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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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Democracy in Dark Times

Jeffrey C. Isaac - 1998 - 250 pages
...intellectual confines of reigning paradigms and professional expectations. "Books," Emerson wrote, "are for the scholar's idle times. When he can read...precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings."38 Political theory has professionally arrived. Political theorists have demonstrated their...
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Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself

Jerome Loving - 2000 - 568 pages
...scholars idle times." When the Ametican could read God directly in nature and experience, the hour was "too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings." Another person who showered praise on Whitman was William O'Connor, whose Harrington appeared that...
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The Aesthetics of Enchantment in the Fine Arts, Volume 65

M. Kronegger, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka - 2000 - 324 pages
...experience with others. All art can function like the books Emerson describes in "The American Scholar": "Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can...lamps which were kindled by their ray, to guide our step to the East again, where the dawn is" (28). As Elizabeth Dunn summarizes: "An initial inspiration...
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Origins, Imitation, Conventions: Representation in the Visual Arts

James S. Ackerman, Jill Slosburg-Ackerman - 2002 - 328 pages
...Shakespearized now for two hundred years. . . . Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments . . . when he can read God directly, the hour is too precious...wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings." Fssays and Lectures, 58. But the idea is older than Emerson; a century before, Edward Young had written...
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Understanding Emerson: "The American Scholar" and His Struggle for Self-reliance

Kenneth S. Sacks, Professor Kenneth S Sacks - 2003 - 199 pages
...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...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...
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Arts of Living: Reinventing the Humanities for the Twenty-first Century

Kurt Spellmeyer - 2003 - 312 pages
...contemporaries. As he wrote in "The American Scholar," "Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can...precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings."20 Of course, Emerson's God was not the God of the theologians, but an immanent reality always...
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Emerson As Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson's Essays for Personal ...

...that he read for what he termed "lustres." Moreover, even for the scholar, he thought books were for idle times: "When he can read God directly, the hour...wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings," Emerson writes in "The American Scholar." "But when the intervals of darkness come, as come they must,...
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Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir

Linnie Marsh Wolfe - 2003 - 364 pages
...Perhaps he recalled something Emerson had written : "Man Thinking must not be subdued by his instruments. When he can read God directly, the hour is too precious...wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings." Could this be the same Emerson, old and weary and smothered in cotton-wool by friends, who worshipped...
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Authority and Reform: Religious and Educational Discourses in Nineteenth ...

Mark G. Vásquez - 2003 - 393 pages
...must not be subdued by his instruments. Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can read 163 God directly, the hour is too precious to be wasted in other men's transcripts of their readings" (1:57).46 Emerson here, in an address later titled "The American Scholar," implies a new instructive...
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A Dream Too Wild: Emerson Meditations for Every Day of the Year

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 392 pages
...believers, that religion is innate? Does a thread run through all things, or is all random and chaos? Books are for the scholar's idle times. When he can...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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