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" I ask not for the great, the remote, the romantic ; what is doing in Italy or Arabia; what is Greek art, or Proven9al minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 93
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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The New England Magazine, Volume 28

1903
...some of his primary and essential teachings. What could have been more truly Emersonian than this ? "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds." And he had been again to Harvard to speak his Divinity School address, that word that smote hard upon...
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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884 - 321 pages
...minstrelsy ; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at tho feet of tho familiar, the low. Givo mo insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds. What would we really know the moaning of t Tho meal in the firkin ; the milk in tho pan ; tho ballad in the street; the news of the...
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The Genius and Character of Emerson: Lectures at the Concord School of ...

Concord School of Philosophy - 1885 - 447 pages
...remote, the romantic; what is doing in Italy or Arahia ; what is Greek art or Provencal minstrelsy ; 1 embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds." To round out this thought of his to its fulness there must be added these words : " Wherever a man...
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Pushing to the Front: Or, Success Under Difficulties; a Book of Inspiration ...

Orison Swett Marden - 1894 - 312 pages
...each vet with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. — HORACE MANN. Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future world). — EMERSON. There is no business, no avocation whatever, which will not permit a man who has...
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Pushing to the Front, Or, Success Under Difficulties: A Book of Inspiration ...

Orison Swett Marden - 1896
...each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. — HORACE MANN. Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds. — EMEESON. There is no business, no avocation whatever, which will not permit a man who has an inclination,...
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Catholic Reading Circle Review, Volume 10

1897
...great, the remote, the romantic, what is doing in Arabia or in Italy, what is Greek art, or provincial minstrelsy. I embrace the common, I explore, and sit...insight into today, and you may have the antique and the future worlds." So says Emerson, once more half-right — agreeing with hisfellow-New-Englander...
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Rising in the World: Or, Architects of Fate; a Book Designed to Inspire ...

Orison Swett Marden - 1897 - 478 pages
...to-day his own: He who, secure within himself can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for 1 have lived to-day." Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds. —EMERSON. "Just to fill the hour, that is happiness." " Happy then is the man who has that in his...
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Social Ideals in English Letters

Vida Dutton Scudder - 1898 - 329 pages
...great, the remote, the romantic ; what is doing in Italy or Arabia ; what is Greek art or Provencal minstrelsy ; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low." " Democracy ! near at hand to you a throat is now inflating itself and joyfully singing." This Address,...
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 48

1899
...necessity of independent thought. America with him had no prototype, no model. "Give me," he said, "insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds." I have a profound reverence for tradition, and accept humbly the lessons of experience, but in Lowell's...
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The International Quarterly, Volume 8

Frederick Albert Richardson - 1903
...unpretentious which he has expressed so well, " I ask not for the great, the remote, the romantic ; I embrace the common ; I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low "; here he acquired that deep seated and thoroughly German conviction of the dignity of scholastic...
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