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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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A Short History of American Literature

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....nature 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 Transcendcntalist. See...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature addresses and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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...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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The Influence of Emerson

Edwin Doak Mead - 1903 - 304 pages
...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....
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The New England Magazine, Volume 32

1905
...beauty.") A farther use does nature have whereby she "furnishes the language of thought." "The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because...answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass." "By degrees we may come to know the primitive sense of the permanent objects of nature, so that the...
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The Teachers of Emerson

John Smith Harrison - 1910 - 323 pages
...theory a proof of the essentially ethical character of all natural law. On this he insists. "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 is...
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The Yale Review

1913
...Emerson, "no significance but what we consciously give them when we employ them as emblems of our thought? The word is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors...to those of matter as face to face in a glass. The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. This relation between the mind and matter is not fancied...
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The New England Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 32

1905
...have whereby she "furnishes the language of thought." "The world is emblematic. Parts of speech aTe metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor...answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass." "By degrees we may come to know the primitive sense of the permanent objects of nature, so that the...
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A Commentary on the Bible

Arthur Samuel Peake, Alexander James Grieve - 1920 - 1014 pages
...especially in the Psalms, in Job, and in some of the prophetic writings. We see there how true it is that " the laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face." Indeed, with this book in our hands we find the universe becoming transparent, and the light of higher...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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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Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, Volume 8

1923
...speech is exemplified, Emerson believes, in the correspondence between ethical and scientific laws. "The laws of moral nature answer to those of matter as face to face in a glass. . . .The axioms of physics translate the laws of ethics. Thus, 'the whole is greater than its part'; 'reaction...
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