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" What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?" my friend suggested, — "But these impulses may be from below, not from above." I replied, "They do not seem to me to be such; but if I am the Devil's child. I will live... "
The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register - Pagina 489
1841
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Adventures in Essay Reading: Essays Selected by the Department of Rhetoric ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1924 - 428 pagine
...church. On my saying, What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within? my friend suggested, "But these impulses may be from...Devil." (No law can be sacred to me but that of my naturej Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what...
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Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: The Constitution of Emersonian ...

Stanley Cavell - 1990 - 151 pagine
...direction, hence, in one sense, no path (plottable from outside the journey). (From "Self-Reliance" : "If I am the Devil's child, I will live then from the Devil." The idea is that attempting not to live so would not protect the world from the fact of you, probably...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne: Tradition and Revolution

Charles Swann - 1991 - 284 pagine
...On my saying, "What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?" my friend suggested, - "But these impulses may be...seem to me to be such; but if I am the Devil's child, 1 will live then from the Devil."1 In effect what Septimius is doing as he responds to his adviser,...
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New Essays on Hawthorne's Major Tales

Millicent Bell, Emory Elliott - 1993 - 155 pagine
...being recognized as one of God's adopted - declaring, in the formula Emerson made bold to appropriate, "If I am the Devil's child, I will live then from the Devil"; and most suitably, perhaps, if that tortured "I" could share the misery Dickinson called that "white...
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Knowledge and Belief in America: Enlightenment Traditions and Modern ...

William M. Shea, Peter A. Huff - 2003 - 376 pagine
...the nation's constitution, or as the amending of its constitution. When he says in "Self-Reliance," "No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature," he is saying no more than Kant had said—that, in a phrase from "Fate," "we are law-givers" to the...
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The Translatability of Cultures: Figurations of the Space Between

Sanford Budick - 1996 - 348 pagine
...the nation's constitution; or I have come to say, as amending our constitution. When he says there, "No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature," he is saying no more than Kant had said — that, in a phrase from "Fate," "we are law-givers," namely...
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The Soul of Man, and Prison Writings

Oscar Wilde - 1999 - 224 pagine
...one of my plays: ĦBE: see SL 128-9. 7 1 : scies: boring sayings . 73: own nature: see Emerson SR 30: 'No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.' about me: see SL 177-8 n. sold: the contents of 16 Tite Street, including all Wilde's books and papers,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Porte, Saundra Morris - 1999 - 280 pagine
...not be in town the next week to meet preachers or deacons or faithful parishioners in the streets. "No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature," he could say on the platform, knowing full well that it would have been another thing altogether to...
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Emerson's Ethics

Gustaaf Van Cromphout - 1999 - 182 pagine
...have found Emerson, at one and the same time, too empirical in his derivation of what is morally right ("No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. . . . the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it" — CW 2:30)...
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Solitude and Society in the Works of Herman Melville and Edith Wharton

Linda Costanzo Cahir - 1999 - 155 pagine
...everything were titular and ephemeral but he. (Essays: First Ser. 55) The Emersonian proclamation, "No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature," could have been voiced by Captain Ahab, Melville's paradigmatic "Devil's child," who in a self-description...
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