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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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The Twentieth Century, Volume 17

1885
...unawed amid papier-mache earthquakes and avalanches of blank verse, maintaining, 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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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures (LOA #15): Nature; Addresses, and ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1150 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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Literature and the Marketplace: Romantic Writers and Their Audiences in ...

William G. Rowland - 1996 - 230 pages
...the world only when he sees that social upheavals such as war and economic dislocation are ephemera: [I]t becomes him to feel all confidence in himself,...that a popgun is a popgun, though the ancient and honorable of the earth affirm it to be the crack of doom. (Collected Works 1:63) In the panic year...
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A Preface to Theology

W. Clark Gilpin - 1996 - 211 pages
...aspired amidst custom and common sense to have "seen something truly," and must hold to what he saw: "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."57 Intuition, Emerson thought, was itself...
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Unbought Spirit: A John Jay Chapman Reader

John Jay Chapman - 1998 - 211 pages
...nation bears me witness. The English dramatic poets have Shakespearized 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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The American Studies Anthology

Richard P. Horwitz - 2001 - 376 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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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 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

Lawrence Buell - 2004 - 416 pages
...59). Overall he seems more anxious to warn scholars against acting hastily than to exhort them to act. ("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" [63]). The oration ends with a fervent if...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 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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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 pages
...mankind and cried down by the other half, as if all depended on this particular up or down. The odds are 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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