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" 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 17
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 pages
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Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays

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...
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