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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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Making America, Making American Literature: Franklin to Cooper

A. Robert Lee, W. M. Verhoeven - 1996 - 360 pages
...years after Emerson's oft-quoted ringing 1837 assertion in his "The American Scholar" address that "our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close," Nathaniel Parker Willis perceived danger emerging from the march of American technology.13 Writing...
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Snow on the Cane Fields: Women's Writing and Creole Subjectivity

Judith L. Raiskin - 1996 - 305 pages
...England is the South African equivalent of Emerson's earlier call for a distinctly American literature: Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close. . . . We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. . . . We will walk on our own feet;...
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To Live in the New World: A.J. Downing and American Landscape Gardening

Judith K. Major - 1997 - 242 pages
...oration delivered in the summer of 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson assured the young scholars in his audience: "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close." Two years later, the nationalistic Democratic Review called the propensity to imitate foreign nations...
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In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies

Regina Bendix - 1997 - 306 pages
...affectation and artifice. His 1837 address, "The American Scholar," captures his goals most clearly. "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning of other lands draws to a close," Emerson stated in his opening paragraph, and after summarizing what the true scholarly habitus ought...
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Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, Volumes 5-6

2001
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美囯文化与文学选集

潘绍中 - 1998 - 733 pages
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Masters of Repetition: Poetry, Culture, and Work in Thomson, Wordsworth ...

Lisa Malinowski Steinman - 1998 - 248 pages
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The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude ...

R. Bruce Elder - 1998 - 572 pages
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The Trumpet of Reform: German Literature in Nineteenth-century New England

Sigrid Bauschinger - 1998 - 211 pages
...great future for scholars if they would only free themselves from the fetters of academic tradition. "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to...cannot always be fed on the sere remains of foreign harvests."58 Emerson defined it as the American scholar's duty to learn from nature, to be inspired...
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Playing Indian

Philip Joseph Deloria - 1998 - 249 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. . . . Who can doubt that poetry will revive and lead in a new age, as the star in the constellation...
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