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" The preamble of thought, the transition through which it passes from the unconscious to the conscious, is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived. "
Retrospect of Western Travel - Page 206
by Harriet Martineau - 1838 - 178 pages
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The Great Ideas Today

Robert Maynard Hutchins, Mortimer Jerome Adler - 1968
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The Renewal of Literature: Emersonian Reflections

Richard Poirier - 1987 - 244 pages
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The Representation of the Self in the American Renaissance

Jeffrey Steele - 1987 - 248 pages
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Emerson's Pragmatic Vision: The Dance of the Eye

David Jacobson - 2010
...contemplation, by inverting the traditional priority of theory over practice and rendering universality finite. "The preamble of thought, the transition through which...it passes from the unconscious to the conscious," Emerson tells the listeners of "The American Scholar," "is action. Only so much do I know, as I have...
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The American Tradition in Literature

George B. Perkins, George Perkins - 1990 - 2077 pages
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Poetry and Pragmatism

Richard Poirier - 1992 - 228 pages
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Emerson on the Scholar

Merton M. Sealts - 1992 - 350 pages
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Splintered Worlds: Fragmentation and the Ideal of Diversity in the Work of ...

Robert M. Greenberg - 1993 - 258 pages
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American Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

Robert F. Sayre - 1994 - 760 pages
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Dark Voices: W. E. B. Du Bois and American Thought, 1888-1903

Shamoon Zamir - 1995 - 294 pages
...it is essential. Without it he is not yet man. Without it thought can never ripen into truth. . . . The preamble of thought, the transition through which...is action. Only so much do I know, as I have lived. Instantly we know whose words are loaded with life, and whose not. This world, — this shadow of the...
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