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" The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind. The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass. "The visible world and the relation of its parts, is the... "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 34
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, Volume 10

Manchester Literary Club - 1884
...significance but what we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thought ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because...whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind." Again, a little further on : There seems to be a necessity in spirit to manifest itself in material...
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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884 - 321 pages
...significance but what we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts 1 The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature J» a nieiaph^r.jjf_the human mind. The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face...
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The Princeton Review, Volume 60

1884
...man." As with the intellectual, so too with the moral. " The laws of moral nature," says Emerson, " answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass." This thought was fundamental in his ethics, and he lost no good occasion to emphasize and urge it.1...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Nature, addresses and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1887
...significance but what we consciously give them when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of Ihe invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, " the whole...
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The Addresses and Journal of Proceedings of the National ..., Volume 29

1890
...things are emblems." Emerson said : " Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact. . . . The visible world and the relation of its parts is the dial-plate of the invisible. It is the standing problem which has exercised the wonder and the study of every fine genins since...
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Proceedings

National Education Association of the United States - 1890
...visible things are emblems." Emerson said : " Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact, The visible world and the relation of its parts is the dial-plate of the invisible. . . . It is the standing problem which has exercised the wonder and the study of every fine genins...
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Journal of Proceedings and Addresses, Volume 23; Volume 29

National Education Association of the United States, National Educational Association (U.S.) - 1890
...things are emblems." Ешerson said: "Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact. . . • The visible world and the relation of its parts is the dial-plate of the invisible. . . It is the standing problem which has exercised the wouder and the study of every fine genius since...
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Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures, Volumes 1-2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1892 - 642 pages
...significance but what we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, "the whole...
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Complete Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...significance but what we consciously give them when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts ? The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because...visible world and the relation of its parts, is the dial plate of the invisible." The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, " the whole...
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A Short History of American Literature: Designed Primarily for Use in ...

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1900 - 374 pages
...expresses not only the Infinite Mind, but the finite mind as well, since all mind is in essence the same. "The whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind....answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass." 5 He even speaks of 1 Cabot, Vol. II., p. 665. 2 Holmes, p. 346. 3 The Transcendentalist. See also...
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