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" We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. "
Representative Men: Nature, Addresses and Lectures - Página 113
de Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883 - 648 páginas
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: Dionysius to Friction

1896
...independence. The orator did not spare his fellowcountrymen. ' We have listened too much,' lie says, ' to the courtly muses of Europe. The .spirit of the...is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. The scholar is decent, indolent, complacent.' The young men of promise, he says, are discouraged and...
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Poems and Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1897 - 236 páginas
...might of man belongs, by all motives, by all prophecy, by all preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...this country, taught to aim at low objects, eats upon it self. There is no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise,...
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The International Quarterly, Volume 8

Frederick Albert Richardson - 1903
...might of man belongs by all motives, by all prophecy, by all preparation, to the American scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame." But henceforth, " please God, we will walk on our feet ; we will work with our own hands; we will speak...
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The American Scholar: An Address

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1901 - 116 páginas
...might of man belongs, by all motives, by all prophecy, by all preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...objects, eats upon itself. There is no work for any one but the decorous and the complaisant. Young men of the fairest promise, who begin life upon our...
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American Literature

Julian Willis Abernethy - 1902 - 510 páginas
...plunging ; also for an independent, self-respecting culture. "We have listened too long," he says, "to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the...is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame." It was " our intellectual Declaration of Independence," says Holmes. "Young men went out from it as...
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American Literature

Julian Willis Abernethy - 1902 - 510 páginas
...were plunging; also for an independent, self-respecting culture. "We have listened too long," he says, "to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspetted to be timid, imitative, tame." It was " our intellectual Declaration of Independence," says...
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Nature, Addresses and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1903 - 461 páginas
...might of man belongs, by all motives, by all prophecy, by all preparation, to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...Public and private avarice make the air we breathe Suck and firt. The scholar is decent, indolent, complaisant. See already the tragic consequence. The...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Lothrop Motley: Two Memoirs

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1904 - 542 páginas
...contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future. He must be a university of knowledges. . . . We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. . . . The scholar is decent, indolent, complaisant. . . . The mind of this country, taught to aim at...
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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 14

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1905 - 11114 páginas
...might of man belongs, by all motives, by all prophecy, by all preparation, <to the American Scholar. We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe. The spirit of the American freeman ia already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. Public and private avarice make the air we breathe...
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Studies in Poetry and Criticism

John Churton Collins - 1905 - 309 páginas
...constellation Harp, which now flames in our zenith, shall one day be the pole-star for a thousand years? . . . We have listened too long to the courtly Muses of Europe. The spirit of the American is suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. Public and private avarice make the air we breathe thick...
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