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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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The Praise of Folly: And Other Papers

Bliss Perry - 1923 - 230 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...is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame: 105 Public and private avarice make the air we breathe thick and fat. The scholar is decent, indolent,...
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Educational Review, Volume 33

1907
...preoccupied with many things, and compassed about by so great a cloud of witnesses. As Emerson said, in 1837, "the spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame." Yet, even at this, his summons to cultural freedom found no ready response outside New England. Domestic...
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The American in England: Emerson to S. J. Perelman

Alistair Cooke - 1975 - 24 páginas
...street. . .the news of the boat. . .the glance of the eye. . .the shop, the plough and ledger . . . We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...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...
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Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1989 ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies - 1988
...and stands in a "state of virtual hostility" to American society. Emerson lamented in his words that "public and private avarice make the air we breathe thick and fat" so that there was "no work for any but the decorous and the complaisant." I want to conclude by saying...
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The Fourth of July: Political Oratory and Literary Reactions, 1776-1876

Paul Goetsch, Gerd Hurm - 1992 - 307 páginas
...Europe. The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. . . . The mind of this country, taught to aim at low objects, eats upon itself. And he had claimed in no uncertain terms: "Our day of dependence, our long apprenticeship to the learning...
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American Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

Robert F. Sayre - 1994 - 732 páginas
...address at Harvard in 1837, "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe" and lamented that "The spirit of the American freeman is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame," he was only saying what scores of American commencement speakers had said before. The United States...
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Peckinpah: The Western Films : a Reconsideration

Paul Seydor - 1999 - 410 páginas
...Society articulated most of the concerns, sometimes in more or less the same terms, of later artists: "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...breathe thick and fat. The scholar is decent, indolent, complacent." Timid, imitative, tame, decent, indolent, complacent. It takes no great powers of divination...
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Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic

Edward Watts, E. Watts - 1998 - 225 páginas
...but many. Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The American Scholar" ushers in the next stage of decolonization: "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. . . . What is the remedy?" (70-71). Rephrased, once we are no longer colonials, how do we become Americans?...
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Die frühe Postmoderne: Geschichte eines europäisch-amerikanischen ...

Klaus J. Milich - 1998 - 240 páginas
...Lebensordnung zusprach (2). 116 5. »Our Country and Our Culture«: Die Rückbesinnung auf »Amerika< We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame. Ralph Waldo Emerson The American Scholar Immer dann, wenn sich Veränderungen im Kreise der New York...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Cyrus R. K. Patell - 1994 - 562 páginas
...independence." But Emerson's Address also contains this estimate of contemporary American society: "Public and private avarice make the air we breathe...country taught to aim at low objects, eats upon itself." (Contemporary British society was little better, as Americans learned from reading Carlyle.) The young...
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