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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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A Desk in the Elephant House

Cathryn Essinger - 1998 - 70 páginas
...from "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar." The second epigraph asks, "What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...pan; the ballad in the street; the news of the boat." Emerson and Essinger demand "insight into to-day," desiring to know "the sublime presence of the highest...
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Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy: Language, Literature, and Ethical ...

Gerald L. Bruns, Professor Gerald L Bruns - 1999 - 299 páginas
...self-conscious refusal of cosmopolitanism — a refusal that situates Williams alongside Cavell's Emerson ("I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...pan; the ballad in the street,, the news of the boat . . .").60 Compare the "Prologue" to Kara in Hell, with its idea of a museum of everyday paintings...
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Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy: Language, Literature, and Ethical ...

Gerald L. Bruns, Professor Gerald L Bruns - 1999 - 299 páginas
...self-conscious refusal of cosmopolitanism — a refusal that situates Williams alongside Cavell's Emerson ("I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...meaning of? The meal in the firkin,- the milk in the pan,the ballad in the street,- the news of the boat . . .").60 Compare the "Prologue" to Kora in Hell,...
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Genteel Rhetoric: Writing High Culture in Nineteenth-century Boston

Dorothy C. Broaddus - 1999 - 136 páginas
...understanding of the mechanic arts" (Complete Works 12:122). When in "The American Scholar" Emerson remarks, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low," he has in mind studying the form and order of natural commonplaces as Michelangelo studied anatomy....
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 páginas
...of effort to become more alive to the present moment as the only theater of spiritual development. "Give me insight into to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds" (CW 1: 67). These influences of modern literature were also supplemented by a wide variety of religious...
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The Experimental College

Alexander Meiklejohn - 2000
...themselves for long journeys into far countries, is suddenly found to be richer than all foreign parts. ... I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." Boo\s for General Reading and Discussion: (1) An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser. Liveright. $1.00....
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Vermeer's Wager: Speculations on Art History, Theory, and Art Museums

Ivan Gaskell, Professor of Cultural History and of Museum Studies Ivan Gaskell - 2000 - 270 páginas
...when in 'The American Scholar' (1837) he wrote of the significance of 'the meaning of household life': What would we really know the meaning of? The meal...milk in the pan; the ballad in the street; the news from the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body; show me the ultimate reason...
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Vocations of Political Theory

Jason A. Frank, John Tambornino - 336 páginas
...1 g This presentist sensibility is reinforced by Emerson in "The American Scholar" when he writes, "Give me insight into today and you may have the antique and future worlds." This passage is an indicator of how Emerson addresses the tragedy of a diminished past and an unknown...
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Sportsmen and Gamesmen

John Dizikes - 2002 - 350 páginas
...arise, that must be sung, that will sing themselves. I ask not for the great, the remote, the romantic. I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...today, and you may have the antique and future worlds. Emerson's proclamation rang down through succeeding generations because it touched on ideas deeply...
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Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History

Kymberly N. Pinder - 2002 - 413 páginas
...great, the remote, the romantic; what is doing in Italy or Arabia; what is Greek art, or Provencal minstrelsy; I embrace the common, I explore and sit...feet of the familiar, the low. Give me insight into day and you may have the antique and future worlds. 2 This artistic affirmation of everyday experiences...
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