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" The problem of restoring to the world original and eternal beauty is solved by the redemption of the soul. The ruin or the blank, that we see when we look at nature, is in our own eye. "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 62
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 372 pages
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The Soul's Economy: Market Society and Selfhood in American Thought, 1820-1920

Jeffrey P. Sklansky - 2002 - 313 pages
...land. Property, like beauty, was in the eye of the beholder, not the deed of the proprietor. "The ruin or the blank, that we see when we look at nature, is in our own eye," Emerson wrote. "... The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because...
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Selected Writings

Jose Marti - 2002 - 496 pages
...richest of them—to the study of nature, and that is why he ddes not penetrate very far, and he says: "The axis of vision is not coincident with the axis of things." When he wishes to explain how all the moral and physical truths are contained in each other, and each...
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Emerson As Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson's Essays for Personal ...

...restoring to the world original and eternal beauty is solved by the redemption of the soul. The ruin or blank that we see when we look at nature, is in our...lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is because we are disunited within ourselves. What he means is that we need to strike a balance between reason...
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Emerson's Life in Science: The Culture of Truth

Laura Dassow Walls, John H Bennett Jr Chair of Southern Letters Laura Dassow Walls, Laura Dassow - 2003 - 280 pages
...vision that restores to the world "original and eternal beauty."89 For, as Emerson continues, "The ruin or the blank, that we see when we look at nature,...of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake." Reasserting the vitality of his chosen role, Emerson warns that "he cannot be a naturalist,...
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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 pages
...the self and the outside world, as we look at it through lenses that do not converge: "The ruin or blank, that we see when we look at nature, is in our...of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake. The reason why the world lacks unity and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited...
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Country, Park & City: The Architecture and Life of Calvert Vaux

Francis R. Kowsky - 2003 - 391 pages
...harmony of mans life with namre beneath the guiding hand of love, is abo a thought expressed in "Namre." "The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps," wrote Emerson, "is, because man is disunited wirh himself. He cannot be a namralist, until he satisfies...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...restoring to the world original and eternal beauty, is solved by the redemption of the soul. The ruin or the blank, that we see when we look at nature,...disunited with himself. He cannot be a naturalist, until he satisfies all the demands of the spirit. —NATURE Are we disunited with ourselves? Do our problems...
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Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Joel Porte - 2008 - 256 pages
...earnest vision." Mounting to his splendid peroration in "Prospects," Emerson reminds us that "the ruin or the blank, that we see when we look at nature,...of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake." A cleansing of our vision is all that is required for "the redemption of the soul." In such...
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The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert E. Belknap - 2004 - 252 pages
...ourselves who blanch the excellence of the external world through human defects of character: "The ruin or the blank that we see when we look at nature, is...of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake" (E, 47). For Milton, by contrast, we do not see enough white, since the "Eternal Coeternal beam"...
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Bound to Please: An Extraordinary One-volume Literary Education : Essays on ...

Michael Dirda - 2005 - 525 pages
...the essayist's Yankee shrewdness and humor. "That which we call sin in others is experiment for us." "The reason why the world lacks unity and lies broken...heaps, is because man is disunited with himself." "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." And surely this journal entry...
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