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" That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness and courage, and the endeavor to realize our aspirations. The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conducted will yield the imagination a higher joy... "
Modern Eloquence: Occasional addresses - Page 1079
1900
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Essays: Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1844 - 313 pages
...arise before a man, and lead him by the hand out of all the wards of the prison. That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness...true romance, which, when it is valiantly conducted, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction. All around us, what powers are wrapped up...
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Essays, Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1844 - 313 pages
...arise before a man, and lead him by the hand out of all the wards of the prison. That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness...true romance, which, when it is valiantly conducted, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction. All around us, what powers are wrapped up...
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Christian Examiner, Volume 3; Volume 38

1845
...arise before a man, and lead him by the hand out of all the wards of the prison. That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are. is cheerfulness...true romance, which, when it is valiantly conducted, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction. Shall not the heart that has received so...
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

1845
...arise before a man, and lead him by the hand out of all the wards of the prison. That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness...true romance, which, when it is valiantly conducted, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction. Shall not the heart that has received so...
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Essays: Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1845 - 313 pages
...prison. That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness and^courage, and the endeavor to realize our aspirations. The life...true romance, which, when it is valiantly conducted, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction. All around us, what powers are wrapped up...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 95

1905
...abiding word for us, the word by which being dead he yet speaks to us, is this: 'That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness and courage, and the endeavour to realize our aspirations. Shall not the heart, which has received so much, trust the Power...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1860 - 274 pages
...arise before a man, and lead him by the hand out of all the wards of the prison. That which befits us, embosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness...true romance, which, when it is valiantly conducted, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction. All around us, what powers are wrapped up...
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The Sixth Reader: Consisting of Extracts in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - 1863 - 436 pages
...I intend for thee : Eemember ! " Examples of ' pure qualify.' 1. " That which befits us, imbosomed in beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness and...courage, and the endeavor to realize our aspirations." Example of 'pure tone,' with lively, median ttrett. 2. "It is now sixteen or seventeen years since...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 13

1866
...immense and enthralling, as ever they seemed in the ecstatic days of passion. Truly says Emerson, " The life of man is the true " romance, which, when it is valiantly " conducted, will yield the imagination " a higher joy than any fiction." Let the novelists look up to their great...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 13

1866
...as immense and enthralling, as ever they seemed in the ecstatic days of passion. Truly says Emerson, "The life of man is the true" romance, which, when it is valiantly " conducted, will yield the imagination " a higher joy than any fiction." Let the novelists look up to their great...
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