Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays Selected by the Department of Rhetoric and Journalism of the University of Michigan
Harcourt, Brace, 1924 - 428 páginas
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activity affection American beautiful become believe better build carry cause character common course English equal experience expression eyes face fact feel field follow force girl give hand heart hour human idea imagination intellectual interest Italy keep kind knowledge language learned least leave less light literature live look manners matter means Michigan mind moral nature never object once pass perhaps person play pleasure practical present question reason relation result seems sense social sort soul speak spirit stand student sure teacher tell things thought tion true truth turn undergraduate understand virtue whole woman women write young
Página 127 - I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived...
Página 146 - And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.
Página 134 - Let us settle ourselves and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion and prejudice and tradition and delusion and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through church and state, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality, and say, This is, and no mistake...
Página 2 - For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars one by one. but the general counsels, and the plots and marshalling of affairs come best from those that are learned. To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humor of a scholar.
Página 36 - Those who roused the people to resistance, who directed their measures through a long series of eventful years, who formed, out of th« most unpromising materials, the finest army that Europe had ever seen, who trampled down king, church, and aristocracy, who, in the short intervals of domestic sedition and rebellion, made the name of England terrible to every nation on the face of the earth, were no vulgar fanatics.
Página 21 - ... owner's other house, where they were set up, and looked as awkward as if some one were to carry away the old tombs they had seen lately at the Abbey, and stick them up in Lady C.'s tawdry gilt drawing-room. Here John smiled, as much as to say, "that would be foolish, indeed.
Página 71 - the foolish face of praise," the forced smile which we put on in company where we do not feel at ease in answer to conversation which does not interest us. The muscles, not spontaneously moved but moved by a low usurping wilfulness, grow tight about the outline of the face with the most disagreeable sensation.
Página 382 - Active, persistent, and careful consideration of any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the grounds that support it and the further conclusions to which it tends constitutes reflective thought.
Página 1 - STUDIES serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight is in privateness and retiring ; for ornament, is in discourse ; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business. For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one ; but the general counsels, and the plots, and marshalling of affairs come best from those that are learned.