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" Is it not the chief disgrace in the world not to be an unit; — not to be reckoned one character; — not to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear, but to be reckoned in the gross, in the hundred, or... "
Miscellanies: Embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures - Página 110
de Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1856 - 383 páginas
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Variations

James Huneker - 1921 - 279 páginas
...to be reckoned in the gross, in the hundreds of thousands, of the party, of the section to which we belong, and our opinion predicted geographically as the North or the South?" These words were not uttered by a Socialist; they emanated from the crystal-clear intellect of our...
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Young People's Story of American Literature

Ida Prentice Whitcomb - 1922 - 402 páginas
...England to individualism, self-reliance, sincerity, and courage, and above all to cultivate soul freedom: "We will walk on our own feet ; we will work with our own hands ; we will speak our own minds." Daring words these I and an eager crowd listened breathlessly to this new voice. Holmes styled the...
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American Literature: A Study of the Men and the Books that in the Earlier ...

William Joseph Long - 1923 - 481 páginas
...Scholar, a college address, in which he announced the intellectual independence of his country : " We will walk on our own feet ; we will work with our own hands ; we will speak our own minds. ... A nation of men will for the first time exist, because each believes himself inspired by the Divine...
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The Literary Essay in English

Eleanore (Sister Mary) - 1923 - 260 páginas
...word that was not entirely his own. This resolution of the writer was also the resolution of the man. "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands ; we will speak our own minds. ... A nation of men will for the first time exist, because each believes himself inspired by the Divine...
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American Poetry

Alban Bertram De Mille - 1923 - 350 páginas
...culture. "We have listened too Henry long/' he said, "to the courtly muse of Wadsworth Europe .... we will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak out our own minds." But another poet saw the changeless beauty inherent, for the minds that could receive...
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The American in England: Emerson to S. J. Perelman

Alistair Cooke - 1975 - 24 páginas
...of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. . .we will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds.' Telescoped this way, I must say it sounds a little too quixotic and hairy-chested, a little too like...
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American Philosophy and the Romantic Tradition

Russell B. Goodman, Professor of Philosophy Russell B Goodman - 1990 - 162 páginas
...apprenticeship to the learning of other lands, draws to a close," and in the last paragraph he predicts that "we will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds."21 If "The American Scholar" urges the abandonment of slavish scholarship for the self-reliant...
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The Works of Katherine Davis Chapman Tillman

Katherine Davis Chapman Tillman - 1991 - 437 páginas
...stand on its feet, when, in his essay on the American scholar, delivered at Harvard, 1837, he said, "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds. A nation of men can exist only when each man believes himself inspired by the divine soul which also...
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Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity

Liah Greenfeld - 1992 - 581 páginas
...to be reckoned in the gross, in the hundred, or the thousand, of the party, the section, to which we belong; and our opinion predicted geographically,...with our own hands; we will speak our own minds." The American nation was not a nation of Americans. "A nation of men," predicted Emerson, "will for the...
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Making America: The Society & Culture of the United States

Luther S. Luedtke - 1992 - 554 páginas
...of intervening authority. Williams simply echoed the credo of an earlier poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson. "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds." Emerson's declaration of cultural independence would work not by fiat but through the conviction of...
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