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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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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Index

Edward Craig - 1998 - 896 pages
...Although he is often termed a 'transcendental, ist', Emerson does not wish to transcend the common world. 'I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...today and you may have the antique and future worlds.' 'An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge', commonly known as the...
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Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy: Language, Literature, and Ethical ...

Gerald L. Bruns, Professor Gerald L Bruns - 1999 - 299 pages
...self-conscious refusal of cosmopolitanism — a refusal that situates Williams alongside Cavell's Emerson ("I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...meaning of? The meal in the firkin,- the milk in the pan,the ballad in the street,- the news of the boat . . .").60 Compare the "Prologue" to Kora in Hell,...
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Genteel Rhetoric: Writing High Culture in Nineteenth-century Boston

Dorothy C. Broaddus - 1999 - 136 pages
...understanding of the mechanic arts" (Complete Works 12:122). When in "The American Scholar" Emerson remarks, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low," he has in mind studying the form and order of natural commonplaces as Michelangelo studied anatomy....
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 pages
...of effort to become more alive to the present moment as the only theater of spiritual development. "Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds" (CW 1: 67). These influences of modern literature were also supplemented by a wide variety of religious...
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The Experimental College

Alexander Meiklejohn - 2000
...themselves for long journeys into far countries, is suddenly found to be richer than all foreign parts. ... I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." Boo\s for General Reading and Discussion: (1) An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser. Liveright. $1.00....
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Vocations of Political Theory

Jason A. Frank, John Tambornino - 336 pages
...1 g This presentist sensibility is reinforced by Emerson in "The American Scholar" when he writes, "Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds." This passage is an indicator of how Emerson addresses the tragedy of a diminished past and an unknown...
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Sportsmen and Gamesmen

John Dizikes - 2002 - 350 pages
...arise, that must be sung, that will sing themselves. I ask not for the great, the remote, the romantic. I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...today, and you may have the antique and future worlds. Emerson's proclamation rang down through succeeding generations because it touched on ideas deeply...
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Jean Jacques Rousseau: The Politics of the Ordinary

Tracy B. Strong - 2002 - 201 pages
...being? 2 Rousseau and the Experience of Others 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, and you may have the antique and future worlds. What would we really know the meaning of? RW Emerson,...
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Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal

Richard Alan Krieger - 2007 - 344 pages
...one day gives, another takes." — George "Give me today, and take tomorrow." — St. John Chrysostom "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." — Nietzsche "For there is no day however beautiful which has not its night." — Anonymous "Many...
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The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business

Thomas H. Davenport, John C. Beck - 2001 - 255 pages
...attention in the new economy, attention measurement will be everywhere. Every performer, Overheard. "Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds." Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar" author, sports star, and politician will be painfully aware...
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