] To live my life not for a spectacle but to live it for itself, does...
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 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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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays for First-year Students Selected by the ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1923 - 428 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 lose all pledges and, having observed, observe again from the same unaffected,...
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