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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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Harper's Magazine, Volume 79

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1889
...country than that of the seer who said of the scholar to a company of scholars more than fifty years ago, "Let him not quit his belief that a pop-gun is a pop-gun, although the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." This was only another...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 79

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1889
...country than that of the seer who said of the scholar to a company of scholars more than fifty years ago, "Let him not quit his belief that a pop-gun is a pop-gun, although the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." This was only another...
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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
...ephemeral trade, or war, or man, is cried up by half mankind and cried down by the other half, as if arl depended on this particular up or down. The odds are...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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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1897 - 236 pages
...time, which are the nettles and tangling vines in the way of the self -relying and self -directed ; and the state of virtual hostility in which he seems...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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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1897 - 236 pages
...world of any moment is the merest appearance. Some great decorum, some fetish of a government, gome ephemeral trade, or war, or man, is cried up by half...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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american prose

george rice carpenter - 1898
...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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American Prose: Selections

George Rice Carpenter - 1898 - 465 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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Emerson: And Other Essays

John Jay Chapman - 1898 - 247 pages
...nation bears me witness. The English dramatic poets have Shakspearized now for two hundred years. . . . 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." . Dr. Holmes called this speech of Emerson's...
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Emerson: And Other Essays

John Jay Chapman - 1898 - 247 pages
...nation bears me witness. The English dramatic poets have Shakspearized now for two hundred years. . . . 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." 19 Dr. Holmes called this speech of Emerson's...
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Emerson: And Other Essays

John Jay Chapman - 1898 - 247 pages
...now for two hundred years. . . . These being his functions, it becomes him to feel all con- I fidence in himself, and to defer never to the ' popular cry....that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." '9 Dr. Holmes called this speech of Emerson's...
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