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New Englander and Yale Review - Page 754
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Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Culture - 1869 - 272 pages
...most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world, and, through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits, which we now follow staunchly but mechanically, vainly imagining that there is a virtue in following...
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Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Culture - 1869 - 272 pages
...most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world, and, through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits, which we how follow staunchly but mechanically, vainly imagining that there is a virtue in following...
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The American Colleges and the American Public

Noah Porter - Education, Higher - 1870 - 285 pages
...we hold that Christianity mediates between Judaism and Hel" lenism, that it is Hebraism Hellenized, and contains in itself the excellences of both directions,...that Christian love which " seeketh not her own." Did we not believe that an earnest and spiritual Christianity is compatible with and favorable to the...
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The New Englander, Volume 29

Social sciences - 1870
...prevail." He evidently believes in " knowing the best which has been thought and said in the world," in " turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits," in " sweetness and light," as well as " fire and strength" in a perfection by which all sides of...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

...most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world, and, through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits which we now follow staunchly but mechanically, vainly imagining that there is a virtue in following...
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The United States as a Nation: Lectures on the Centennial of American ...

Joseph Parrish Thompson - United States - 1877 - 323 pages
...most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world, and, through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits." ' He is a little more precise when he speaks of culture as leading us " to conceive of true human perfection...
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Self-culture & self-reliance, under God the means of self-elevation

William Unsworth - 1879
...most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world, and, through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits, which we now follow stanchly but mechanically, vainly imagining that there is virtue in following them...
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Culture & anarchy: an essay in political and social criticism : and ...

Matthew Arnold - Culture - 1883 - 364 pages
...most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world; and through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits, which we now follow staunchly but mechanically, ^vaialy -imagiaiBg that there is a virtue in following...
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The Melbourne Review

1883
...the higher life of man. which has been thought and said in the world, and, through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits, which we now follow staunchly, but mechanically, vainly imagining that there is a virtue in following...
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Culture & Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism ; and ...

Matthew Arnold - Culture - 1894 - 364 pages
...most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world ; and through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits, which we now follow staunchly but mechanically, vainly imagining that there is a virtue in following...
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