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" Crossing a bare common in snow puddles at twilight under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear. "
Essays, Lectures and Orations - Seite 194
von Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 Seiten
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American Poetry: Whitman to the Present

Robert Rehder, Patrick Vincent - 2006 - 238 Seiten
...experiences dealing mostly with nature or natural phenomenon. "Crossing a barren common, in snow puddles at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration" (Emerson, Nature 6). Nature is something one may "do," a piece of divinity transferable to the poet,...
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The Protestant Experience in America

Amanda Porterfield - 2006 - 243 Seiten
...described his own experience of rediscovering God in nature. "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune," he wrote, "I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration." Feeling "glad to the brink of fear," and "uplifted...
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Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, Teil 3

Sarah Luria - 2006 - 196 Seiten
...their pens, left their studies, and went out into nature: "Crossing a bare common," Emerson writes, "I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. Almost I fear to think how glad I am.""' Movement comes first here — man's altered state is triggered by his footsteps. On a larger scale,...
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Edinburgh Days: Or, Doing what I Want to Do

Samuel F. Pickering - 2007 - 193 Seiten
...suddenly one hears whistling and realizes life is a gift. "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration," Ralph Waldo Emerson reported in "Nature." I travel widely in books, practically every day roaming the...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Walt Whitman

M. Jimmie Killingsworth - 2007
..."transparent eyeball" passage from Nature. Walking across a bare common, he says, "in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration ... I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; I am part or parcel of God." In the process...
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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason

G. W. Kimura - 2007 - 167 Seiten
...poetical imagery rather than the traditional philosophical idiom: Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, 1 have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. 1 am glad to the brink of fear. ...In the woods, we return to...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Nathaniel Hawthorne

Leland S. Person - 2007
...most famous example occurs in Nature, when Emerson describes a spiritual and imaginative epiphany: In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and what period soever of life, is always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth . . . There I feel that...
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Purifying puritanism - Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature"

Christian Schäfer - 2007 - 40 Seiten
...wrong course by going into the solitude of nature. Especially in the woods, man is able to "[cast] off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever in life, is always a child. In the woods, is perpetual youth. [...] In the woods we return to reason...
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Contemporary Garden Aesthetics, Creations and Interpretations

Stephen Bann, Massimo Venturi Ferriolo, Jacky Bowring, Susan Herrington - 2007 - 265 Seiten
..."Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thought any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear."19 Clearly, Fernando Chacel has similar and equally strong emotional...
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Pragmatism, Education, and Children: International Philosophical Perspectives

Michael Taylor, Helmut Schreier - 2008 - 248 Seiten
..."Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thought any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear."79 If there is some intimation of a Wordsworthian pantheism here, not...
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