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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
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Early Essays and Lectures

Patrick Augustine Sheehan - English essays - 1906 - 372 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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Centenary Edition [of the Writings of Theodore Parker], Volume 8

Theodore Parker - 1907 - 578 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...of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by a revelation to us, and not the history of theirs? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of...
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The Works of Theodore Parker: The American scholar

Theodore Parker - 1907 - 552 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...of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by a revelation to us, and not the history of theirs? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of...
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The American Scholar

Theodore Parker - American literature - 1907 - 552 pages
...generations beheld God and nature face to fare•. we through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not...of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by a revelation to us, and not the history of theirs? Embosomed for a season in nature, whose floods of...
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The Teachers of Emerson

John Smith Harrison - 1910 - 348 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...revelation to us, and not the history of theirs?" 1 The mystical 1 Complete Works, L, 3. teaching of Plotinus satisfied these needs, as will appear when...
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A Bookman's Letters

Sir William Robertson Nicoll - Biography & Autobiography - 1913 - 462 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 ? ' This was Emerson's watchword from the beginning to the end. He did not disparage the past. Much...
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Outlines of English and American Literature

William Joseph Long - Literary Criticism - 1917 - 588 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...poetry and philosophy of insight, and not of tradition ? " The last quotation might well be an introduction to Emerson's second work, The American Scholar...
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Morning Knowledge: The Story of the New Inquisition

Alastair Shannon - Life - 1920 - 394 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...revelation to us, and not the history of theirs?" EMERSON (Introduction to Essay on Nature). " Leave, therefore, boldly, though not irreverently, mysticism...
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Mensch en menigte in Amerika: vier essays over moderne beschavingsgeschiedenis

Johan Huizinga - National characteristics, American - 1920 - 280 pages
...„Why should we not also enjoy an original relation to the uni verse ? Why should not wehaveapoetry and philosophy of insight and not of tradition and...by revelation to us, and not the history of theirs ? . . . The sun shines to-day also." Bij Whitman vindt men dat sentiment op bijna iedere bladzijde....
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Essays and Poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1921 - 584 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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