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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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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - 1901 - 376 pages
...detect and watch that gleam of i", light which flashes across his mind from within more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses...rejected thoughts ; they come back to us with a certain 20 alienated majesty. Great works of art have no more affecting lesson than this. They teach us to...
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. A man should learn to~3etect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. VYet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize...
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The Principles of Success in Literature

George Henry Lewes - 1901 - 212 pages
...Emerson, " is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men thought, but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across hia mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without...
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The Essentials of of Our Language: A Guide to Accuracy in the Use of the ...

George W. Rine - 1902 - 282 pages
...Men must have recreation: literature and art furnish that which is most pure, innocent, and refining. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty. The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness. Study...
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Composition-literature

Fred Newton Scott, Joseph Villiers Denney - 1902 - 389 pages
...Milton, is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men thought but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across the mind from within more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 1st series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...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...every work of genius we recognize our own rejected Jioughts ; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty." Great works of art have no more...
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The Oriental Rug Book

Mary Churchill Ripley - 1904 - 310 pages
...advice of Emerson, who says : " Trust thyself : every heart vibrates to that iron string." * * * * * "A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." CHAPTER XIII DESIGNS WE find ourselves face to face with the necessity of more careful examination...
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The Essay on Self-reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1905 - 51 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...sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, i because it is his. Q, Tn every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back...
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Thoughts that Inspire, Volume 1

1905
...the whole family of pride and ignorance are incestuous, and mutually beget each other. — COLTON. " A 'man should learn to detect and watch that gleam...than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages." "The pure, the bright, the beautiful, That stirred our hearts in youth; The impulse of a wordless prayer,...
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The Pilgrims' Way: A Little Scrip of Good Counsel for Travellers

Arthur Quiller-Couch - 1906 - 329 pages
...climbs slow, how slowly ! But westward, look, the land is bright ! ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH Trust Thyself \ MAN should learn to detect and watch that •^*- gleam...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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