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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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American Traits from the Point of View of a German

Hugo Münsterberg - 1901 - 235 pages
...searching for truth which is too high for the American nation. They think, as Emerson said, that " our days of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning...are rushing into life cannot always be fed on the remains of foreign harvests." And as the first necessary condition of such a change they seek a clear...
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American Traits from the Point of View of a German

Hugo Münsterberg - 1901 - 235 pages
...searching for truth which is too high for the American nation. They think, as Emerson said, that " our days of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning...are rushing into life cannot always be fed on the remains of foreign harvests." And as the first necessary condition of such a change they seek a clear...
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American Literature

Julian Willis Abernethy - 1902 - 514 pages
...his memorable address at Harvard Col- Literary inlege on "The American Scholar," said: dePendence " Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...arise that must be sung, that will sing themselves." This address was itself received as evidence that the American intellect had achieved its independence....
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Introduction to the Study of American Literature

William Cranston Lawton - 1902 - 384 pages
...Emerson felt he could not ignore even so shrill and vulgar a response to his famous bugle call of 1837 : "Our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands draws to a close. . . . The sluggard intellect of this continent will look from under its iron lids." Whitman's later work, and...
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American Literature in the Colonial and National Periods

Lorenzo Sears - 1902 - 480 pages
...declaration of independence." The speaker opened with the announcement that our day of independence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close, and took up his theme of " Man Thinking " as opposed to the parrot of other men's thoughts. " Nature...
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The South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 2

John Spencer Bassett, Edwin Mims, William Henry Glasson, William Preston Few, William Kenneth Boyd, William Hane Wannamaker - 1903
...iron lids and fill the postponed expectation of the world with something better than the exertions of mechanical skill. Our day of dependence, our long...millions that around us are rushing into life, cannot alwavs be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests." The scholar, according to Emerson, is Man Thinking,...
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Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 461 pages
...iron lids and fill the postponed expectation of the world with something better than the exertions of mechanical skill. Our day of dependence, our long...to the learning of other lands, draws to a close. 1 The millions that around us are rushing into life, cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign...
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Nature ; Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 461 pages
...lids and fill the postponed expectation of the world with something ( , better than the exertions of mechanical skill.' \ Our day of dependence, our long...apprenticeship^ to the learning of other lands, draws to a close.1 / I The millions that around us are rushing into life, cannot always be fed on the sere remains...
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The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow ...

Curtis Hidden Page - 1905 - 713 pages
...related to the intellectual attitude of America in 1837, and as a protest against its provincialism. ' Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close . . . We will walk on our own feet ; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds ......
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A First View of English Literature

William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett - 1905 - 386 pages
...society at Harvard. At the outset, as in the opening lines of Nature, he sounds the cry of freedom: "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close." Then he writes of the three great influences which surround the scholar — that of nature, that of...
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