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History, Self-reliance, Nature, Spiritual Laws, The American Scholar - Page 157
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1902 - 180 pages
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Select American Classics: Being Selections from Irving's Sketch Book and ...

1896
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his ; — 1 Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher and statesman. He tried to recall philosophy...
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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1897 - 236 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, and creative words ; manners, actions,...
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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1897 - 236 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...forward : the eyes of man are set in his forehead, Dot in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the...
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Complete Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...; — cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, and creative words ; manners, actions,...
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1901 - 364 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...forehead, not in his hindhead : man hopes: genius creates. . . . Man Thinking must not be subdued by hia instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times....
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The American Scholar: An Address

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901 - 116 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...down. They look backward and not forward. But genius always looks forward. The eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead. Man hopes. Genius...
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1901 - 364 pages
...the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,—let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looka forward : the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius createa....
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1901 - 364 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they, — let us hold by this. They pi a me down. They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward : the eyes of man are set...
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Orations from Homer to William McKinley, Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1902
...pro? gressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the instij ^tution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius? (This is good, say...of the Deity is not his ; cinders and smoke there maybe, but not yet flame. There are creative manners, there are creative actions, and creative words...
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American Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1902 - 364 pages
...it is progressive. The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. This is good, say they,...in his forehead, not in his hindhead : man hopes: genim creates. . . . Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's...
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