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" But when the intervals of darkness come, as come they must, — when the soul seeth not, when the sun is hid, and the stars withdraw their shining, — we repair to the lamps which were kindled by their ray to guide our steps to the East again, where... "
How to Master the Spoken Word: Designed as a Self-instructor for All who ... - Page 15
by Edwin Gordon Lawrence - 1913 - 420 pages
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American Ideals

Norman Foerster, William Whatley Pierson - 1917 - 326 pages
...way of reading, so it be sternly subordinated. Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can...shining, — we repair to the lamps which were kindled by then* ray, to guide our steps to the East again, where the dawn is. We hear, that we may speak. The...
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A Biography of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Set Forth as His Life Essay

Denton Jaques Snider - 1921 - 380 pages
...create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his." Use your own creative moments creatively; when you "can read God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts." A peep we may deem this into Emerson's sanctum where he seizes first his Diary to transcribe God directly....
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Select Essays and Addresses, Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1922 - 275 pages
...way of reading, so it be sternly subordinated. Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can read God directly, the hour is to« precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings. But when the intervals of...
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The Story of Our Literature: An Interpretation of the American Spirit

John Louis Haney - 1923 - 399 pages
...all men obstructed, and as yet unborn. . . . Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he reads God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings. In eloquent words Emerson stressed the dignity of true scholarship, as well as the duties of the far-visioned...
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The Sacred Game: Provincialism and Frontier Consciousness in American ...

Frank Albert Von, Albert J. von Frank, Albert V. Frank - 1985 - 188 pages
...culture Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle limes. When he can read God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men 's transcripts of their readings. But when the intervals of darkness come, as come they must, -...
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R.W. Emersons Naturauffassung und ihre philosophischen Ursprünge: eine ...

Thomas Krusche - 1987 - 380 pages
...Fichtes "Vorlesungen über die Bestimmung des Gelehrten", Werke, vol.ö.pp. 291-346. 3 CW I, p. 57: "Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can...too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts oi their readings." 4 Op. «f., p. 54. 5 CWl,p. 7. 6 Werke, vol. 1, p. 434. 7 Im Essay "Intellect"...
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Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian ...

Stanley Cavell, Walter M Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value Emeritus Honorary Associate of Adams House Stanley Cavell - 1990 - 151 pages
...one whose times are idle, or of leisure; hence the observation is a kind of tautology. He goes on: "When he can read God directly, the hour is too precious...when the intervals of darkness come, as come they must—when the sun is hid and the stars withdraw their shining—we repair to the lamps which were...
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American Lives: An Anthology of Autobiographical Writing

Robert F. Sayre - 1994 - 732 pages
...sternly subordinated. Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholars' idle times. When he can read God directly, the hour...when the intervals of darkness come, as come they must,—when the sun is hid and the stars withdraw their shining,—we repair to the lamps which were...
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Unity, Volume 18

1903
...The one thing of value is the active soul, and man is truly active when he lives with God. " When we can read God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings."3 In the "Over-soul" Emerson has come nearest to 1 Nature. 3 The American Scholar. 2 Divinity...
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The Symbolic Earth: Discourse and Our Creation of the Environment

James Gerard Cantrill
...science to apprehend enlightenment directly: "Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can read God [in nature] directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings"...
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