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" I am not blind to the worth of the wonderful gift of "Leaves of Grass." I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed. "
Studies in Philology - Pagina 77
1926
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 201

1894 - 856 pagina’s
...Leaves of Grass," and John.Addingtou Symonds a Symonds. It explains why Emerson considered the book " the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet [in 1855] produced ; " why Thoreau thought all the sermons ever preached not equal to it for preaching...
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Buchanan's Journal of Man, Volume 5

1855 - 396 pagina’s
...Mass., July 21, 1851. "DEAR SIR: I am not blind to the worth of the wonderful gift of 'Leaves of Grass.' I find it the most extraordinary piece of •wit and...happy in reading it, as great power makes us happy. It makes the demand I am ahvaymaking of what seemed the sterile and stingy nature, as if too much handiwork,...
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Harrington: A Story of True Love

William Douglas O'Connor - 1860 - 562 pagina’s
...handsomely bound in muslin. Price $1.25. WALT WHITMAN'S POEMS, Pronounced by Ralph Waldo Emerson to form " the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." Price $1.25. LEAYES OE GKASS, OOISTTESISTTS. Proto-Leaf. Walt Whitman. CHANTS DEMOCRATIC and Native...
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Poems

Walt Whitman - 1868 - 464 pagina’s
...until a letter from Emerson* appeared, expressing a deep sense of its power and magnitude. He termed it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." The edition of about a thousand copies sold off in less than a year. Towards the end of 1856 a second...
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Americanisms: The English of the New World

Maximilian Schele de Vere - 1872 - 698 pagina’s
...and writing poems." Although R. W. Emerson tells us gravely that the poet's " Leaves of Grass " are " the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed," we believe better things of his nation. The term, common as it is, has, like many other common words,...
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Americanisms: The English of the New World

Maximilian Schele de Vere - 1872 - 708 pagina’s
...and writing poems." Although R. W. Emerson tells us gravely that the poet's " Leaves of Grass" are "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed," we believe better things of his nation. The term, common as it is, haa, like many other common words,...
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Americanisms: The English of the New World

Maximilian Schele de Vere - 1872 - 700 pagina’s
...and writing poems.'' Although E. W. Emerson tells us gravely that the poet's u Leaves of Grass" are "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed," we believe better things of his nation. The term, common as it is, has, like many other common words,...
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Once a Week

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1872
...the Promised Land of a new and distinctive American song. "It is," said Emerson of "Leaves of Grass," "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." An able critic has written forcibly on the genius of this first important work of Whitman. " The plainness...
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Poems

John Macleay Peacock - 1880 - 198 pagina’s
...in the Author's Edition of "complete" works now in circulation. Emerson describes Leaven of Grax* as "the most extraordinary piece of Wit and Wisdom that America has yet contributed. ... I have great joy. in it. I find incomparable things said incomparably well, as they must be." In order...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 95

1880 - 798 pagina’s
...of Carlyle." As for Whitman, it is five-andtwenty years since Emerson termed the Leaves of Grass " the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed ;" and we are beginning to believe that poor Whitman is being forgotten by all but his paralysis. Or,...
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