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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 Poems (1625-1892)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1912 - 669 pages
...far-spreading landscape and vistas, or the sea rolling in.) " Cf. also Emerson's "The American Scholar": "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...arise, that must be sung, that will sing themselves Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use? What is the...
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American Poems (1625-1892)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1912 - 669 pages
...vistas, or the sea rolling in.) " Cf. also Emerson's "The American Scholar": "Our day of dependeace, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands,...arise, that must be sung, that will sing themselves Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use ? What is the...
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Why Go to College

Clayton Sedgwick Cooper - 1912 - 212 pages
...iron lids and fill the postponed expectation of the world with something better than the exertion of mechanical skill. Our day of dependence, our long...into life cannot always be fed on the sere remains of frozen harvests. Who can doubt that poetry will revive and lead in a new age, as the star in the constellation...
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Great American Writers

William Peterfield Trent, John Erskine - 1912 - 256 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." But a year later the theological part of the Cambridge mind recoiled in something like horror from...
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American Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - 1915 - 281 pages
...Harvard. In this, which Holmes calls " our intellectual Declaration of Independence," Emerson says : " 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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American Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - 1915 - 281 pages
...Harvard. In this, which Holmes calls " our intellectual Declaration of Independence," Emerson says : " 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 History of American Literature

Percy Holmes Boynton - 1919 - 513 pages
...in America, but that it stated memorably what had been uttered again and again by other Americans. " Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests." To make his point, Emerson held that the American scholar must not continue to be "a delegated intellect...
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The Scottish Review, Volume 1

1883
...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...the learning of other lands, draws to a close.' The speaker himself laid the foundations of the literature of his country. Emerson's own published writings,...
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Prejudices: Second Series, Volume 2

Henry Louis Mencken - 1920 - 254 pages
...generations of pedagogues, still survives in the literature books. I quote from the first paragraph: Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close. . . . Events, actions arise, that must be sung, that will sing themselves. Who can doubt that poetry...
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John Ruskin, Preacher, and Other Essays

Lewis Herbert Chrisman - 1921 - 187 pages
...Scholar Emerson says, "The eyes of a man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead." And again: "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...around us are rushing into life, cannot always be fed upon the sere remains of foreign harvests." Emerson's doctrine of self-reliance, although "sicklied...
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