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" There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and die sense of our author is... "
History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 160
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries

David Carr - 2006 - 151 pages
...of thinking — pursuing the wide world at hand — heroic work? How is it that, in Emerson's words, "When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the...whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion"?'1 What kind of heroism involves such luminous reading? It is no different from Emerson's...
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5 Steps to a 5 English Language, Second Edition

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...printed page. I only would say that it needs a strong head to bear that diet. One must be an inventor to read well. As the proverb says, "He that would...labor and invention, the page of whatever book we 20 read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense...
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From Nature to Experience: The American Search for Cultural Authority

Roger Lundin - 2007 - 278 pages
...books.34 "One must be an inventor to read well." Ralph Waldo Emerson claims in "The American Scholar." "As the proverb says, 'He that would bring home the...Indies, must carry out the wealth of the Indies.'" Reading is to Emerson as history is to Barth: "we reap what we sow," for "when the mind is braced by...
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