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" It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made that we exist.* That discovery is called the Fall of Man. Ever afterwards we suspect our instruments. We have learned that we do not see directly, but mediately, and that we have... "
Works - Page 99
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 2d series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...them in and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs.' It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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Essays: The poet. Experience. Character. Manners. Gifts. Nature. Politics ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...beliefs.1 It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made that we exist.2 That discovery is called the Fall of Man. Ever afterwards...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 2d series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...beliefs.1 It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made that we exist.2 That discovery is called the Fall of Man. Ever afterwards...We have;' learned that we do not see directly, but medi-\ ately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we...
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The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...them in, and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these subject-lenses have a creative power ; perhaps there are no objects. Once we lived in what we saw ;...
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Complete Works, Volume 3

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...them in and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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Emerson's Complete Works: Essays. 2d series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...them in and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays, 2d series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...beliefs.1 It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made that we exist.2 That discovery is called the Fall of Man. Ever afterwards...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1904 - 324 pages
...them in and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs. It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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Repton School Sermons: Studies in the Religion of the Incarnation : Being ...

William Temple - 1913 - 334 pages
...following an evil purpose is a great deal lower than the beasts. " It is very unhappy," says Emerson, " but too late to be helped, the discovery we have made,...exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man." We compare ourselves with other people, with our own past and with what we hope we may become ; we...
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