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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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American Ideals

Norman Foerster, William Whatley Pierson (Jr.) - 1917 - 326 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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A History of American Literature

Percy Holmes Boynton - 1919 - 513 pages
...his duties without thought of reward in money or praise. He must feel all confidence in himself. " 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." Signs of the interest that the scholar is...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
...defer never to the popular cry. He and he only knows the world. The world of any moment Mr"tlwlHefeW appearance. Some great decorum, some fetish of a government,...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 Praise of Folly: And Other Papers

Bliss Perry - 1923 - 230 pages
...concludes the speaker, to say something of the scholar's duties. They may all be comprised in self-trust. Let him not 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. Let him be free and brave. The world is still...
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A First View of English Literature

William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett - 1923 - 424 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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American Literature, Volume 1

Robert Shafer - 1926 - 758 pages
...world. The world of any moment is the merest appearance. Some great 1 English astronomer (1646-1719). decorum, some fetish of a government, some ephemeral...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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Lowell's Religious Outlook

Leo Martin Shea - 1926 - 124 pages
...subscribe to the fundamental principle which justified all the rest of Emerson's thought: "let a man not 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." Lowell was breaking or had broken away from...
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Emerson's Essays and Poems: Selected and Edited with an Introd

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1926 - 376 pages
...question is not worth the poorest thought which the scholar has lost in listening to the controversy. Xgt him not quit his belief that, a. popgun is a popgun, though tEe ancient and honorable-QLthfi-£arth affinrLiitQ bejthe crack of doom! In silence,in steadiness,...
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Ethics and Social Justice

Howard Evans Kiefer, Milton Karl Munitz - 1970 - 335 pages
...neither can nor should control, I hope we will manifest a measure of Ralph Waldo Emerson's wisdom: "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." I stress again the fact that the practicing...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature, addresses, and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - 1971 - 333 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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