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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... "
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by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
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An American Bible

Alice Hubbard - 1918 - 372 pages
...are. <I If we will take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures. <I It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...we exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man <I The moment is all, in all noble relations. not craze yourself with thinking, but go about your business...
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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 distorted lenses which we are, or of computing the amount of their errors. Perhaps these...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Josephine Miles - 1964 - 48 pages
...infinitely repellent particles; these were the recalcitrances of substance in which his spirit worked. "It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man." Yet, "we are sure, that, though we know not how, necessity does comport with liberty," and, "a part...
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The Unexpected Universe

Loren C. Eiseley - 1969 - 239 pages
...and Buchenwald. "It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped," Emerson had noted in his journal, "the discovery we have made that we exist. That discovery...instruments. We have learned that we do not see directly." Wisdom interfused with compassion should be the consequence of that discovery, for at the same moment...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures (LOA #15): Nature; Addresses, and ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1150 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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New Essays on Moby-Dick

Richard H. Brodhead - 1986 - 184 pages
...hardens into solipsism in the later essay, and the culprit is Emerson's own self-consciousness: 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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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Ursprünge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - 1987 - 380 pages
...Bewußtseinsträgers verlaufenden Weltprozeß - als eine dem Sündenfall korrespondierende Dekadenz: It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...that we exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man.21 Diese Interpretation des Sündenfallmythos - "the myth of reflection" - stuft Barbara Packer...
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The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism

Cornel West - 1989 - 292 pages
...great essay "Experience" in Essays, Second Series (1844), he affirms this perceptual contextualism. 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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Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing : with a New Afterword

Richard Poirier - 1990 - 349 pages
...Catullus or something." That word "something" is not simply an * Emerson can be recalled here, too: "It is very unhappy, but too late to be helped, the discovery...we exist. That discovery is called the Fall of Man" ("Experience"). affectation of country talk to cover an uncustomary bookishness. It also means what...
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Toward Robert Frost: The Reader and the Poet

Judith Oster - 1994 - 336 pages
...It depends on the mood of the man, whether he shall see the sunset or the fine poem." (W 3:50) " ... we suspect our instruments. We have learned that we...mediately, and that we have no means of correcting these colored and distorting lenses which we are. . . . Perhaps these subject lenses have a creative power;...
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