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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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We Stand Before the Secret of the World: Traces Along the Pathway of ...

Paul Scott Derrick, Paul Scott - 2003 - 156 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, is in our own eye. [...] The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself....
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The Ground of Our Beseeching: Metaphor and the Poetics of Meditation

Peter Sharpe - 2004 - 391 pages
...which originates in the unhindered passage between these two major Emersonian weathers: The ruin on the blank that we see when we look at nature, is in our own eye. . . . Build therefore your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind,...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 pages
...Coleridge's ability to look at but "not feel" the beauty of nature, Emerson insists that "the ruin or the blank that we see when we look at nature, is in our own eye." The asserted polarity between one's inner life and the world without has broken down; Emerson deplores...
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The Claim to Community: Essays on Stanley Cavell and Political Philosophy

Andrew Norris - 2006 - 389 pages
...Unapproachable America, p. 43; and see "The Argument of the Ordinary," p. 83. Compare Emerson: "The ruin or the blank that we see when we look at nature, is...things, and so they appear not transparent but opaque" (Selected Essays, p. 79). 52. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals, trans. RJ Hollingdale and...
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John Burroughs and the Place of Nature

James Perrin Warren - 2010 - 280 pages
..."original and eternal beauty" through the redemption of the soul. In his famous formulation, "the ruin or the blank, that we see when we look at nature,...of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake [sie]. The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is...
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Laws of Nature: Excerpts from the Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Walt McLaughlin - 2006 - 81 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, is in our own eye. The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. Whilst the abstract question occupies...
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Modernism Revisited: Transgressing Boundaries and Strategies of Renewal in ...

Viorica P√Ętea, Paul Scott Derrick - 2007 - 243 pages
...study and assimilation of the bases of Romantic thinking, he was aware of what was at stake: The ruin or the blank, that we see when we look at nature,...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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From Nature to Experience: The American Search for Cultural Authority

Roger Lundin - 2007 - 278 pages
...soul," by which Emerson means the transformation of an individual's perceptual categories. "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" (Essays, 46, 47). The "occult relationship" between human beings and nature already exists and...
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Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero

Len Gougeon - 2012 - 278 pages
...spiritual enervation that pervaded American society at the time. As Emerson observes in Nature (1836), "The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken...heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself." 16 To look within and access the divinity that is part of every person's being, "the eternal One,"...
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