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" I ask not for the great, the remote, the romantic ; what is doing in Italy or Arabia ; what is Greek art, or Proven^al minstrelsy ; I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. "
Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures - Página 106
de Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 páginas
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The American Labor Legislation Review, Volume 7

1917
...a small ocean." He might also have said the man is a small government. In this same address he said "Give me insight into to-day and you may have the antique and the future worlds." And within a quarter of a century after Emerson delivered his address on The American...
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The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: From Howells to ...

Donald Pizer, Professor Donald Pizer, PhD - 1995 - 287 páginas
...Domestically, the origins of realism can be traced back through famous passages of Ralph Waldo Emerson (such as "What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...firkin; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street . . .") and Joel Barlow's "Hasty Pudding," arriving ultimately at 1610 or 1607 (if we settle for English-language...
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Emerson's Literary Criticism

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1995 - 252 páginas
...experience, so much of the wilderness have I vanquished and planted. . . ." "Life is my dictionary." "Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds. ..." These and many other such familiar epigrams are eloquent expressions of the practical idealism...
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Charles Ives and His World

J. Burkholder, James Peter Burkholder - 1996 - 452 páginas
...great, the remote, the romantic; what is doing in Italy or Arabia; what is Greek art, or Provençal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit...would we really know the meaning of? The meal in the firken; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye;...
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Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850-1920

David E. Shi - 1996 - 394 páginas
...and he enthusiastically sanctioned their efforts: "I ask not for the great, remote, the romantic ... I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low." This romantic celebration of the actualities of common life, however tentative, vicarious, or celestial,...
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Analysis and Assessment, 1940-1979

Cary D. Wintz - 1996 - 504 páginas
...if he seek a temporary peace by the diversion of his thoughts from politics or vexed questions ... I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low . . . the literature of the poor, the feelings of the child, the philosophy of the street, the meaning...
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 páginas
...gesture is one that strategically claims the ordinary domestic world as the fit domain of the poetic: I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight to-day, and you may have antique and future worlds. What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...
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Contingency Blues: The Search For Foundations In American Criticism

Paul Jay - 1997 - 234 páginas
...household life, are the topics of the time ... I ask not for the great, the remote, the romantic ... I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low (Emerson68-69). 7. This focus on the museum as an institution, and its concrete relation to aesthetic...
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Humor and Revelation in American Literature: The Puritan Connection

Pascal Covici - 1997 - 226 páginas
...forgetful that Cicero, Locke, and Bacon were only young men in libraries when they wrote these books" (67). "Give me insight into today, and you may have the antique and future worlds" (78). Note the rapidity of, the shock in, Emerson's sudden juxtapositions. Both parts of them turn...
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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Descartes to gender and science

Edward Craig - 1998 - 33 páginas
...Although he is often termed a 'transcendental, ist', Emerson does not wish to transcend the common world. 'I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...today and you may have the antique and future worlds.' 'An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge', commonly known as the...
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