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" OUR age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation... "
Essays, orations and lectures - Page 1
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1839
...work consists of eight short chapters, and an introduction altogether as brief. It begins manfully. Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres...we, 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...
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane].

John George Cochrane - 1840
...himself in the introduction to an exquisite volume entitled " Nature," published in Boston in 1836. " Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It unites biographies, histories and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 24-25

Literary Criticism - 1840
...himself, in the introduction toan exquisite volume, entitled " Nature," published in Boston in 1836. " Our age is retrospective, it builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It unites biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...
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Nature: Addresses, and Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American essays - 1849 - 383 pages
...languages the rose ; And, striving to be man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form. INTRODUCTION. OUR age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres...biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generation^ beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy...
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Merrimack: Or, Life at the Loom; a Tale

Day Kellogg Lee - Textile workers - 1854 - 353 pages
...fine. Julia was so pleased, she took the volume and repeated this sentence as true and beautiful: " The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ?" Then Julia read the first chapter, on " Nature." Several criticisms were offered. Miss Mumby liked...
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The Collected Works of ... P. ...

Theodore Parker - American literature - 1864
...fit man they are accepted, if not, thrown aside. This appears in his first book and in his last : " The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face...relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry ami philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by a revelation to us, and not the history...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 83

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1864
...emphasis that deprived, them of sleep. He brought the age to the bar of judgment. " Our age," he cried, "is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the...beheld God and nature face to face ; we through their eyee. Why should not we, also, enjoy our original relation to the universe ? Why should not we have...
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The Christian world magazine (and family visitor).

1882
...hundred pages, in which he develops much of his ideal philosophy. In its opening words he said : " Our age is retrospective ; it builds the sepulchres...the fathers ; it writes biographies, histories, and criticisms. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face ; we through their eyes. Why...
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Catholic World, Volume 11

Religion - 1870
...essay, entitled Nature, first published in 1836. We quote a few paragraphs from the introduction : " Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres...original relation to the universe ? Why should not \ve have a poetry and a philosophy of insight and not of tradition, and a religion by revelation to...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...languages the rose; And, striving to be man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form. INTRODUCTION. OUR age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres...foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face ; I we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe ? Why...
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