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" The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by... "
Littell's Living Age - Page 405
1888
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1839 - 744 pages
...through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy our original relation to the universe ? Why should a man have a poetry and philosophy of insight and not of...religion by revelation to us, and not the history of them ? Yes — even to this demand the perusal of Coleridge and Wordsworth has excited the American...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 24-25

1840 - 544 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we through our eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not...tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not a history of theirs Embosomed for a season in nature, where floods of life stream around and through...
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane]., Volume 24

John George Cochrane - 1840 - 480 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we through our eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should...tradition, and a religion by revelation to us, and not a history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in nature, where floods of life stream around and through...
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The Golden Vase: A Gift for the Young

Hannah Flagg Gould - Children's poetry - 1927 - 328 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 13

American literature - 1848 - 614 pages
...the past." He will not see through the eyes of others, " Why should not we also," he demands, " enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should...by revelation to us,, and not the history of theirs ? The sun shines to- day also? Let us demand our own works, and laws, and worship." In the Essay on...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 384 pages
...generations beheld God and Nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in Nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us,...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 400 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 13

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1848 - 610 pages
...the past." He will not see through the eyes of others, " Why should not we also," he demands, " enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? The sun shines to-day also? Let us demand our own works, and laws, and worship." In the Essay on...
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Nature; Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essays - 1849 - 414 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us...
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Nature

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 100 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why should...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of life stream around and through us, and invite us...
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