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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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A First View of English Literature

William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett - 1905 - 386 pages
...that of nature, that of the past, that of life. All of them demand that he have confidence in himself. "Let him not quit his belief that a popgun is a pop-gun, though the anointed and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." The " Divinity School Address."...
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The American Scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907 - 534 pages
...creates not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his; cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame " The world of any moment is the merest appearance....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 Works of Theodore Parker: The American scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907
...creates not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his; cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame " The world of any moment is the merest appearance....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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Centenary Edition [of the Writings of Theodore Parker], Volume 8

Theodore Parker - 1907
...mankind and cried down by the other half, as if all depended on this particular up or down. The odds arc that 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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The American Scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907 - 534 pages
...question is not worth the poorest thought which the scholar has lost in listening to the controversy. I/et 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. In silence, in steadiness, in severe abstraction,...
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Modern English Prose

George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster - 1908 - 481 pages
...solemn hours, has uttered as its commentary on the world of actions, — these he shall receive anrl impart. And whatsoever new verdict Reason from her...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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

1909
...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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...speech; often forego the living for the dead. Worse yet, he must accept — how often ! — poverty aod solitude. For the ease and pleasure of treading the...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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...verdict 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,...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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