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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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Beyond Translation: Essays Toward a Modern Philology

Alton L. Becker - 2000 - 438 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. The first thing to do when studying a sentence like that is to memorize it, just as a pianist studying...
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Concepts and Choices: A Writer's Companion and Personal Advisor

Richard E. Mezo - 2001 - 236 Seiten
...In good health, the air is a cordial of incredible virtue. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear. In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough,...
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William James's "Springs of Delight": The Return to Life

Phil Oliver, Oliver Phil - 2001 - 256 Seiten
...transcendence in this well-known passage from his essay "Nature": "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."15 Citing this and other like episodes, James asks, "in what...
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Talks to Teachers on Psychology and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals

William James - 2001 - 146 Seiten
...life-currents absorbed by what is given. "Crossing a bare common," says Emerson, "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. I am glad to the brink of fear." Life is always worth living,...
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American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism

Dean Grodzins - 2002 - 631 Seiten
...Nature, describes his own religious experience as ecstatic: "Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...exhilaration. Almost I fear to think how glad I am." By contrast, Parker, in the Discourse, describes the "sense of dependence": "A few years ago, and we...
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Nature Writing: The Tradition in English

Robert Finch, John Elder - 2002 - 1152 Seiten
...In good health, the air is a cordial of incredible virtue. Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, lso, when they came down to wash or drink. In a few...alighted on the stone beside me, within reach of I am glad to the brink of fear. In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough,...
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Emerson and Self-reliance

George Kateb - 2002 - 221 Seiten
...authentication. Emerson says in his most famous ecstatic passage: Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear . . . Standing on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air...
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American Foundational Myths

Martin Heusser, Gudrun Grabher - 2002 - 224 Seiten
...the soul. Here is his famous "transparent eyeball" passage: Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate...
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William James in Russian Culture

Joan Delaney Grossman, Ruth Rischin - 2003 - 259 Seiten
...life-currents absorbed by what is given. "Crossing a bare common," says Emerson, "in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear." Life is always worth living [James comments] if one have such responsive...
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Fateful Shapes of Human Freedom: John William Miller and the Crises of Modernity

Vincent Colapietro, Vincent Michael Colapietro - 2003 - 323 Seiten
...that fits equally well a comic or a mourning piece. . . . Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in...good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration. I am glad to the brink of fear" (Emerson 1982, 38). Like Emerson, Miller realizes: "One cannot call...
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