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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 Architecture of Address: The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry

Jake Adam York - 2005 - 220 páginas
...challenge, echoes two of Emerson's famous declarations. In "The American Scholar," Emerson complained: "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...freeman is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame."3 In "The Poet," Emerson expanded his complaint: "We do not, with sufficient plainness, or sufficient...
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell MELTZER - 2005 - 192 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 sprit of the American freeman is already suspected to be timid, imitative, and tame. (p. 70) But if...
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A Place Not a Place: Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries

David Carr - 2006 - 151 páginas
...advocates for this heroic work among learners, and strive to practice it ourselves. Emerson said in 1837, "The mind of this country, taught to aim at low objects, eats upon itself."2 In our cultural institutions, we can observe a form of heroism that acknowledges what it...
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Thoreau's Living Ethics: Walden and the Pursuit of Virtue

Philip Cafaro - 2006 - 272 páginas
..."greatness." In both cases, the main cause was an overemphasis on commerce and economic prosperity. "Public and private avarice make the air we breathe thick and fat," Emerson told his young charges. "The mind of this country, taught to aim at low objects, eats upon...
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Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice

Juliana Geran Pilon - 2007 - 285 páginas
...of universal individualism, but also the necessary superiority of American over European education. "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of...already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame."" Heaven keep us from such a charge. We will be bold: "We will walk on our own feet; we will work with...
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The North American Review, Volume 213

1921
...declared by Emerson in his oration The American Scholar in 1837. "We," said the stalwart American, "have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe....is already suspected to be timid, imitative, tame." But in no wise can Emerson be said to be the Jefferson of our intellectual independence. His is but...
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