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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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Alexander's Bridge

Willa Cather - 2007 - 303 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...to-day, and you may have the antique and future worlds" (Writings 61). 216 Henrietta Street: Just west of Covent Garden Market and very near 34 to the Duke...
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Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Randall Fuller - 2007 - 232 páginas
...'slop-pail' level."24 Rescuing Emerson from those who would link the author's aesthetics to his celebration of "[t]he meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street" (EL 69), Holmes asserts that Emerson "was not often betrayed into the mistake of confounding the prosaic...
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Sharing the Journey: Women Reflecting on Life's Passages from the Pages of ...

Katherine Ball Ross - 2007 - 309 páginas
...read by Ralph Waldo Emerson, he had called for a new approach to American literature: "What would we know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin, the milk in the pan!" Only when I found Sarah Orne Jewett did I think I knew what he meant. What her stories suggested to...
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The God of Second Chances

Erik Kolbell
...streets that most stories emanate and receive their wings. As Emerson wrote about his populist muse, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet...today, and you may have the antique and future worlds." Such was the case a number of years ago, in the small Nicaraguan city of Tipitapa, as I sat at the...
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Another Music: Polemics and Pleasures

John McCormick - 2011 - 261 páginas
...near, the low, the common." Emerson, who on the evidence never embraced much of anybody, proclaims, "I embrace the common, I explore and sit at the feet of the familiar, the low." Of course, he is really referring to diction, and if "The American Scholar" has enduring validity,...
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