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" Reason from her inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men and events of to-day, — 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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Works, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...verdict Reason from her inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men and events of to-day, — this ho shall hear and promulgate. These being his functions,...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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Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 pages
...half mankind and cried down by the other half, as if all depended on this particular up or down. I The odds are that the whole question is not worth...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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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 425 pages
...from her inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men and events of to-day, — this he shall hoar and promulgate. These being his functions, it becomes...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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Miscellanies

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884 - 321 pages
...cry. He and he only knows the world. The world of any moment is the merest appearance. ' Some groat decorum, some fetish of a government, some ephemeral...is a popgun, though the ancient and honourable of tho earth affirm it to be the crack of doom. In silence, in steadiness, in severe abstraction, let...
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The Nineteenth Century, Volume 17

1885
...unawed amid papier-mache earthquakes and avalanches of blank verse, maintaining, as Emerson sajs, ' that a pop-gun is a pop-gun, though the ancient and honourable of this world affirm it to be the crack of doom.' When his judgment is at variance with that of the majority,...
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About the Theatre: Essays and Studies

William Archer - 1886 - 350 pages
...amid papier-machg earth- mint ' quakes and avalanches of blank verse, main14 taining, as Emerson says, "that a pop-gun is a pop-gun, though the ancient and honourable of this world affirm it to be the crack of doom." When his judgment is at variance with that of the majority,...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Nature, addresses and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1887
...uncertainty and loss / of time, which are the nettles and tangling vines in I I the way of the self -relying and self-directed ; and (the state of virtual hostility...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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The Congregational Review, Volume 2, Part 1

1887
...functions, it becomes him 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...honourable of the earth affirm it to be the crack." If this referred only to his own personal convictions, nothing could be better put, but when a man...
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A Memoir of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

James Elliot Cabot - 1887 - 809 pages
...functions, it becomes him to feel all confidenco 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 honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." The oration, says Dr. Holmes, waH "our Intellectual...
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Emerson in Concord: A Memoir

Edward Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 266 pages
...mankind, and cried down by the other half, as if all depended on this particular up or down. . . . Let him not quit his belief that a pop-gun is a pop-gun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth should affirm it to be the crack of doom." "A scholar defending the cause of...
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