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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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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...mankind and cried down by the other half, as if all depended on this particular up or down. The odds 10 are that the whole question is not worth the poorest...that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable0 of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom. In silence, in steadiness, in severe abstrac-...
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Leading American Essayists

William Morton Payne - 1910 - 401 pages
...indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him." Let not the scholar "quit his belief that a pop-gun is a pop-gun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." The conclusion of this oration was marked...
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The American Scholar, Self-reliance, Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 132 pages
...decorum, some fetish1 of a government, some ephemeral trade, or war, or man, is cried up by half 20 mankind and cried down by the other half, as if all...that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the 25 earth affirm it to be the crack of doom. In silence, in steadiness, in severe abstraction,...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Society and solitude

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912
...Emerson acted on the counsel he gave to the American Scholar in the Phi Beta Kappa Address, in 1837: " 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." — Nature, Addresses and Lectures, p. 1...
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Essays for College English

James Cloyd Bowman, Louis Ignatius Bredvold, LeRoy Bethuel Greenfield, Bruce Weirick - 1915 - 447 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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Representative Phi Beta Kappa Orations

Clark Sutherland Northup, William Coolidge Lane, John Christopher Schwab - 1915 - 500 pages
...uncertainty and loss of time, which are the nettles and tangling vines in the way of the self -relying and selfdirected; 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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Essays for College Men: 2d Series

1915 - 385 pages
...educated society. For all this loss and scorn, what offset? He is to find consolation inxexercising the highest functions of human nature. He is one who...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 Phi Beta Kappa Orations

Clark Sutherland Northup, William Coolidge Lane, John Christopher Schwab - 1915 - 500 pages
...hours, has uttered as its commej *ry on the world of actions, — these he shall receive and ic ,^art. And whatsoever new verdict Reason from her inviolable...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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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oscar W. Firkins - 1915 - 379 pages
...then a leonine sentence makes its voice resonant through the level and tranquil spaces. For example, "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." Or that other far-resounding cry, " If the...
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American Prose (1607-1865)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1916 - 737 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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