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" Standing on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space — all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part... "
The United Presbyterian Magazine - Page 57
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Wonder: From Emotion to Spirituality

Robert C. Fuller - 2009 - 200 pages
...scientism and biblical religion. It was Emerson who in 1836 wrote that when he was alone in nature, "all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent...the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part and parcel of God."21 Emerson's writings celebrated the potential that he believed every person has...
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John Burroughs and the Place of Nature

James Perrin Warren - 2010 - 280 pages
...describing it. In addition, Burroughs echoes the famous "transparent eyeball" passage from Emerson's Nature: "I become a transparent eye-ball. I am nothing. I...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God" (Nature, Addresses, and Lectures 10). Burroughs is characteristically playful in the allusion to Emerson,...
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A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet's Future

Roger S. Gottlieb - 2006 - 304 pages
...off his years" and be forever a child. "Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean...transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the current of the universal Being circulates through me: I am part or parcel of God."16 As traditional...
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Heartless Immensity: Literature, Culture, and Geography in Antebellum America

Anne Baker - 2006 - 173 pages
...CHAPTER FIVE Views from the £dge of Empire Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean...become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature Few, if any, passages in the American Renaissance canon have been quoted...
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The Protestant Experience in America

Amanda Porterfield - 2006 - 243 pages
...through which the mind of man and the mind of God met as one. "I become a transparent eyeball," he wrote, "I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God."12 Emerson turned to nature as a way to come to terms with personal grief as well as...
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Science as Sacred Metaphor: An Evolving Revelation

Elizabeth Michael Boyle - 2006 - 138 pages
...head bathed in the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space, — all means of egotism vanish. . . . I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part and parcel of God.7 While poets, artists, and mystics give the clearest expression to such communion...
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A Short History of American Literature: Designed Primarily for Use in ...

Walter C. Bronson Walter C. - 2006 - 388 pages
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A Companion to Walt Whitman

Donald D. Kummings - 2006 - 624 pages
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American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman

Max Cavitch - 352 pages
...with the dead — are held in abeyance: Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, — all mean...circulate through me; I am part or particle of God. The name of the nearest friend sounds then foreign and accidental: to be brothers, to be acquaintances,...
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