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" Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what thev thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of... "
The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 245
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
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Sixth, Or, Classic English Reader

William Swinton - 1885 - 608 pages
...Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spake not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion...
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Swinton's First [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

William Swinton - 1885
...Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spake not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion...
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Elements of English Composition: A Preparation for Rhetoric

Lucy A. Chittenden - 1886 - 174 pages
...Bolts and bars are not the best of our institutions; nor is shrewdness in trade a mark of wisdom. 2. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us ivith a sort of alienated majesty. Rule 23. — The clauses of a compound sentence, if they contain...
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Elements of English Composition: A Preparation for Rhetoric

Lucy A. Chittenden - 1884 - 174 pages
...Bolts and bars are not the best of our institutions; nor is shrewdness in trade a mark of wisdom. 2. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty. Rule 23.—The clauses of a compound sentence, if they contain commas within...
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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
...Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts : they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great...
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Essays, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888
...Plato and Milton is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Xe* he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 pages
...and Milton, is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they, thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind a * from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without...
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The Unitarian, Volume 4

Jabez Thomas Sunderland, Brooke Herford, Frederick B. Mott - 1889
...A THAYFK Cincinnati. Ohio. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light whicli Hashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of the bards and sages. — Emerson. THE INADEQUACY OF REA6ON. EXPERIENCES OK STCART Мтьь, DARWIN,...
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The Principles of Success in Literature

George Henry Lewes - 1891 - 163 pages
...Emerson,1 " is that they set at nought books and traditions, and spoke not what men thought, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that...thought because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty." It is...
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The New Practical Shorthand Manual: A Complete and Comprehensive Exposition ...

Benn Pitman - 1892 - 170 pages
...is-that-they set at naught books andtraditions, and spoke not what men, but what they-thought. A-man should learn to' detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more-than the lustre (of the) firmament of bards and sages'. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought,...
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