Perhaps the time is already come when it ought to be, and will be, something else ; when the sluggard intellect of this continent will look from under its iron lids and fill the postponed expectation of the world with something better than the exertions... The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation - Page 17by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pagesFull view
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Susan Belasco, Ed Folsom, Kenneth M. Price - 2007 - 504 pages
...fields of Europe."9 Ralph Waldo Emerson began his 1837 address "The American Scholar" by announcing: "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands draws to a close."10 Whitman echoed these calls throughout his career, even in the early years. In the Brooklyn...