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" It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given something is taken. "
Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed - Page 82
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
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Essays: First series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 343 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876 - 290 pages
...improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one Hide as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes...scientific ; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What...
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Works

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. of the Holy Ghost The heedless world hath never lost....line, The younger Golden Lips or mines, Taylor, the everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. What...
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The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is christianised, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is not amelioration....
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Select Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 351 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...undergoes continual changes ; it is barbarous, it is civilised, it is Christianised, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change is not amelioration....
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Essays, Volume 2

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...on the other. It undergoes continual changes ; it ia barbarous, it is civilized, it is christianized, it is rich, it is scientific ; but this change...
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Essays: First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1888 - 396 pages
...our spirit of society. All men plume themselves on the improvement of society, and no man improves. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes : it...
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Emerson Year Book: Selections for Every Day in the Year from the Essays of ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 155 pages
...good. January Seventeenth. v January Eighteenth. Insist on yourself; never imitate. January Nineteenth. Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one...scientific; but this change is not amelioration. For everything that is given, something is taken. Society acquires new arts, and loses old instincts. January...
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