Representative Men: Seven Lectures
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1903 - Počet stran: 378
This book is the fourth volume in the 1903 Riverside Press's Centenary Edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's collected works. This volume contains Emerson's work "Representative Men." The works were compiled and edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson's son, Edward Waldo Emerson.
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Strana 303 - O friend, my bosom said, Through thee alone the sky is arched, Through thee the rose is red, All things through thee take nobler form And look beyond the earth, The mill-round of our fate appears A sun-path in thy worth. Me too thy nobleness has taught To master my despair ; The fountains of my hidden life Are through thy friendship fair.
Strana 4 - He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.
Strana 236 - At Montebello, I ordered Kellermann to attack with eight hundred horse, and with these he separated the six thousand Hungarian grenadiers, before the very eyes of the Austrian cavalry. This cavalry was half a league off and required a quarter of an hour to arrive on the field of action, and I have observed that it is always these quarters of an hour that decide the fate of a battle.
Strana 347 - These temples grew as grows the grass; Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned; And the same power that reared the shrine Bestrode the tribes that knelt within.
Strana 337 - Whereas my birth and spirit rather took The way that takes the town; Thou didst betray me to a ling'ring book, And wrap me in a gown. I was entangled in the world of strife, Before I had the power to change my life.
Strana 293 - No book before or since was ever so much to me as that." In the fourth year after leaving college, when he had left the desk of the schoolmaster for his study at Divinity Hall, Emerson read a little book newly published in Boston, The Growth of the Mind, by Sampson Reed, which first attracted his attention to Swedenborg. Its...
Strana 333 - I dare not say that Goethe ascended to the highest grounds from which genius has spoken. He has not worshipped the highest unity; he is incapable of a self-surrender to the moral sentiment. There are nobler strains in poetry than any he has sounded. There are writers poorer in talent, whose tone is purer, and more touches the heart. Goethe can never be dear to men.
Strana 233 - The grand principle of war, he said, was that an army ought always to be ready, by day and by night and at all hours, to make all the resistance it is capable of making.