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 93by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pagesFull view
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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,...