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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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Technology Education in School and Industry: Emerging Didactics for Human ...

Dietrich Blandow, Michael J. Dyrenfurth - 1994 - 367 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;...by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions. .. . This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy the language which the field and...
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Rereading Jack London

Leonard Cassuto, Jeanne Campbell Reesman - 1996 - 287 pages
...quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of to-day," Emerson explains. "I 217 learn immediately from any speaker how much he has...through the poverty or the splendor of his speech." 3 The splendor of London's speech is due in considerable measure to the richness of experience that...
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 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;...by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions" (Essays, 61-62). 30. Smith argues that "[o]nly by an extreme irony or a thoroughly artistic failure...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - 2000 - 580 pages
...conversation breeds thought. Clubs produce oftener words. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1836, journals 26:37 I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through the poverty or splendor of his speech. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1837, The American Scholar' 26:38 Conversation is a game...
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The American Studies Anthology

Richard P. Horwitz - 2001 - 376 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 capstones for the masonry of to-day. This is the way to learn grammar. Colleges and books only copy...
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Ernest Buckler: Rediscovery and Reassessment

Marta Dvořák, Dvo& - 2001 - 279 pages
..."our dictionary," while work, in trade and manufacturing as well as in country labours, is a means of "mastering in all their facts a language by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions" (English Traits 13). Buckler aligns himself with Emerson when in an interview granted to Don Cameron...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 pages
..."Years are well spent in country labors; in town ... in frank intercourse with many men and women ... to the one end of mastering in all their facts a language by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions."51 But through his diary and by personal example, Alcott taught Emerson about the combative...
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Minding American Education: Reclaiming the Tradition of Active Learning

Martin Bickman - 2003 - 182 pages
...were only for a vocabulary, the scholar would be covetous of action. Life is our dictionary. . . . Life lies 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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Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Joel Porte - 2008 - 256 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;...by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions. . . . Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and copestones for the masonry of...
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How to Prepare, Stage, and Deliver Winning Presentations

Thomas Leech - 2004 - 330 pages
...techniques can have a dramatic impact on your presentation's effectiveness. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived through the poverty or splendor of his speech." CHAPTER 13 Interact Successfully Managing Q&A Success at Questions and Answers...
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