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" Reason from her inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men and events of to-day, ā€” this he shall hear and promulgate. These being his functions, it becomes him to feel all confidence in himself, and to defer never to the popular cry. He and he only... "
Retrospect of Western Travel - Page 208
by Harriet Martineau - 1838 - 239 pages
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 pages
...immediate fame. In the long period of his preparation, he must betray often an ignorance and shiftlessness in popular arts, incurring the disdain of the able...that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom. In silence, in steadiness, in severe abstraction,...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...mankind and cried down by the other half, as if all depended on this particular up or down. The odds are the whole question is not worth the poorest thought...that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom. In silence, in steadiness, in severe abstraction,...
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Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment

Harold Schechter - 2005 - 192 pages
...and 1950sā€” as, indeed, they have always been in the long history of mass entertainment. 140 EIGHT Let him not quit his belief that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom. RALPH WALDO EMERSON Born in Bavaria in 1895,...
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The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Denis Donoghue - 2008 - 304 pages
..."self-trust." He is "to feel all confidence in himself, and to defer never to the popular cry. . . . Let him not quit his belief that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and the honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." If he trusts himself, he will discover...
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Miss Alcott's E-mail: Yours for Reforms of All Kinds : a Bio-memoir

Kit Bakke - 2006 - 255 pages
...treasure bag of epigraphs that stiffen one's soul* against the chattering advice of the elder generation: "Let him not quit his belief that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of * Nineteenth-century Christians, including the...
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Fire Bell in the Night: A Novel

Geoffrey Edwards - 2007 - 464 pages
...John stood still, his eyes unfocused, latched to nothing. He spoke more to himself than Breckenridge. "Let him not quit his belief that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the world know it to be the crack of doom." "Yes," Tyler responded over his shoulder....
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Emerson: Political Writings

Kenneth S. Sacks - 2008 - 237 pages
...inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men and events of to-day, - this he shall hear and promulgate. 20 These being his functions, it becomes him to feel...that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom. In silence, in steadiness, in severe abstraction,...
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