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" I shun father and mother and wife and brother, when my genius calls me. I would write on the lintels of the door-post, Whim. I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in explanation. "
Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Page 116
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
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Growth: A Novel

Graham Travers - 1906 - 418 pages
...will ever be able to do it. ' I would write on the lintel of my door-post Whim. I hope it is something better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in explanation.' " Is this unfair? Well, dear, I will be as explicit as ever you like. At the present moment I am learning...
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Select Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1907 - 245 pages
...some edge to it, — else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counterac25 tion of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines....genius calls me. I would write on the lintels of the 1 Mere names. door-post, Whim.1 I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend...
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Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 303 pages
...some edge to it, — else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached as the counteraction of the doctrine of love when that pules and whines....genius calls me. I would write on the lintels of the N door-post, ' Whim.' I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 101

1908
...able to say of us, "If I know your sect, I anticipate your argument." Rather we should be able to say, "I shun father and mother, and wife and brother, when my genius calls me." We believe that the Jewish home is the nursery for the perpetuation of idiosyncrasies which tend to...
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Essays and English Traits

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1909 - 493 pages
...some edge to it, — else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines....Whim. I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, bat we cannot spend the day in explanation. Expect me not to show cause why I seek or why I exclude...
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Select Essays and Addresses: Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1912 - 275 pages
...edge to it, • — else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines....me. I would write on the lintels of the door-post, 25 Whim.0 I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in explanation....
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION

RALPH WALDO EMERSON - 1911
...tolerated. edge to it, — else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines....when my genius calls me. I would write on the lintels s of the doorpost, Whim.1 I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day...
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English Prose: A Series of Related Essays for the Discussion and Practice of ...

Frederick William Roe, George Roy Elliott - 1913 - 487 pages
...else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of 20 love, when that pules and whines. I shun father and...in explanation. Expect me not to show cause why I 25 seek or why I exclude company. Then, again, do not tell me, as a good man did to-day, of my obligation...
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College Life, Its Conditions and Problems: A Selection of Essays for Use in ...

Maurice Garland Fulton - 1914 - 524 pages
...some edge to it,— else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines....on the lintels of the door-post, Whim. I hope it is some, what better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the daj in explanation. Expect me not to show...
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Emerson's Essays on Manners, Self-reliance, Compensation, Nature, Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1915 - 140 pages
...some edge to it, — else it is none. The doctrine of hatred must be 10 preached, as the counteraction of the doctrine of love, when that pules and whines....is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot IS spend the day in explanation. Expect me not to show cause why I seek or why I exclude company. Then,...
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