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" These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones ; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day. "
Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 1st series - Page 67
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays Selected by the Department of Rhetoric ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1924 - 428 pages
...longer upright; he dares not say, "I think," "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses...perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf -bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more ; in the leafless...
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After the New Criticism

Frank Lentricchia - 1980 - 384 pages
...Man's retrospective superciliousness. Man, Emerson tells us in "Self-Reliance," is "ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses...roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; . . . There is no time to them. . . . [Man] cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature...
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A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama: Volume 3 ...

C. W. E. Bigsby, Christopher William Edgar Bigsby - 1985 - 485 pages
...Zen influence. It was securely in the American grain. In 'Self-Reliance' Emerson had insisted that, These roses under my window make no reference to former...they are; they exist with God today. There is no time for them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. . . . But man postpones...
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On Emerson

Edwin Harrison Cady, Louis J. Budd, Professor Louis J Budd - 1988 - 282 pages
...to bring to his experience the same degree of presence that he found wonderful in natural objects. "These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones," he wrote in "SelfReliance": they are for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time...
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The Public is Invited to Dance: Representation, the Body, and Dialogue in ...

Harriet Scott Chessman - 1989 - 247 pages
...longer upright; he dares not say "I think," "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses...simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.14 Emerson suggests here the sheer presence, immediacy, and uniqueness of the actual "roses...
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Emerson's Pragmatic Vision: The Dance of the Eye

David Jacobson - 2010
...arrangement; a selecting principle gathering his like to him wherever he goes. There is no time to roses. There is simply the rose. It is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full blown flower, there is no more; in the leafless...
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Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature

P. Adams Sitney - 1990 - 250 pages
...literary project expands from the following well-known passage in Ralph Waldo Emerson's "SelfReliance": These roses under my window make no reference to former...is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before the leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the leafless...
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How to Be an Adult: A Handbook on Psychological and Spiritual Integration

David Richo - 1991 - 121 pages
...horizon; and all before us was the wide Pacific. — Herman Melville: Omoo 6. VALUES AND SELF-ESTEEM These roses under my window make no reference to former...roses or to better ones; they are for what they are ... tfiere is no time for them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence....
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A Comparative History of Ideas

Hajime Nakamura - 1992 - 572 pages
...The experience is liberating." (Ibid., p. 8) 30. In this connection a comment by Emerson seems apt: "These roses under my window make no reference to...simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.—But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye...
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Entropy and the Magic Flute

Harold J. Morowitz - 1993 - 240 pages
...upright; he dares not say "I think," or "I am," but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses...better ones; they are for what they are; they exist for God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of...
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