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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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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 pages
...dictionary. Years are well ' country labors ; in town, — in the insight into trades nanufactures ; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science;...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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Illinois Studies in Language and Literature, Volume 8

1923
...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 copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Composition for College Students

Joseph Morris Thomas, Frederick Alexander Manchester, Frank William Scott - 1922 - 577 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 copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Emerson's Theories of Literary Expressions, Volume 8

Emerson Grant Sutcliffe - 1923 - 152 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 copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Purdon's Vocabulary of Words Constantly Needed: With Illustrations of Their ...

Mrs. Martha Farr Purdon - 1923 - 295 pages
...chimney corner. They were ensconced on the rampart, and could not be dislodged. LESSON THIRTY-EIGHT. I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has...through the poverty or the splendor of his speech. Emerson. ensemble (an-san'-b'l), n. French. The whole; general appearance ; the total or general effect....
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Century Readings for a Course in American Literature

Fred Lewis Pattee - 1922 - 1012 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 copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature, addresses, and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - 1971 - 333 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 copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Discoverers, Explorers, Settlers: The Diligent Writers of Early America

Wayne Franklin - 1989 - 252 pages
...from experience, he posits a set of metaphoric equivalencies between mental and physical exploration. "Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day," he asserts. "This is the way to learn grammar" (60). Instinct...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures (LOA #15): Nature; Addresses, and ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1983 - 1150 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 copestones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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American Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

Robert F. Sayre - 1994 - 732 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 copestones for the masonry of today. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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