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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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The "Racial" Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future

Sandra Harding - 1993 - 544 páginas
...European styles and theories. We have, Emerson wrote, "listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe." "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds" (in Stanton, 1960, p. 84). In the early to mid-nineteenth century, the budding profession of American...
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Denise Levertov: The Poetry of Engagement

Audrey T. Rodgers - 1993 - 237 páginas
...in one respect, is an account of one poet's attempt to follow Emerson's declaration of independence: "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds."2 History tells us that art need never justify itself. It will endure on its own merits or will...
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The Masterless: Self & Society in Modern America

Wilfred M. McClay - 1994 - 366 páginas
...in the gross, in the hundred, or the thousand, of the party, the section, to which we belong. . . . Not so, brothers and friends — please God, ours...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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Snow on the Cane Fields: Women's Writing and Creole Subjectivity

Judith L. Raiskin - 1996 - 305 páginas
...other lands, draws to a close. . . . We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. . . . We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our minds.29 At the time that Schreiner's essay "South Africa" appeared in the Fortnightly Review, British...
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Nature and Ideology: Natural Garden Design in the Twentieth Century, Volume 18

Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (18th : 1995) - 1997 - 278 páginas
...least prophetic, as American scientists rapidly achieved independence from their European forefathers: "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds."' A similar cultural revolution occurred among painters. By mid-decade, the Hudson This paper is based...
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From Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Anita Haya Patterson - 1997 - 272 páginas
...emblematizes the act of political association as action, as the movement of an entire nation as one body: "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds," he writes. "A nation of men will for the first time exist, because each believes himself inspired by...
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The Remarkable Mrs. Ripley: The Life of Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley

Joan W. Goodwin - 1998 - 399 páginas
...men in libraries when they wrote these books." Coming out of the libraries, Emerson's new scholars "will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands, we will speak our own minds."54 More unwarranted arrogance, Norton and Bowen would say, while "the likeminded," Emerson's...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature

Laurie E. Rozakis - 1999 - 468 páginas
...abilities and to take pride in Americanism: "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe... We will walk on our own feet, we will work with our own hands, we will speak our own minds." The main influences on the scholar's education are nature, books, and action, Emerson declared. Scholars...
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A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Myerson, Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature Joel Myerson - 2000 - 322 páginas
...consciousness wherein "each believes himself inspired by the Divine Soul which inspired all men," wherein "[w]e will walk on our own feet; we will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds" (CW, 1:67-70). Emerson's new American testament was perfectly timed. Indeed, its spirit was in the...
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American Opera

Elise Kuhl Kirk - 2001 - 459 páginas
...individual expressions of American literature. "We will walk on our own feet," asserted Ralph Waldo Emerson. "We will work with our own hands; we will speak our own minds."35 By the start of the Civil War, Henry David Thoreau had completed Walden, Walt Whitman his...
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