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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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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 pages
...is a sign, — is it not? of new vigor. . . . 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. In obvious anticipation of his eventual protege Walt Whitman, Emerson identified himself with the rich...
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Lying Up a Nation: Race and Black Music

Ronald M. Radano - 2003 - 417 pages
...Emerson (1903; reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1968), 111, where he outlines his vision of "the common" ("I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low"). See chap. 3 of Bendix, In Search of Authenticity; and Paul F. Boiler, Jr., American Transcendentalism,...
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Emerson's Transcendental Etudes

Stanley Cavell, David Justin Hodge - 2003 - 277 pages
...worldwide shrinking of the spirit. In the passage we have taken from "The American Scholar," Emerson says, "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." In Nature he had said, "Give me health and a day, and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous."...
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The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs

Viviane Serfaty - 2004 - 144 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...to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds. (Emerson 1849). Emerson asserts that the familiar, the trivial, the commonplace are precisely what...
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Tales from the Easel: American Narrative Paintings from Southeastern Museums ...

2004 - 204 pages
...minstrelsy: I embrace the common. I explore and sit at (he feet of the faimliar. the low. Give me insight mto today. and you may have the antique and future worlds. What would we really know the meaning of?" he asked. and famously answered: "The meal in the Hrkin: the milk in the pan: the ballad in the street."51...
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American Humor: A Study of the National Character

Constance Rourke - 2004 - 258 pages
...great, the remote, the romantic; what is doing in Italy or Arabia; what is Greek art, or Provensal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low." Like the Yankee of the fables he tended to stress the nationalistic when he touched upon the American...
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Sounding the Abyss: Readings Between Cavell and Derrida

Roger V. Bell - 2004 - 283 pages
...foreign parts ... the philosophy of the street. ... I ask not the great, the remote, the romantic ... I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. . . . Man is surprised to find that things near are not less beautiful and wondrous than things remote....
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New York City: An Outsider's Inside View

Mario Maffi - 2004 - 180 pages
...nourished therein—at the end of the century. The philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson had written in 1837, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low" ("The American Scholar"), and for budding American painters and writers alike, the phrase became a...
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Rhetorical Investigations: Studies in Ordinary Language Criticism

Walter Jost, MR Walter Jost - 2004 - 346 pages
...a question we need to read as a commentary on Emerson's familiar lines from "The American Scholar": "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low."10 When we learn in the Investigations that "philosophy simply puts everything before us, and...
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We Stand Before the Secret of the World: Traces Along the Pathway of ...

Paul Scott Derrick, Paul Scott - 2003 - 156 pages
...remote, the romantic; what is doing in Italy or Arabia; what is Greek art, or Provencal minstrelsy; 1 embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. [...] show me the sublime presence of the highest spiritual cause lurking, as it always does lurk,...
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