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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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A Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Set Forth as His Life Essay

Denton Jaques Snider - 1921 - 380 pages
...the new Thomas Jefferson, though he had fore-runners. In the first paragraph Emerson proclaims : ' ' Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close. "We cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests." Thus the title of the oration, The...
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A First View of English Literature

William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett - 1923 - 424 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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Century Readings for a Course in American Literature

Fred Lewis Pattee - 1922 - 1012 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...remains of foreign harvests. Events, actions arise, I that must be sung, that will sing them- , selves. Who can doubt that poetry will revive and lead...
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A Little Book of Friendship

Joseph Morris, St. Clair Adams - 1925 - 150 pages
...called "the American intellectual Declaration of Independence," the lecture on The American Scholar: "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...learning of other lands, draws to a close. . . The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of...
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Educational Review, Volume 43

1912
...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 millions that around us are rushing into life can not always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests. . . . Who can doubt that poetry will...
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Educational Review, Volume 33

1907
...New Englander stood outwith all judgment positive or negative, being himself nowise among the makers. "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands" had not drawn to a close. Now, this being true of the intellect, it could hardly fail to hold of institutions...
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The International Studio, Volume 41

1910
...under the influence of Europe as the easel pictures. Many years have passed since Emerson wrote : " Our long apprenticeship to the learning of •other lands draws to a close." The "close" has not been reached yet, and it may take longer •than the generation prophesied by Dr. Bode....
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 87

1901
...searching for truth which is too high for the American nation. They think, as Emerson said, "опт 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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Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth

Paula Marantz Cohen - 2001 - 234 pages
...past forms, Emerson seems less the apostle of a new American literature than its anticipatory prophet: "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close," he announced toward the beginning of "The American Scholar," concluding with a series of calls that...
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Emerson and the Art of the Diary

Lawrence Alan Rosenwald - 1988 - 159 pages
...one must have a place to stand in. No text creates more space than does Emerson's "American Scholar": Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests. 155 The air of sovereign assertion, the apparent freedom not only from European influence but also...
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