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" Is it not the chief disgrace in the world, not to be an unit ; — not to be reckoned one character ; — not to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear, but to be reckoned in the gross, in the hundred^, or the thousand, of the party,... "
Nature: Addresses, and Lectures - Page 94
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 372 pages
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Variations

James Huneker - 1921 - 279 pages
...the world not to be a unit; to be reckoned one character; not to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear, but to be reckoned in the gross, in the hundreds of thousands, of the party, of the section to which we belong, and our opinion predicted geographically...
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American Poetry

Alban Bertram De Mille - 1923 - 350 pages
...culture. "We have listened too Henry long/' he said, "to the courtly muse of Wadsworth Europe .... we will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak out our own minds." But another poet saw the changeless beauty inherent, for the minds that could receive...
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The Essential American Tradition: An Anthology of Striking and Significant ...

Jesse Lee Bennett - 1925 - 332 pages
...be an unit ; — not to be reckoned one character ; — not to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear ; but to be reckoned in the...on our own feet ; we will work with our own hands; weiwill speak our own minds. ... A nation of men will for the first time exist, because each believes...
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Egoists: A Book of Supermen; Stendhal, Baudelaire, Flaubert, Anatole ...

James Huneker - 1925 - 372 pages
...the world not to be a unit; to be reckoned one character; not to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear, but to be reckoned in the gross, in the hundred of thousands, of the party, of the section to which we belong, and our opinion predicted geographically...
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Selections from the Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1926 - 380 pages
...we belong; and our opinion predicted ographically, as the north, or the south? Not so, brothers id friends — please God, ours shall not be so. We will...on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; will speak our own minds. The study of letters shall be longer a name for pity, for doubt, and for...
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Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 77, Part 1907

British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting - 1908
...matters certainly, we do well to follow Emerson, who, when addressing his fellow citizens, declared: 'We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands, and we will speak our own minds.' Still, the example of Germany and the detailed information which...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 78

1911
...not to be a unit — not to be reckoned one character — mot to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear, but to be reckoned in the...thousand, of the party, the section, to which we belong? . . . We will walk on our own feet; we will speak our own minds. ... A nation of men will for the first...
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Bulletin, Issues 1-10

1966
...to be an unit; — not to be reckoned one character; — not to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear, but to be reckoned in the...geographically, as the north, or the south. Not so, brothers jand friends, — please God, ours shall not be so. We will walk on our own feet; we will work with...
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American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition

Russell B. Goodman, Professor of Philosophy Russell B Goodman, Associate Professor of English Ross Posnock - 1990 - 162 pages
...apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close," and in the last paragraph he predicts that "we will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds."21 If "The American Scholar" urges the abandonment of slavish scholarship for the self-reliant...
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Denise Levertov: The Poetry of Engagement

Audrey T. Rodgers - 1993 - 237 pages
...in one respect, is an account of one poet's attempt to follow Emerson's declaration of independence: "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds."2 History tells us that art need never justify itself. It will endure on its own merits or will...
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