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Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine - Page 107
by William James - 1906 - 126 pages
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English and Engineering

Frank Aydelotte - Engineering - 1917 - 390 pages
...inspiration which giveth man wisdom and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault....
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Human immortality, two supposed objections to the doctrine. Repr

William James - 1917
...tendency of thought known as transcendentalism. Emerson, for example, writes : " We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." [Self -Reliance, p. 56.] But it is not necessary to identify the consciousness postulated in the lecture,...
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Essays for College English

James Cloyd Bowman - American essays - 1918 - 474 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes — all metaphysics, all philosophy...
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Essays and poems of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Literary Collections - 1921 - 525 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all metaphysics, all philosophy...
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Types of the Essay

Benjamin Alexander Heydrick - American essays - 1921 - 373 pages
...the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all...
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Select Essays and Addresses, Including The American Scholar

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1922
...which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy Is at fault....
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The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 2

Alfred Riggs Ferguson, Joseph Slater, Jean Ferguson Carr - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 424 pages
...which giveth man wisdom, and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault....
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The Body Impolitic: A Reading of Four Novels by Herman Melville, Volumes 22-23

Richard Manley Blau - 1979 - 214 pages
...assumption that the essence of genius, virtue, and life is Spontaneity or Instinct: "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...truth and organs of its activity. When we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. ...Every man discriminates between...
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The Definition of Moral Virtue

Yves René Marie Simon, Vukan Kuic - Philosophy - 1986 - 137 pages
...inspiration which giveth man wisdom and which cannot be denied without impiety and atheism. We lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which makes us receivers...discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing ourselves, but allow a passage of its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the...
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The Moral Picturesque: Studies in Hawthorne's Fiction

Darrel Abel - Literary Collections - 1988 - 324 pages
...Emerson's injunction "Trust thyself; for he did not believe, as Emerson wrote in "Self-Reliance," that "When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we...nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams." Zenobia speaks for him in her final impassioned accusation of Hollingsworth: "Self, self, self! You...
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