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" In your metaphysies you have denied personality to the Deity : yet when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot,... "
Essays: First series - Page 52
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 343 pages
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet 15 when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to...life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency...
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Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 303 pages
...past for judgment into the thousand - eyed present, and live ever in a new day. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity; yet when...life, though they should clothe God with shape and colour. Leave your theory, as Joseph , / his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish consistency...
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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your emotion. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet when the devout motions of the soul come, yield 5 to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as...
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...past for judgment into the thousand-eyed5 present, and live ever in a new day. In 20 your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity ; yet when...clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph6 his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. . 25 A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of...
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The Harvard Theological Review

1911
...being in one's doubts? In his essay on "Self-reliance" he gives us this advice: "In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet when...though they should clothe God with shape and color." And he yields heart and life to his own devout motions, which bring with them a clear revelation of...
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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: 1838-1841

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911
...his back on them and follow the great light of truth to which these were only porches ? Yet must you leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. I have no less disgust than any other at the cant ~\ ' of spiritualism. I had rather hear a round volley...
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Woodrow Wilson: His Career, His Statesmanship, and His Public Policies

Hester Eloise Hosford - 1912 - 234 pages
...prove successful operation. Wise men still change their minds. And we should remember that " A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." Not only have the gentlemen determined on Governor Wilson's political destruction, made it a crime...
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What I Believe, and why I Believe it

Reynold E. Blight - 1913 - 64 pages
...star and rose. He includes all. Don't distress yourself about the personality of God. Says Emerson, "when the devout motions of the soul come, yield to them heart and life, though they I am not anxious that you should profess "I believe in God." I desire that you should say, in sincerity...
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English Prose: A Series of Related Essays for the Discussion and Practice of ...

Frederick William Roe, George Roy Elliott - 1913 - 487 pages
...into the thousandeyed present, and live ever in a new day. Trust your emotion. In your metaphysics you have denied personality to the Deity, yet when the devout motions of the soul come, 35 yield to them heart and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory,...
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The Spirit of American Literature

John Albert Macy - 1913 - 347 pages
...completeness, must explain inconsistencies away, whereas Emerson blandly accepts inconsistencies. "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored...by little statesmen, and philosophers and divines." The greater inconsistencies, too terrible to be foolish, Emerson ignores. "Omit the negative propositions,"...
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