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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 Monist, Volume 30

Paul Carus - 1920
...CONCEPTION OF THOUGHT AS A CYCLIC PROCESS. 66^T^HE eye is the first circle," wrote Emerson, "the 1 horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end."1 Nature both draws circles and sends events round in them. There is a crescendo of recurrent...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...it may be as mathematically beautiful and perfect as a large one. ISAAC DISRAELI — Miscellanies. 8 expeditious 񁀀 H ڒ EMERSON — Essays. Circles. 9 As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre mov'd, a circle...
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Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate

Harold Bloom - 1980 - 413 pages
...Emerson's, with "wild" meaning "free," and the repressed allusion being to the opening of Circles: "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second." Sleep, fully real, is the ultimate ever-early candor, a first cognition of whiteness. "A diamond jubilance...
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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Ursprünge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - 1987 - 380 pages
...Bildlichkeit her an den Beginn von Emersons Essay "Circles" denken mit seiner Bezugnahme auf Augustinus: The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it...the world. St. Augustine described the nature of God äs a circle whose centre was everywhere, and its circumference nowhere.85 Emersons wie des Cusaners...
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Charles Ives, "my Father's Song": A Psychoanalytic Biography

Stuart Feder - 1992 - 396 pages
...elegance and balance. But the expression of ideas in music was another matter. Emerson wrote in Circles, "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it...throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end."24 We cannot know whether the notion of individual human centrality with which Emerson's essay...
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The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition

Stephen Fredman - 1993 - 170 pages
...depicted in this passage likewise contains a conjunction of inward and outward: Emerson tells us that "throughout nature this primary figure is repeated...is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world." As something more than a physical form - a hieroglyphic figure in "the cipher of the world" - the circle...
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Personality: The Individuation Process in Light of C.G. Jung's Typology

Carl Alfred Meier - 1995 - 189 pages
...will show that this is also the case with the transcendental idealist RW Emerson (Boston 1803-1882): 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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Languages of Visuality: Crossings Between Science, Art, Politics, and Literature

Beate Allert - 1996 - 270 pages
...create and order the universe, always begin with the eye and end with God, forming a closed circle: "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it...centre was everywhere and its circumference nowhere" ("Circles," W 2:301). This universe is a circular eye, necessarily ubiquitous, and, like Emerson's...
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The Work of Poetry

John Hollander - 1997 - 318 pages
...half-hidden agenda becomes primary, as well as epistemological rather than entrepreneurial, priority: "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it...nature, this primary figure is repeated without end"— or so the belated poet says, taking back from Copernicus an outrageous opthalmocentrism, and making...
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Mathematically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations

C.C. Gaither, Alma E Cavazos-Gaither - 1998 - 484 pages
...small circle is quite as infinite as a large circle. Orthodoxy The Maniac (p. 33) Emerson, Ralph Waldo The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it...is the highest emblem in the cipher of the world. The Complete Essays and other Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson Essays Circles (p. 279) Pope, Alexander...
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