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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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The American Scholar: Self-reliance. Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893 - 108 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 - 1894 - 322 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 under-, goes continual changes :...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1895 - 322 pages
...one side as it gains on the other. Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a treadmill. It undergoes continual changes : it is barbarous,...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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Select American Classics: Being Selections from Irving's Sketch Book and ...

1896
...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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Literary Interpretations, Or, A Guide to the Teaching and Reading of ...

1896 - 204 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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Abstracts of Papers Read Before the Society: Together with the Annual Report

Brighton and Hove Natural History and Philosophical Society, Brighton - 1898
...THURSDAY, DECEMBER IITH. — anfc 1ts lltesions. Part II. THE ARGUMENT from the HISTORY OF HUMANITY. " 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. . ....
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American Prose

George Rice Carpenter - 1898 - 465 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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american prose

george rice carpenter - 1898
...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, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1899
...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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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

David Josiah Brewer - 1900
...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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