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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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Sportsmen and Gamesmen

John Dizikes - 2002 - 350 pages
...Emerson's declaration that Americans must break free from their feeble dependence upon a European past: Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvest. Too long have we listened to the Courtly Muses of Europe. More important was the fact that...
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Rebels and Renegades: A Chronology of Social and Political Dissent in the ...

Neil A. Hamilton - 2002 - 361 pages
...he called on Americans to free themselves from the dead hand of European culture. He said, "Our long 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." The statement paralleled his...
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The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the Humanities, Arts, and Social ...

Jeffrey Thomas Nealon, Susan Searls Giroux - 2003 - 217 pages
..."The American Scholar," that American artists and thinkers leave behind the models of colonial Europe: "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close" (Selected Essays, 83). Or Poe's thoughts in his 1842 review of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales: "As Americans...
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Revolt of the Provinces: The Regionalist Movement in America, 1920-1945

Robert L. Dorman - 2003 - 382 pages
...paragraph of "The American Scholar," Emerson himself engaged in an act of "conscious decentralization" — "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close" — and at the same time exhorted his audience to "fill the postponed expectation of the world with...
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Emerson

Lawrence Buell - 2004 - 416 pages
...a lesson that Nehru extracts from Emerson by splicing together passages from "The American Scholar" ("our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close") and "SelfReliance" ("the rage for traveling is a symptom of a deeper unsoundness"). Nehru abandons...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 2004 - 456 pages
...postponed expectations of the world with something better than the exertions of mechanical skill. Oar day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the...remains of foreign harvests. Events, actions arise, that most be sung, that will sing themselves. Who can doubt that poetry will revive and lead in a new age,...
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Mark Twain

Larzer Ziff - 2004 - 144 pages
...intellectual leader, carrying his message to lecture halls as well as publishing it in essays. "Our days of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close," he had announced in 1837. "The millions that around us are rushing into life, cannot always be fed...
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Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason: The Transatlantic "light of All ...

Patrick J. Keane - 2005 - 555 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...always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests" (E&L 53). This opening theme is reverted to in the final paragraph: "We have listened too long to the...
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Contending with Stanley Cavell

Russell B. Goodman - 2005 - 216 pages
...address to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard in 1837, Emerson famously declares the following hope: Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests .... In this hope I accept the topic which not only usage but the nature of our association seem to...
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: American Poet, Linguist, and Educator

Meghan Fitzmaurice - 2006 - 112 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." In looking at Europe, Americans took great pride in their country's newness, its vitality and energy,...
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