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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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Modern English Prose

George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster - 1904 - 481 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...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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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1905 - 11114 pages
...dictionary. Years are well spent in country kbors; 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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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...Years are well spent in country labours ; in town ; in the insight 20 into trades and manufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women ; in...immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, 25 through the poverty or the splendour of his speech. "Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence...
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Modern English Prose

George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster - 1908 - 481 pages
...in country labors ; in town, - - in the insight into trades and manufactures ; in frank intereourse with many men and women ; in science ; in art ; to the one end of mastcring in all their facts a language by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions. I learn...
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Unitarian Anniversaries, May 23rd, 24th, 25th, 1908

First Congregational Society (New Bedford, Mass.) - 1908 - 179 pages
...certainly there is a reason for it that may justify us in so doing. Was it not your own Emerson who said: "Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of today"? We are looking, then, at the past, not merely to recount those...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 5

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...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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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 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 cope-stones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...into trades and manufactures: in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science; in art,—to the one end of mastering in all their facts a language...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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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 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 ; in art ; to the one end of mastering 15 in all their facts a language by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions. I learn immediately...
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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson,.

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1910
...meant that we should learn Language by Colleges or Books. That only can we say which we have lived. Life lies behind us, as the quarry from whence we get tiles and cope-stones for the masonry of to-day. 1 August 14. The preacher enumerates his classes of men, and...
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