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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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Great Speeches and how to Make Them

Grenville Kleiser - 1911 - 391 pages
...college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. That is good, say they — let us hold by this. They pin me down. They look backward and iiot forward. But genius looks forward: the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead;...
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Oral Composition: A Text Book for High Schools

Cornelia Carhart Ward - 1914 - 412 pages
...the holy place of moral obligation by passing through the outer court of physical obligation . 39. Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the...not his; cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. 40. Great Britain and Spain hold the keys of the Mediterranean. 41. It is to be regretted that...
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Essays for College Men: 2d Series

1915 - 385 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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Representative Phi Beta Kappa Orations

Clark Sutherland Northup, William Coolidge Lane, John Christopher Schwab - 1915 - 500 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,...his; — 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 Through Illustrative Readings

Sarah Emma Simons - 1915 - 463 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,...his; — 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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Essays for College English

James Cloyd Bowman, Louis Ignatius Bredvold, LeRoy Bethuel Greenfield, Bruce Weirick - 1915 - 447 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,...not his; 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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Representative Phi Beta Kappa Orations

Clark Sutherland Northup, William Coolidge Lane, John Christopher Schwab - 1915 - 500 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,...the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his Jiindhead: man hopes: genius creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux...
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American Prose (1607-1865)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1916 - 737 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,...his; — 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 Ideals

Norman Foerster, William Whatley Pierson - 1917 - 326 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,...his; — 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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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 525 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,...his; — 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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