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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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The Fourth of July: Political Oratory and Literary Reactions, 1776-1876

Paul Goetsch, Gerd Hurm - 1992 - 307 pages
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Past Imperfect: Essays on History, Libraries, and the Humanities

Lawrence W. Towner, Robert W. Karrow, Alfred F. Young - 1993 - 298 pages
...this continent will ... fill the postponed expectation of the world with something better than . . . mechanical skill. Our day of dependence, our long...to the learning of other lands, draws to a close." 5 As in language and literature, so also in history: Americans early generated a great deal of historical...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Collection of Critical Essays

Lawrence Buell - 1993 - 218 pages
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Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience

1994 - 1211 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, 1857-1909: Yankee Humanism at High Tide and Ebb

Ellery Sedgwick - 1994 - 338 pages
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Israel: The First Decade of Independence

Selwyn Ilan Troen, Noah Lucas - 1995 - 779 pages
...British, for the influence of European culture prevailed long after the revolution. Later, however, "The millions that around us are rushing into life,...Events, actions arise, that must be sung, that will sing themselves."6 Of greater concern are the preliminary stages of emergence, that is, a literature's emergence...
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Understanding John Dewey: Nature and Cooperative Intelligence

James Campbell - 1995 - 310 pages
...free from our doctrinal inheritance and opening ourselves fully to the experience of the New World. "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close." We must overcome our longings for distant baubles and come to appreciate, he writes, "the near, the...
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Minerva and the Muse: A Life of Margaret Fuller

Joan Von Mehren - 1994 - 398 pages
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The Crisis of Meaning: In Culture and Education

...inferiority of US art. Despite the intellectual nationalism of writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson t"Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close"). a fundamental disbelief in frontier culture persisted throughout much of the nineteenth century. 7...
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Emerson: The Mind on Fire

Robert D. Richardson Jr. - 2015 - 684 pages
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