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" THE eye is the first circle ; the horizon which it forms is the second ; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world. "
Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed - Page 281
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 pages
...mortal right-lined circle must conclude and shut up all. d. SIR THOMAS BROWNE — Hydriotaphia. Ch.V. tter than he knew ; — The conscious stone to beauty...dwindles here, t. GOLDSMITH— The Traveller. L. 126. e. EMERSON — Essays. Circles. As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre mov'd, a circle...
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Elements of Rhetoric: A Course in Plain Prose Composition

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1898 - 382 pages
...which Emerson refers, really induction. We use the word "deduce" loosely of inferences of all kinds. without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world. St. Augustine describes the nature of God as a circle whose centre was everywhere and its circumference nowhere....
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...outside, Scan the profile of the sphere; Knew they what that signified, A new genesis were here. CIRCLES THE eye is the first circle; the horizon which it...whose centre was everywhere and its circumference nowhere.1 We are all our lifetime reading the copious sense of this first of forms. One moral we have...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...what that signified, A new genesis were here. CIRCLES eye is the first circle; the horizonwhich JL it forms is the second; and throughout nature this...whose centre was everywhere and its circumference nowhere.1 We are all our lifetime reading the copious sense of this first of forms. One moral we have...
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Essays: First and Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 613 pages
...Knew they what that signified, A new genesis were here. CIRCLES the first circle ; the horizonwhich A it forms is the second; and throughout nature this...whose centre was everywhere and its circumference nowhere.1 We are all our lifetime reading the copious sense of this first of forms. One moral we have...
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The Arena, Volume 31

1904
...mirage which leads us on and on, and we never reach it. Emerson says, in the " Essay on Circles " : " The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it...Augustine described the nature of God as a circle whose center was everywhere and its circumference nowhere. We are all our lifetime reading the copious sense...
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Exercises in Punctuation

Adele Millicent Smith - 1905 - 149 pages
...members of a compound sentence, when the conjunction is omitted orjwhen thejonnection is not close. The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it...nature this primary figure is repeated without end. The semicolon is used to separate members of a compound sentence which are subdivided by commas, even...
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...carries God with it and so hath already the whole future in the bottom of the heart. CIRCLES (1840 eye is the first circle; the horizon which It forms...is the second; and throughout nature this primary picture is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world. St. Augustine...
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The Harvard Theological Review

1911
...promise him a friendship not reckoned by years. He begins his essay on " Circles " characteristically : "The eye is the first circle, the horizon which it...nature this primary figure is repeated without end." In this he sees a hint, an outward symbol, of the nature of God, described by St. Augustine as a circle...
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The Wall and the Gates: And Other Sermons

Jonathan Ritchie Smith - 1919 - 278 pages
...are full of weariness ; man cannot utter it." Emerson takes up the thought in his essay on Circles. " The eye is the first circle ; the horizon which it...is the second ; and throughout nature this primary picture is repeated without end. It is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world." History repeats...
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