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" ... soul. He pierced the emblematic or spiritual character of the visible, audible, tangible world. Especially did his shade-loving muse hover over and interpret the lower parts of nature ; he showed the mysterious bond that allies moral evil to the foul... "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 95
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 315 pages
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Emerson on Swedenborg: Introducing the Mystic

R. W. Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2003 - 73 pages
...and interpret the lower parts of nature; he showed the mysterious bond that allies moral evil to the foul material forms, and has given in epical parables...insanity, of beasts, of unclean and fearful things'. In turn, the quotation given at the beginning of this 'Introduction', first printed in his 1841 essay...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2010 - 288 pages
...Kant he also demands self-cultivation and achievements outside the strictly moral realm: "Every thing that tends to insulate the individual, — to surround...natural respect, so that each man shall feel the world is his, and man shall treat with man as a sovereign state with a sovereign state; — tends to true...
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Melville's Clarel and the Intersympathy of Creeds

William Potter - 2004 - 240 pages
...65, 70). This emphasis on self-reliant freedom results in a new and worldly ethos of individualism: Another sign of our times, also marked by an analogous...importance given to the single person. Everything tends to insulate the individual,—to surround him with barriers of natural respect, so that each...
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In Search of the Absolute: Essays on Swedenborg and Literature

Swedenborg Society - 2004 - 103 pages
...and interpret the lower parts of nature; he showed the mysterious bond that allies moral evil to the foul material forms, and has given in epical parables...insanity, of beasts, of unclean and fearful things. 10 What is the secret of this power of imagination and the emblematic, then? In 'Poetry and Imagination'...
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Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in Nineteenth-Century America

Tiffany K. Wayne - 2005 - 156 pages
...dedicated to securing natural and political rights for all persons. As Ralph Waldo Emerson noted, the "sign of our times, also marked by an analogous political movement is, the importance given to the single person."5 Transcendentalists were concerned with all of these rights...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 pages
...and interpret the lower parts of nature; he showed the mysterious bond that allies moral evil to the foul material forms, and has given in epical parables a theory of isanity, of beasts, of unclean and fearful things. Another sign of our times, also marked by an analogous...
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell Meltzer - 2005 - 192 pages
...undergirding the Constitution. And thus in his urging of the active soul Emerson comes to what he calls "another sign of our times, also marked by an analogous political movement . . . the new importance given to the single person" (p. 70). And here, too, it is the fact of paradox...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2006 - 272 pages
...Kant he also demands self-cultivation and achievements outside the strictly moral realm: "Every thing that tends to insulate the individual, — to surround...natural respect, so that each man shall feel the world is his, and man shall treat with man as a sovereign state with a sovereign state; — tends to true...
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Opportunity: Optimizing Life's Chances

Donald Morris - 2006 - 461 pages
...among the pretenders to authority has become the new problem of authority. ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS "Another sign of our times, also marked by an analogous...movement, is, the new importance given to the single person."147 —Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) After the initial affront to the great chain of being...
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Head and Heart: American Christianities

Garry Wills, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Historian Garry Wills - 2007 - 626 pages
...Emerson to say that "nature's dice are always loaded" (27). 4. Being saved was private and personal. "Everything that tends to insulate the individual...natural respect, so that each man shall feel the world is his, and man shall treat with man as a sovereign state with a sovereign state — tends to true...
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