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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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Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall

Joseph Horowitz - 2005 - 606 pages
...feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds." In the same breath, Emerson wrote, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low." His soulmate Thoreau, in a passage of which Ives was fond, echoed, "Natural objects and phenomena are...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...despite the elitist brushing aside of the "poor and the low," he can also declare in this same essay, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low" (E&L 68-69). We associate this mental republicanism, or potential natural aristocracy of every man,...
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Kalender kleiner Innovationen: 50 Anfänge einer Moderne zwischen 1755 und ...

Roland Borgards, Almuth Hammer, Christiane Holm - 2006 - 414 pages
...the philosophy of the Street, the meaning of household life, are the topics of the time. [...] VCTiat would we really know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the bailad in the street, the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and gait of the body; -...
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Rising in the World, Or Architects of Fate

Orison Swett Marden - 2006 - 552 pages
...his own : He who, secure within himself can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived to-day." Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and fnture worlds. — EMKKSON. "Just to fill the hour, that is happiness." " Happy then is the man who...
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Landscape and Film

Martin Lefebvre - 2006 - 361 pages
...what is doing in Italy or Arabia; what is Greek art, or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, o I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low." And, in 1845, when c Henry David Thoreau leaves the city for the wilderness, he finds refuge in a small...
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Public Folklore

Robert Baron, Nick Spitzer - 2010 - 400 pages
..."American Scholar" speech of 1836. Says Emerson: I ask not for the great, the remote, the romantic; ... I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...have the antique and future worlds. What would we know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street; the news...
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Alexander's Bridge

Willa Cather - 2007 - 303 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" (Writings 61). 216 Henrietta Street: Just west of Covent Garden Market and very near 34 to the Duke...
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Sharing the Journey: Women Reflecting on Life's Passages from the Pages of ...

Katherine Ball Ross - 2007 - 309 pages
...read by Ralph Waldo Emerson, he had called for a new approach to American literature: "What would we know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin, the milk in the pan!" Only when I found Sarah Orne Jewett did I think I knew what he meant. What her stories suggested to...
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The God of Second Chances

Erik Kolbell
...streets that most stories emanate and receive their wings. As Emerson wrote about his populist muse, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." Such was the case a number of years ago, in the small Nicaraguan city of Tipitapa, as I sat at the...
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Another Music: Polemics and Pleasures

John McCormick - 2011 - 261 pages
...near, the low, the common." Emerson, who on the evidence never embraced much of anybody, proclaims, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low." Of course, he is really referring to diction, and if "The American Scholar" has enduring validity,...
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