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" If it were only for a vocabulary, the scholar would be covetous of action. Life is our dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors; in town; in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in science... "
The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 28
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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Don't-worry Nuggets: Epictetus, Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Eliot, Robert ...

1899 - 118 pages
...Drudgery, calamity, exasperation, want, are instructors in eloquence and wisdom. Inaction is cowardice. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think....
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A Second Manual of Composition: Designed for Secondary Schools

Edwin Herbert Lewis - 1900 - 579 pages
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors ; in town ; in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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A Modern Composition and Rhetoric (brief Course) Containing the Principles ...

Lewis Worthington Smith, James Eames Thomas - 1900 - 312 pages
...Years are well spent in country labors; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...splendor of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges...
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A First Book in Writing English

Edwin Herbert Lewis - 1900 - 293 pages
...and so defends it. spent in country labors ; in town ; in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...all their facts a language by which to illustrate anil embody our perceptions. I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through...
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The American Scholar: An Address

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901 - 116 pages
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors ; in town ; in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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A Modern Composition and Rhetoric (complete Course) Containing the ...

Lewis Worthington Smith, James Eames Thomas - 1901 - 406 pages
...Years are well spent in country labors ; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...splendor of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges...
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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
...country labors; in town; in the insight into trades 'and manufactures; in frank intercourse with imany men and women; in science; in art; ' to the one end...by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions. . (j learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendor...
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Orations from Homer to William McKinley, Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1902
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors ; in town, in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and cope-stones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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A Modern Reader and Speaker

George Riddle - 1902 - 629 pages
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science;...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and cope-stones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature addresses and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country labors ; in town ; in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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