Find to Finders
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
find, v. (723)
Nat 1.4 10 All science has one aim, namely, to find a
theory of nature.
Nat 1.10 16 In the wilderness, I find something more
dear and connate than
in streets or villages.
Nat 1.19 19 The beauty that shimmers in the yellow
afternoons of October, who ever could clutch it? Go forth to find it,
and it is gone;...
Nat 1.31 3 A man conversing in earnest...will find that
a material image... arises in his mind...
Nat 1.55 9 The problem of philosophy...is, for all that
exists conditionally, to find a ground unconditioned and absolute.
Nat 1.61 7 ...facts that end in the statement, cannot
be all that is true of this
brave lodging...wherein all [man's] faculties find appropriate and
Nat 1.69 3 Herbs gladly cure our flesh, because that
they/ Find their
AmS 1.82 27 ...you must take the whole society to find
the whole man.
AmS 1.85 10 Therein [nature] resembles [the scholar's]
own spirit, whose
beginning, whose ending, he never can find...
AmS 1.97 20 ...those Savoyards...getting their
livelihood by carving...went
out one day to the mountain to find stock, and discovered that they had
whittled up the last of their pine trees.
AmS 1.101 22 [The scholar] is to find consolation in
exercising the highest
functions of human nature.
AmS 1.103 16 The poet...is found to have recorded that
true for them also.
AmS 1.104 21 ...[the scholar] will then find in himself
comprehension of [fear's] nature and extent;...
AmS 1.106 25 The poor and the low find some amends to
AmS 1.110 1 I look upon the discontent of the literary
class as a mere
announcement of the fact that they find themselves not in the state of
of their fathers...
AmS 1.112 11 Man is surprised to find that things near
are not less
beautiful and wondrous than things remote.
AmS 1.114 21 Young men...inflated by the mountain
winds, shined upon
by all the stars of God, find the earth below not in unison with
DSA 1.125 6 Thought may work cold and intransitive in
things, and find no
end or unity;...
DSA 1.127 4 What [another soul] announces, I must find
true in me, or
DSA 1.128 5 These general views...find abundant
illustration in the history
DSA 1.137 4 The test of the true faith...should be its
power to charm...the
soul...so commanding that we find pleasure and honor in obeying.
DSA 1.143 16 ...in these two errors...I find the causes
of a decaying
DSA 1.145 22 Friends enough you shall find who will
hold up to your
emulation Wesleys and Oberlins...
DSA 1.146 17 ...when you meet one of these men or
women...let their timid
aspirations find in you a friend;...
DSA 1.150 10 ...if once you are alive, you shall find
[the old forms] shall
become plastic and new.
LE 1.161 3 ...do not teach me out of Leibnitz or
Schelling, and I shall find
it all out myself.
LE 1.168 2 But go into the forest, you shall find all
new and undescribed.
LE 1.183 10 They [whom the student's thoughts have
inflamed] find that he is a poor, ignorant man...like themselves...
LE 1.184 10 If, with a high trust, [the scholar] can
thus submit himself, he
will find that ample returns are poured into his bosom...
LE 1.186 14 ...let us seek the shade, and find wisdom
MN 1.195 17 We demand of men a richness and
universality we do not find.
MN 1.196 11 ...if you come month after month to see
what progress our
reformer has made...you still find him with new words in the old
MN 1.199 10 We can...never find the end of a thread;...
MR 1.228 10 ...I will not dissemble my hope that each
person whom I
address has felt his own call...to be in his place...a brave and
upright man, who must find or cut a straight road to everything
excellent in the earth...
MR 1.231 5 Has [the young man] genius and virtue? the
less does he find [the employments of commerce] fit for him to grow
MR 1.233 15 ...all such ingenuous souls...who by the
law of their nature
must act simply, find these ways of trade unfit for them...
MR 1.242 19 ...if a man find in himself any strong bias
man...ought to ransom himself from the duties of economy by a certain
rigor and privation in his habits.
MR 1.244 16 ...we are first thoughtless, and then find
that we are
MR 1.254 8 I am to see to it that the world is the
better for me, and to find
my reward in the act.
LT 1.264 2 ...I find the Age walking about in happy and
LT 1.268 23 ...we shall find that the movement party
divides itself into two
LT 1.270 18 ...it is well if government and our social
order can extricate
themselves from these alembics and find themselves still government and
LT 1.271 18 ...we find ourselves apologizing for our
LT 1.272 8 Out of this fair Idea in the mind springs
the effort at the
Perfect. ... If we would make more strict inquiry concerning its
find ourselves rapidly approaching the inner boundaries of thought...
LT 1.273 15 What does [the wealthy man]...but
resolve...to find himself out
some factor, to whose care and credit he may commit the whole managing
of his religious affairs;...
LT 1.279 4 I cannot find language of sufficient energy
to convey my sense
of the sacredness of private integrity.
LT 1.282 14 We do not find the same trait [of
perplexity] in the Arabian, in
LT 1.282 20 We find it the worst thing about time that
we know not what
to do with it.
LT 1.285 14 ...truly we shall find much to console us,
when we consider
the cause of [the speculators'] uneasiness.
LT 1.289 15 ...the granite comes to the surface and
towers into the highest
mountains, and, if we dig down, we find it below the superficial
Con 1.306 27 Touch any wood, or field, or house-lot, on
your peril, cry all
the gentlemen of this world;... And what is that peril? Knives and
muskets, if we meet you in the act; imprisonment, if we find you
Con 1.308 16 I find this vast network, which you call
over the whole planet.
Con 1.322 23 On which part will each of us find himself
in the hour of
health and of aspiration?
Tran 1.331 19 ...how easy it is to show [the
materialist]...that he need only
ask a question or two beyond his daily questions to find his solid
growing dim and impalpable before his sense.
Tran 1.332 15 One thing at least, [the materialist]
says, is certain...if I put a
gold eagle in my safe, I find it again to-morrow;...
Tran 1.338 18 Only in the instinct of the lower animals
we find the
suggestion of the methods of [the purely spiritual life]...
Tran 1.342 15 ...[Transcendentalists] incline...to find
their tasks and
amusements in solitude.
Tran 1.342 24 ...if any one will take pains to talk
with [these separators], he will find that this part is chosen both
from temperament and from
Tran 1.347 12 ...it is really...the wish to find
society for their hope and
religion,-which prompts [Transcendentalists] to shun what is called
Tran 1.355 22 [Transcendentalists]...find an indemnity
in the inviolable
order of the world for the violated order and grace of man.
YA 1.368 5 A little grove, which any farmer can find or
cause to grow near
his house, will in a few years make cataracts...quite unnecessary to
YA 1.373 18 It is because Nature thus saves and uses,
laboring for the
general, that we poor particulars...find it so hard to live.
YA 1.378 12 ...[Trade] converts Government into an
Intelligence-Office, where every man may find what he wishes to buy,
and expose what he has
YA 1.382 6 Here are Etzlers...who...undoubtingly affirm
that the smallest
union would make every man rich;-and, on the other side, a multitude of
poor men and women seeking work, and who cannot find enough to pay
YA 1.388 7 I find no expression in our state papers or
a high national feeling...
Hist 2.9 22 I can find Greece, Asia, Italy, Spain and
the Islands...in my own
Hist 2.10 11 What the former age has epitomized into a
formula or rule for
manipular convenience, [the mind] will lose all the good of verifying
itself, by means of the wall of that rule. Somewhere, sometime, it will
demand and find compensation for that loss, by doing the work itself.
Hist 2.11 25 A Gothic cathedral affirms that it was
done by us and not done
by us. Surely it was by man, but we find it not in our man.
Hist 2.28 6 How easily these old worships of Moses...of
Socrates, domesticate themselves in the mind. I cannot find any
antiquity in them.
Hist 2.35 8 ...all the postulates of elfin annals...I
find true in Concord...
Hist 2.36 19 Put Napoleon in an island prison, let his
faculties find no men
to act on...and he would beat the air, and appear stupid.
Hist 2.39 3 I shall find in [a man] the Foreworld;...
SR 2.53 25 ...you will always find those who think they
know what is your
duty better than you know it.
SR 2.64 10 In that deep force...all things find their
SR 2.80 2 It will happen for a time that the pupil will
find his intellectual
power has grown by the study of his master's mind.
SR 2.83 3 ...if the American artist will study...the
precise thing to be done
by him...he will create a house in which all these [beauty,
convenience, grandeur of thought] will find themselves fitted...
Comp 2.95 18 I find a similar base tone in the popular
religious works of
Comp 2.101 20 The microscope cannot find the animalcule
which is less
perfect for being little.
Comp 2.101 24 Eyes, ears, taste, smell, motion,
resistance, appetite, and
organs of reproduction that take hold on eternity,--all find room to
in the small creature.
Comp 2.108 14 That is the best part of each writer
which has nothing
private in it;...that which in the study of a single artist you might
Comp 2.118 7 It is more [a wise man's] interest than it
is [his assailants'] to find his weak point.
Comp 2.123 3 I no longer wish to meet a good I do not
earn, for example to
find a pot of buried gold...
Comp 2.125 27 We linger in the ruins of the old
tent...nor believe that the
spirit can feed, cover, and nerve us again. We cannot again find aught
dear, so sweet, so graceful.
SL 2.142 3 Somewhere, not only every orator but every
or make a frank and hearty expression of what force and meaning is in
SL 2.142 11 Until he can manage to communicate himself
to others in his
full stature and proportion, [a man] does not yet find his vocation.
SL 2.142 12 [A man] must find in [his vocation] an
outlet for his character...
SL 2.146 2 ...a man may come to find that the strongest
of defences and of
ties,--that he has been understood;...
SL 2.146 5 ...a man may come to find that the strongest
of defences and of
ties,--that he has been understood; and he who has received an opinion
come to find it the most inconvenient of bonds.
SL 2.146 12 If you pour water into a vessel twisted
into coils and angles...it
will find its level in all.
SL 2.146 16 Show us an arc of the curve, and a good
find out the whole figure.
SL 2.146 22 A man cannot bury his meanings so deep in
his book but time
and like-minded men will find them.
SL 2.149 8 Take the book into your two hands and read
your eyes out, you
will never find what I find.
SL 2.149 9 Take the book into your two hands and read
your eyes out, you
will never find what I find.
SL 2.158 9 A stranger comes from a distant
school...with airs and
pretensions; an older boy says to himself, It's of no use; we shall
SL 2.164 20 I can think of nothing to fill my time
with, and I find the Life
SL 2.165 1 ...let me do my work so well that other
idlers if they choose
may compare my texture with the texture of [Brant, Schuyler,
Washington] and find it identical with the best.
Lov1 2.173 23 By and by that boy wants a wife, and very
truly and heartily
will he know where to find a sincere and sweet mate...
Lov1 2.174 25 In looking backward [many men] may find
things which were not the charm have more reality to this groping
than the charm itself which embalmed them.
Lov1 2.178 25 [The lover's] friends find in [his
mistress] a likeness to her
mother, or her sisters, or to persons not of her blood.
Lov1 2.179 7 Who can analyze the nameless charm which
one and another face and form? We are touched with emotions of
tenderness and complacency, but we cannot find whereat this dainty
emotion, this wandering gleam, points.
Lov1 2.179 24 What else did Jean Paul Richter signify,
when he said to
music, Away! away! thou speakest to me of things which in all my
life I have not found and shall not find.
Fdsp 2.194 19 ...by the divine affinity of virtue with
itself, I find [my
Fdsp 2.200 3 It makes no difference how many friends I
have, and what
content I can find in conversing with each, if there be one to whom I
Fdsp 2.200 6 If I have shrunk unequal from one contest,
the joy I find in all
the rest becomes mean and cowardly.
Fdsp 2.204 23 I find very little written directly to
the heart of this matter [of friendship] in books.
Fdsp 2.205 12 ...we cannot find the god under this
disguise of a sutler...
Fdsp 2.206 26 ...I find this law of one to one
peremptory for conversation...
Fdsp 2.208 22 I hate, where I looked for...at least a
manly resistance, to
find a mush of concession.
Fdsp 2.214 25 I would have [my friends and my books]
where I can find
them, but I seldom use them.
Prd1 2.221 19 ...where a man is not vain and egotistic
you shall find what
he has not by his praise.
Prd1 2.227 24 One might find argument for optimism in
the abundant flow
of this saccharine element of pleasure in every suburb and extremity of
Prd1 2.230 9 Let us know where to find [the figures in
this picture of life].
Prd1 2.231 25 ...[the finer souls] find beauty in rites
and bounds that resist [appetite].
Hsm1 2.255 10 It is told of Brutus, that when he fell
on his sword after the
battle of Philippi, he quoted a line of Euripides,--O Virtue! I have
thee through life, and I find thee at last but a shade.
Hsm1 2.257 9 If we dilate in beholding...the Roman
pride, it is that we are
already domesticating the same sentiment. Let us find room for this
guest in our small houses.
Hsm1 2.260 16 If you would serve your brother, because
it is fit for you to
serve him, do not take back your words when you find that prudent
do not commend you.
Hsm1 2.261 2 There is no weakness or exposure for which
we cannot find
consolation in the thought--this is a part of my constitution...
Hsm1 2.262 11 ...whoso is heroic will always find
crises to try his edge.
OS 2.267 13 We grant that human life is mean, but how
did we find out that
it was mean?
OS 2.272 26 Some thoughts always find us young, and
keep us so.
OS 2.280 6 To the bad thought which I find in [the book
I read], the same
soul becomes a discerning, separating sword, and lops it away.
OS 2.283 3 In past oracles of the soul the
understanding seeks to find
answers to sensual questions...
OS 2.293 17 If you do not find [your friend], will you
not acquiesce that it
is best you should not find him?...
OS 2.293 18 If you do not find [your friend], will you
not acquiesce that it
is best you should not find him?...
Cir 2.308 1 How often must we learn this lesson? Men
cease to interest us
when we find their limitations.
Cir 2.310 19 To-morrow you shall find [the parties in
conversation] stooping under the old pack-saddles.
Cir 2.312 15 The astronomer must have his diameter of
the earth's orbit as
a base to find the parallax of any star.
Cir 2.316 18 ...you shall find that, though slower, the
progress of my
character will liquidate all these debts without injustice to higher
Int 2.331 24 We say I will walk abroad, and the truth
will take form and
clearness to me. We go forth, but cannot find it.
Int 2.333 24 ...notwithstanding our utter incapacity to
like Hamlet and Othello, see the perfect reception this wit and immense
knowledge of life and liquid eloquence find in us all.
Int 2.342 15 The circle of the green earth he [in whom
the love of truth
predominates] must measure with his shoes to find the man who can yield
Int 2.345 11 ...you will find [your consciousness] is
no recondite, but a
simple, natural, common state which the writer restores to you.
Art1 2.358 21 Though we travel the world over to find
the beautiful, we
must carry it with us, or we find it not.
Art1 2.358 22 Though we travel the world over to find
the beautiful, we
must carry it with us, or we find it not.
Art1 2.360 5 In proportion to his force, the artist
will find in his work an
outlet for his proper character.
Art1 2.361 18 [At Naples] I...said to myself--Thou
foolish child, hast thou
come out hither...to find that which was perfect to thee there at home?
Art1 2.363 21 A man should find in [art] an outlet for
his whole energy.
Art1 2.364 19 Nature transcends all our moods of
thought, and its secret we
do not yet find.
Art1 2.368 11 ...it is [genius's] instinct to find
beauty and holiness in new
and necessary facts...
Pt1 3.2 3 Olympian bards who sung/ Divine ideas below,/
find us young,/ And always keep us so./
Pt1 3.14 10 Here we find ourselves suddenly not in a
but in a holy place...
Pt1 3.15 14 I find that the fascination resides in the
Pt1 3.27 13 ...the traveller who has lost his way
throws his reins on his
horse's neck and trusts to the instinct of the animal to find his
Pt1 3.29 26 If thou...wilt stimulate thy jaded senses
with wine and French
coffee, thou shalt find no radiance of wisdom in the lonely waste of
Pt1 3.42 25 ...though thou [O poet] shouldst walk the
world over, thou shalt
not be able to find a condition inopportune or ignoble.
Exp 3.45 1 Where do we find ourselves?
Exp 3.45 4 We wake and find ourselves on a stair;...
Exp 3.47 9 Every roof is agreeable to the eye until it
is lifted; then we find
tragedy and moaning women and hard-eyed husbands...
Exp 3.47 23 ...in this great society wide lying around
us, a critical analysis
would find very few spontaneous actions.
Exp 3.48 11 There are moods in which we court
suffering, in the hope that
here at least we shall find reality...
Exp 3.51 2 Of what use is genius, if the organ...cannot
find a focal distance
within the actual horizon of human life?
Exp 3.56 23 That immobility and absence of elasticity
which we find in the
arts, we find with more pain in the artist.
Exp 3.59 19 [Life's] chief good is for well-mixed
people who can enjoy
what they find, without question.
Exp 3.60 5 ...to find the journey's end in every step
of the road...is wisdom.
Exp 3.62 6 I find my account in sots and bores also.
Exp 3.62 10 In the morning I awake and find the old
world...not far off.
Exp 3.62 13 If we will take the good we find...we shall
Exp 3.66 8 You who see the artist, the orator, the
poet, too near, and find
their life no more excellent than that of mechanics or
very reasonably that these arts are not for man, but are disease.
Exp 3.80 21 How long before our masquerade will end its
tambourines, laughter and shouting, and we shall find it was a solitary
Exp 3.81 1 ...all the muses and love and
religion...will find a way to punish
the chemist who publishes in the parlor the secrets of the laboratory.
Exp 3.83 3 Illusion, Temperament, Succession, Surface,
Surprise, Reality, Subjectiveness...these are the lords of life. I dare
not assume to give their
order, but I name them as I find them in my way.
Exp 3.83 14 Let who will ask, Where is the fruit? I
find a private fruit
Chr1 3.89 12 We cannot find the smallest part of the
personal weight of
Washington in the narrative of his exploits.
Chr1 3.98 17 Our proper vice takes form in one or
another shape, according to the sex, age, or temperament of the person,
and, if we are
capable of fear, will readily find terrors.
Chr1 3.101 24 I knew an amiable and accomplished person
a practical reform, yet I was never able to find in him the enterprise
he took in hand.
Chr1 3.105 3 How death-cold is literary genius before
this fire of life [character]! These are the touches that...give [my
soul] eyes to pierce the
dark of nature. I find, where I thought myself poor, there was I most
Chr1 3.110 3 I find it more credible, since it is
anterior information, that
one man should know heaven, as the Chinese say, than that so many men
should know the world.
Mrs1 3.120 6 ...the salt, the dates, the ivory, and the
gold, for which these
horrible regions are visited, find their way into countries where the
purchaser and consumer can hardly be ranked in one race with these
cannibals and man-stealers;...
Mrs1 3.127 23 The strong men usually give some
allowance even to the
petulances of fashion, for that affinity they find in it.
Mrs1 3.131 21 A sainted soul is always elegant, and, if
it will, passes
unchallenged into the most guarded ring. But so will Jock the teamster
pass...and find favor, as long as his head is not giddy with the new
Mrs1 3.134 16 I may go into a cottage, and find a
farmer who feels that he
is the man I have come to see...
Mrs1 3.138 12 The flower of courtesy does not very well
bide handling, but if we dare to open another leaf and explore what
parts go to its
conformation, we shall find also an intellectual quality.
Mrs1 3.141 9 A man who is not happy in the company
cannot find any
word in his memory that will fit the occasion.
Mrs1 3.147 28 If the individuals who compose the purest
aristocracy in Europe...should pass in review...we might find no
and no lady;...
Gts 3.165 9 I find that I am not much to you;...
Nat2 3.170 2 Here [in the forest] we find Nature to be
which dwarfs every other circumstance...
Nat2 3.176 3 We can find these enchantments [of the
visiting the Como Lake, or the Madeira Islands.
Nat2 3.178 13 It is when...the house is filled with
grooms and gazers, that
we turn from the people to find relief in the majestic men that are
by the pictures and the architecture.
Nat2 3.181 9 [Nature] arms and equips an animal to find
its place and
living in the earth...
Nat2 3.183 1 If we consider how much we are nature's,
we need not be
superstitious about towns, as if that terrific or benefic force did not
Nat2 3.194 19 ...if, instead of identifying ourselves
with the work, we feel
that the soul of the Workman streams through us, we shall find the
the morning dwelling first in our hearts...
Nat2 3.195 24 In these checks and impossibilities...we
find our advantage, not less than in the impulses.
Pol1 3.197 17 When the Muses nine/ With the Virtues
meet,/ Find to their
design/ An Atlantic seat,/ By green orchard boughs/ Fended from the
heat,/ Where the statesman ploughs/ Furrow for the wheat;/ .../ Then
State is come,/ The republican at home./
Pol1 3.208 21 We might as wisely reprove the east wind
or the frost, as a
political party, whose members, for the most part...stand for the
those interests in which they find themselves.
Pol1 3.213 1 Every man finds a sanction for his
simplest claims and deeds, in decisions of his own mind, which he calls
Truth and Holiness. In these
decisions all the citizens find a perfect agreement...
Pol1 3.213 14 The wise man [the community] cannot find
Pol1 3.214 6 ...whenever I find my dominion over myself
not sufficient for
me, and undertake the direction of [my neighbor] also, I overstep the
Pol1 3.217 18 I find the like unwilling homage [to
character] in all quarters.
NR 3.225 6 Each [man] is a hint of the truth, but far
enough from being that
truth which yet he quite newly and inevitably suggests to us. If I seek
him, I shall not find it.
NR 3.225 8 Could any man conduct into me the pure
stream of that which
he pretends to be! Long afterwards I find that quality elsewhere which
NR 3.225 23 ...on seeing the smallest arc we complete
the curve, and when
the curtain is lifted from the diagram which it seemed to veil, we are
to find that no more was drawn than just that fragment of an arc which
NR 3.226 16 Great men or men of great gifts you shall
NR 3.230 3 England, strong, punctual, practical,
well-spoken England I
should not find if I should go to the island to seek it.
NR 3.233 8 I find the most pleasure in reading a book
in a manner least
flattering to the author.
NR 3.241 2 I think I have done well if I have acquired
a new word from a
good author; and my business with him is to find my own...
NER 3.255 19 ...the motto of the Globe newspaper is so
attractive to me
that I can seldom find much appetite to read what is below it in its
NER 3.256 27 I find nothing healthful or exalting in
conventions of society;...
NER 3.265 15 Many of us have differed in opinion, and
we could find no
man who could make the truth plain, but possibly a college, or an
ecclesiastical council, might.
UGM 4.3 22 We travel into foreign parts to find [the
great man's] works...
UGM 4.4 5 ...I do not travel to find comfortable, rich
UGM 4.4 27 The student of history is like a man going
into a warehouse to
buy cloths or carpets. He fancies he has a new article. If he go to the
factory, he shall find that his new stuff still repeats the scrolls and
which are found on the interior walls of the pyramids of Thebes.
UGM 4.10 15 The eye repeats every day the first eulogy
saw that they were good. We know where to find them;...
UGM 4.13 21 Men are helpful through the intellect and
the affections. Other help I find a false appearance.
UGM 4.18 11 Especially when a mind of powerful method
men, we find the examples of oppression.
UGM 4.23 12 ...I find [a master] greater when he can
abolish himself and
PPh 4.41 11 ...wherever we find a man higher by a whole
head than any of
his contemporaries, it is sure to come into doubt what are his real
PPh 4.57 8 Where there is great compass of wit, we
excellencies that combine easily in the living man...
PPh 4.77 10 [Plato's Platonism] shall be the world
passed through the mind
of Plato,--nothing less. Every atom shall have the Platonic tinge;
atom, every relation or quality you knew before, you shall know again
find here, but now ordered;...
SwM 4.96 17 ...the soul having heretofore known all,
nothing hinders but
that any man who has recalled to mind...one thing only, should of
recover all his ancient knowledge, and find out again all the rest...
SwM 4.99 9 Such a boy [as Swedenborg]...goes...prying
into...physiology, mathematics and astronomy, to find images fit for
the measure of his
versatile and capacious brain.
SwM 4.107 26 A poetic anatomist, in our own day,
teaches that a snake, being a horizontal line, and man, being an erect
line, constitute a right
angle; and between the lines of this mystical quadrant all animated
find their place...
SwM 4.109 15 Gravitation, as explained by Newton, is
good, but grander
when we find chemistry only an extension of the law of masses into
SwM 4.121 24 ...the dictionary of symbols is yet to be
written. But the
interpreter whom mankind must still expect, will find no predecessor
has approached so near to the true problem [as Swedenborg].
SwM 4.122 9 To the withered traditional
church...[Swedenborg] let in
nature again, and the worshipper...is surprised to find himself a party
whole of his religion.
SwM 4.129 9 ...it is only when you leave and lose me by
on a sentiment which is higher than both of us, that I draw near and
myself at your side;...
SwM 4.130 9 [Swedenborg] was painfully alive to the
knowing and doing, and this sensibility is incessantly expressed. ...
topic suggests a sad afterthought, that here we find the seat of his
SwM 4.140 2 Socrates's Genius did not advise him to act
or to find...
MoS 4.149 4 The game of thought is, on the appearance
of one of these two
sides [sensation and morals], to find the other...
MoS 4.149 5 The game of thought is, on the appearance
of one of these two
sides [sensation and morals], to find the other: given the upper, to
MoS 4.165 21 ...[says Montaigne,] I find that the best
virtue I have has in it
some tincture of vice;...
MoS 4.172 12 The superior mind will find itself equally
at odds with the
evils of society and with the projects that are offered to relieve
MoS 4.173 22 I shall take the worst [doubts and
negations] I can find, whether I can dispose of them or they of me.
MoS 4.178 5 The mathematics, 't is complained, leave
the mind where they
MoS 4.178 7 I find a man who has passed through all the
churl he was;...
MoS 4.180 11 Can you not believe that a man of earnest
and burly habit
may find small good in tea...
ShP 4.190 4 A great man does not wake up on some fine
morning and say, I am full of life, I will go to sea and find an
ShP 4.190 6 A great man does not wake up on some fine
morning and say, I am full of life...I will ransack botany and find a
new food for man...
ShP 4.203 9 ...I find, among [Wotton's] correspondents
and acquaintances, the following persons: Theodore Beza, Isaac
ShP 4.203 25 Since the constellation of great men who
appeared in Greece
in the time of Pericles, there was never any such society [as that in
Elizabethan England];--yet their genius failed them to find out the
in the universe.
ShP 4.204 13 It was not until the nineteenth
century...that the tragedy of
Hamlet could find such wondering readers.
NMW 4.253 13 ...that is the fatal quality which we
discover in our pursuit
of wealth, that it...is bought by the breaking or weakening of the
sentiments; and it is inevitable that we should find the same fact in
history of this champion [Napoleon]...
GoW 4.261 1 I find a provision in the constitution of
the world for the
writer, or secretary, who is to report the doings of the miraculous
life that everywhere throbs and works.
GoW 4.278 12 ...those who look in [Goethe's Wilhelm
Meister] for the
entertainment they find in a romance, are disappointed.
GoW 4.282 1 What signifies...that [the writer's] method
or his tropes are
inadequate? That message will find method and imagery, articulation and
GoW 4.288 2 When [Goethe] sits down to write a drama or
a tale, he
collects and sorts his observations from a hundred sides, and combines
them into the body as fitly as he can. A great deal refuses to
incorporate: this he adds loosely as letters of the parties, leaves
from their journals, and
the like. A great deal still is left that will not find any place.
ET1 5.5 9 On looking over the diary of my journey in
1833, I find nothing
to publish in my memoranda of visits to places.
ET1 5.14 13 ...I...find it impossible to recall the
largest part of [Coleridge'
ET1 5.17 9 ...it was now ten years since [Carlyle] had
learned German, by
the advice of a man who told him he would find in that language what he
ET1 5.24 25 It is not very rare to find persons loving
sympathy and ease, who expatiate their departure from the common in one
direction, by their
conformity in every other.
ET2 5.28 26 I find the sea-life an acquired taste...
ET2 5.29 22 ...the registered observations of a few
hundred years find [the
land] in a perpetual tilt...
ET4 5.46 25 ...we look to find in the son every mental
and moral property
that existed in the ancestor.
ET4 5.56 17 The men who have built a ship and invented
the rig, cordage, sail, compass and pump;...have acquired much more
than a ship. Now arm
them and every shore is at their mercy. For if they have not numerical
superiority where they anchor, they have only to sail a mile or two to
ET4 5.61 24 King Olaf said, When King Harold, my
father, went westward
to England, the chosen men in Norway followed him; but Norway was so
emptied then, that such men have not since been to find in the
ET5 5.90 15 They are excellent judges in England of a
good worker, and
when they find one...there is nothing too good or too high for him.
ET5 5.96 27 [The English] have ransacked Italy to find
new forms, to add a
grace to the products of their looms, their potteries and their
ET6 5.102 1 I find the Englishman to be him of all men
who stands firmest
in his shoes.
ET6 5.103 21 ...he who goes among [the English] must
have some weight
of metal. At last, you take your hint from the fury of life you find,
and say, one thing is plain, this is no country for fainthearted
ET6 5.103 25 ...[England] is no country for
fainthearted people;...take your
own course, and you shall find respect and furtherance.
ET7 5.118 17 Even Lord Chesterfield...when he came to
gentleman, declared that truth made his distinction; and nothing ever
spoken by him would find so hearty a suffrage from his nation.
ET8 5.130 24 ...you shall find in the common [English]
people a surly
indifference, sometimes gruffness and ill temper;...
ET8 5.141 2 ...if hereafter the war of races...should
menace the English
civilization, these sea-kings may take once again to their floating
and find a new home...
ET9 5.148 16 A man's personal defects will commonly
have, with the rest
of the world, precisely that importance which they have to himself. If
makes light of them, so will other men. We all find in these a
metre of character...
ET9 5.149 6 ...the natural disposition is fostered by
the respect which [the
English] find entertained in the world for English ability.
ET10 5.154 5 ...one of [England's] recent writers
speaks...of the grave
moral deterioration which follows an empty exchequer. You shall find
sentiment...deeply implied in the novels and romances of the present
ET10 5.168 25 It is rare to find a merchant who knows
why a crisis occurs
ET11 5.183 5 These broad [English] estates find room in
this narrow island.
ET11 5.191 20 In logical sequence of these dignified
revels, Pepys can tell
the beggarly shifts to which the king was reduced, who could not find
at his council table...
ET12 5.211 14 I should readily concede these [physical]
did not find also that [Oxford men] read better than we, and write
ET12 5.212 7 ...the rich libraries collected at every
one of many thousands
of houses [in England], give an advantage not to be attained by a youth
this country, when one thinks how much more and better may be learned
a scholar who, immediately on hearing of a book, can consult it, than
one who is on the quest, for years, and reads inferior books because he
cannot find the best.
ET13 5.215 1 [Prudent men say] Better find some niche
or crevice in this
mountain of stone which religious ages have quarried and carved...than
attempt anything ridiculously and dangerously above your strength, like
ET13 5.220 18 ...the age...of the Sherlocks and
Butlers, is gone. Silent
revolutions in opinion have made it impossible that men like these
return, or find a place in their once sacred stalls.
ET13 5.220 21 The spirit that dwelt in this [English]
church has glided
away to animate other activities, and they who come to the old shrines
apes and players rustling the old garments.
ET13 5.223 6 They say here [in England], that if you
talk with a
clergyman, you are sure to find him well-bred, informed and candid...
ET13 5.227 23 [The Dean and Prebends] go into the
cathedral, chant and
pray and beseech the Holy Ghost to assist them in their choice [of a
Bishop]; and...invariably find that the dictates of the Holy Ghost
the recommendations of the Queen.
ET13 5.230 26 Electricity cannot be made fast...so that
you shall know
where to find it...
ET14 5.236 10 The union of Saxon precision and Oriental
which Shakspeare is the perfect example, is shared in less degree by
writers of two centuries. I find not only the great masters out of all
and reach, but the whole writing of the time charged with a masculine
ET14 5.243 8 ...we find stumps of vast trees in our
exhausted soils, and
have received traditions of their ancient fertility to tillage...
ET14 5.256 15 ...if I should count the poets who have
contributed to the
Bible of existing England sentences of guidance and consolation which
still glowing and effective,--how few! Shall I find my heavenly bread
ET14 5.258 25 I am not surprised...to find an
Englishman like Warren
Hastings...deprecating the prejudices of his countrymen while offering
a translation of the Bhagvat.
ET14 5.259 15 [Warren Hasting] goes to bespeak
elevated to a tract of sublimity into which our habits of judgment will
it difficult to pursue them.
ET16 5.274 4 I thought it natural that [travelling
Americans] should give
some time to works of art collected here [in London] which they cannot
find at home...
ET17 5.295 21 I said, if Plato's Republic were
published in England as a
new book to-day, do you think it would find any readers?--[Wordsworth]
confessed it would not...
ET17 5.296 8 ...perhaps it is a high compliment to the
cultivation of the
English generally, when we find such a man [as Wordsworth] not
ET19 5.310 12 ...when I came to sea, I found the
History of Europe, by Sir
A. Alison, on the ship's cabin table, the property of the captain;--a
programme or play-bill to tell the seafaring New Englander what he
find on his landing here.
ET19 5.311 10 It is this [sense of right and wrong]
which lies at the
foundation of that aristocratic character...but which, if it should
lose this, would find itself paralyzed;...
F 6.3 22 ...we find that we must begin [reform]
F 6.9 21 Find the part which black eyes and which blue
eyes play severally
in the company.
F 6.12 26 I find the coincidence of the extremes of
Eastern and Western
speculation in the daring statement of Schelling...
F 6.17 20 'T is hard to find the right Homer,
Zoroaster, or Menu;...
F 6.17 21 'T is...harder still to find the Tubal
F 6.36 18 ...find if you can a point where there is no
thread of connection [between fate and freedom].
F 6.36 22 This knot of nature is so well tied that
nobody was ever cunning
enough to find the two ends.
F 6.36 27 ...where shall we find the first atom in this
house of man...
F 6.45 7 I find the like unity in human structures
rather virulent and
F 6.46 4 ...if the soule of proper kind/ Be so parfite
as men find,/ That it
wot what is to come/...
F 6.46 21 ...year after year, we find two men, two
women, without legal or
carnal tie, spend a great part of their best time within a few feet of
F 6.46 25 ...the moral is that what we seek we shall
Pow 6.69 6 There are Oregons, Californias and Exploring
enough appertaining to America to find [men of this surcharge of
blood] in files to gnaw and in crocodiles to eat.
Pow 6.73 6 Ah! said a brave painter to me...if a man
has failed, you will
find he has dreamed instead of working.
Wth 6.96 20 It is the interest of all that there should
be...Rosses, Franklins, Richardsons and Kanes, to find the magnetic and
the geographic poles.
Wth 6.104 13 An apple-tree, if you take out every day
for a number of days
a load of loam and put in a load of sand about its roots, will find it
Wth 6.104 22 ...if you should take out of the powerful
class engaged in
trade a hundred good men and put in a hundred bad...would not the
dollar... presently find it out?
Wth 6.109 9 [The New Hampshire youth in the city] will
perhaps find by
and by that he left the Muses at the door of the hotel, and found the
Wth 6.115 14 [The pale scholar]...by and by wakes up
from his idiot dream
of chickweed and red-root, to remember his morning thought, and to find
that with his adamantine purposes he has been duped by a dandelion.
Ctr 6.133 27 ...if we run over our private list of
poets, critics, philanthropists and philosophers, we shall find them
infected with this
dropsy and elephantiasis [egotism]...
Ctr 6.135 5 ...if a man seeks a companion who can look
at objects for their
own sake and without affection or self-reference, he will find the
who will give him that satisfaction;...
Ctr 6.143 8 [The boy] is infatuated for weeks with
whist and chess; but
presently will find out...that when he rises from the game too long
played, he is vacant and forlorn and despises himself.
Ctr 6.145 23 You do not think you will find anything
[abroad] which you
have not seen at home?
Ctr 6.146 3 ...let [the traveler] go where he will, he
can only find so much
beauty or worth as he carries.
Ctr 6.147 10 One use of travel is to recommend the
books and works of
home...and another, to find men.
Ctr 6.148 15 In town [a man] can find the
Ctr 6.148 22 In the country [a man] can find solitude
Ctr 6.151 20 An old poet says,--Go far and go sparing,/
For you 'll find it
certain,/ The poorer and the baser you appear,/ The more you 'll look
Ctr 6.152 10 ...in old, dense countries, among a
million of good coats a fine
coat comes to be no distinction, and you find humorists.
Ctr 6.164 18 I find too that the chance for
appreciation is much increased
by being the son of an appreciator...
Bhr 6.173 15 I have seen...the frivolous Asmodeus, who
relies on you to
find him in ropes of sand to twist;...
Bhr 6.186 23 The hero should find himself at home,
wherever he is;...
Bhr 6.193 20 It is related by the monk Basle, that
by the Pope, he was, at his death, sent in charge of an angel, to find
place of suffering in hell;...
Bhr 6.194 3 The angel that was sent to find a place of
torment for [the
monk Basle] attempted to remove him to a worse pit...
Bhr 6.194 22 I am sorry, replies Napoleon [to his
brother Joseph], you
think you shall find your brother again only in the Elysian Fields.
Wsp 6.207 20 I do not find the religions of men at this
creditable to them...
Wsp 6.215 10 I find the omnipresence and the
almightiness in the reaction
of every atom in nature.
Wsp 6.230 23 If there is grandeur in you, you will find
grandeur in porters
Wsp 6.234 7 [The moral] is the coin which buys all, and
which all find in
Wsp 6.237 10 In the Shakers...I find one piece of
Wsp 6.238 25 The race of mankind have always offered at
implied thanks for the gift of existence,--namely...the terror of its
taken away... The whole revelation that is vouchsafed us is the gentle
trust, which, in our experience, we find will cover also with flowers
the slopes of
CbW 6.250 15 Nature...shakes down a tree full of
gnarled, wormy, unripe
crabs, before you can find a dozen dessert apples;...
CbW 6.252 24 [Good men] find the journals, the
clubs...to be in the interest
and the pay of the devil.
CbW 6.255 24 Some of [the people] went [to California]
purposes, some with very bad ones, and all of them with the very
commonplace wish to find a short way to wealth.
CbW 6.262 24 ...when you pay for your ticket and get
into the car, you
have no guess what good company you shall find there.
CbW 6.265 10 ...I find the gayest castles in the air
that were ever piled, far
better for comfort and for use than the dungeons in the air that are
and caverned out by grumbling, discontented people.
CbW 6.267 22 ...'t is strange how tenaciously we cling
to that bell-astronomy
of a protecting domestic horizon. I find the same illusion in the
search after happiness which I observe every summer recommenced in this
CbW 6.267 27 The young people do not like the town, do
not like the sea-shore, they will...find a dear cottage deep in the
CbW 6.268 18 ...there is a great dearth, this year, of
friends; hard to find, and hard to have when found...
CbW 6.269 22 ...Talleyrand said, I find nonsense
Bty 6.301 20 There are faces...so flushed and rippled
by the play of
thought, that we can hardly find what the mere features really are.
Bty 6.303 26 ...in chosen men and women I find somewhat
in form, speech
and manners, which is...of a humane, catholic and spiritual
Bty 6.306 2 ...I find the antique sculpture as ethical
as Marcus Antoninus;...
Ill 6.313 11 I find men victims of illusion in all
parts of life.
Ill 6.314 19 ...I remember the quarrel of another youth
confectioners, that when he racked his wit to choose the best comfits
shops, in all the endless varieties of sweetmeat he could find only
flavors, or two.
Ill 6.314 23 Pears and cakes are good for something;
and because you
unluckily have an eye or nose too keen, why need you spoil the comfort
which the rest of us find in them?
Ill 6.315 14 When the boys come into my yard for leave
to gather horse-chestnuts, I own I...affect to grant the permission
reluctantly, fearing that
any moment they will find out the imposture of that showy chaff.
Ill 6.316 13 We find a delight in the beauty and
happiness of children that
makes the heart too big for the body.
SS 7.15 5 I find out in an instant if my companion does
not want me...
Civ 7.30 17 Let us not lie and steal. No god will help.
We shall find all
their teams going the other way...
Art2 7.40 8 When we reflect on the pleasure we receive
from a ship, a
railroad, a dry-dock; or from a picture, a dramatic representation, a
poem,--we find that these have not a quite simple, but a blended
Art2 7.40 9 We find that the question, What is Art?
leads us directly to
another,--Who is the Artist?
Elo1 7.64 11 Socrates says: If any one wishes to
converse with the meanest
of the Lacedaemonians, he will at first find him despicable in
Elo1 7.76 7 ...this precious person makes a speech
which is printed and
read all over the Union, and he...takes the lead in the public mind
these executive men, who, of course, are full of indignation to find
has no tact or skill and knows he has none, put over them by means of
talking-power which they despise.
Elo1 7.82 2 In the assembly, you shall find the orator
and the audience in
Elo1 7.83 10 ...if one of [the debaters] have anything
necessity in his heart, how speedily he will find vent for it...
Elo1 7.94 13 The preacher enumerates his classes of men
and I do not find
my place therein; I suspect then that no man does.
Elo1 7.98 17 ...in this dominion of chance we find a
DL 7.111 8 Take off all the roofs...and we shall seldom
find the temple of
any higher god than Prudence.
DL 7.113 8 ...is there any calamity...that more invokes
the best good will to
remove it, than this?...to find in the housemates no aim;...
DL 7.113 11 ...is there any calamity...that more
invokes the best good will
to remove it, than this?...to find no invitation to what is good in
DL 7.118 17 ...the higher perceptions find their
DL 7.129 25 ...whatever purifies and enlarges [the
dweller], may well find
place [in the household].
DL 7.130 3 ...let [a man] not...seek to turn his house
into a museum. Rather
let the noble practice of the Greeks find place in our society...
DL 7.131 12 I wish to bring home to my children and my
friends copies of
these admirable forms [Michelangelo's sibyle and prophets], which I can
find in the shops of the engravers;...
DL 7.131 14 I wish to find in my own town a library and
museum which is
the property of the town, where I can deposit this precious treasure
[engravings of Michelangelo's sibyls and prophets]...
Farm 7.139 25 In the town where I live...most of the
first settlers (in 1635), should they reappear on the farms to-day,
would find their own blood and
names still in possession.
Farm 7.145 19 Nations burn with internal fire of
thought and affection, which wastes while it works. We shall find finer
combustion and finer fuel.
Farm 7.146 7 ...there is no porter like Gravitation,
who will bring down
any weights which man cannot carry, and if he wants aid, knows where to
find his fellow laborers.
Farm 7.146 24 On the prairie you wander a hundred miles
and hardly find
a stick or a stone.
WD 7.161 26 ...every chance is timed, as if Nature, who
made the lock, knew where to find the key.
WD 7.163 15 We may yet find a rose-water that will wash
the negro white.
WD 7.166 20 Look up the inventors. Each has his own
knack; his genius is
in veins and spots. But the great, equal, symmetrical brain, fed from a
heart, you shall not find.
WD 7.169 9 In college terms, and in years that
followed, the young
graduate, when the Commencement anniversary returned, though he were
in a swamp, would...find the air faintly echoing with plausive academic
WD 7.171 21 ...could a power open our eyes to behold
millions of spiritual
creatures walk the earth,--I believe I should find that mid-plain on
they moved floored beneath and arched above with the same web of blue
depth which weaves itself over me now...
WD 7.173 16 Who is he that does not always find himself
less than his best task?
WD 7.177 4 The highest heaven of wisdom is alike near
from every point, and thou must find it, if at all, by methods native
to thyself alone.
WD 7.177 20 Zoologists may deny that horse-hairs in the
water change to
worms, but I find that whatever is old corrupts, and the past turns to
WD 7.183 15 ...in seeking to find what is the heart of
the day, we come to
the quality of the moment...
Boks 7.191 20 Whenever any skeptic or bigot claims to
be heard on the
questions of intellect and morals, we ask if he is familiar with the
Plato, where all his pert objections have once for all been disposed
not, he has no right to our time. Let him go and find himself answered
Boks 7.197 2 ...I find certain books vital and
Boks 7.198 3 ...in these days, when it is found...that
we need not be
alarmed though we should find it not dull, [Herodotus's history] is
Boks 7.198 9 You find in [Plato] that which you have
already found in
Homer, now ripened to thought...
Boks 7.200 11 ...it signifies little where you open
[Plutarch's] book, you
find yourself at the Olympian tables.
Boks 7.202 26 If any one who had read with interest the
Isis and Osiris of
Plutarch should then read a chapter called Providence, by Synesius...he
find it one of the majestic remains of literature...
Boks 7.203 3 The imaginative scholar will find few
stimulants to his brain
like these writers [the Platonists].
Boks 7.213 6 We must have...some swing and verge for
power...driving ardent natures to insanity and crime if it do not find
Boks 7.214 22 ...the novel will find the way to our
interiors one day...
Boks 7.219 24 [The communications of the sacred
characters translatable into every tongue and form of life. I read them
lichens and bark;...I detect them in laughter and blushes and
men and women. These are Scriptures which the missionary might well
carry...to Siberia, Japan, Timbuctoo. Yet he will find that the spirit
in them journeys faster than he...
Boks 7.219 27 [The communications of the sacred
characters translatable into every tongue and form of life. ... These
Scriptures which the missionary might well carry...to Siberia, Japan,
Timbuctoo. Yet he will find that the spirit which is in them...was
already long before him. The missionary must be carried by it, and find
there, or he goes in vain.
Clbs 7.231 20 [The lover of letters among the men of
wit and learning] could not find that he was helped by so much as one
Clbs 7.233 5 It does not help that you find as good or
a better man than
yourself, if he is not timed and fitted to you.
Clbs 7.234 4 ...men are all of one pattern. We readily
assume this with our
mates, and are disappointed and angry if we find that we are
Clbs 7.234 23 ...when we find [good company] it is
worth the pursuit...
Clbs 7.244 18 If [my friend] were sure to find at No.
2000 Tremont Street
what scholars were abroad after the morning studies were ended, Boston
would shine as the New Jerusalem in his eyes.
Clbs 7.244 26 The man of thought...the man of manners
and culture, whom
you so much wish to find,--each of these is wishing to be found.
Cour 7.261 24 I knew a young soldier...who confided to
his sister that he
had made up his mind to volunteer for the war. I have not, he said, any
proper courage, but I shall never let any one find it out.
Suc 7.284 27 ...when the timber in the shipyards of
Sweden was ruined by
rot, Linnaeus was desired by the government to find a remedy.
Suc 7.291 27 ...it is rare to find a man who believes
his own thought...
Suc 7.294 16 If the artist, in whatever art, is well at
work on his own
design, it signifies little that he does not yet find orders or
Suc 7.296 13 In good hours we do not find Shakspeare or
Suc 7.297 3 There is no...great material wealth of any
kind, but if you trace
it home, you will find it rooted in a thought of some individual man.
Suc 7.301 3 If we follow this hint [of correspondence]
into our intellectual
education, we shall find that it is not propositions...that are our
Suc 7.302 1 Ah! if one could...find the day and its
cheap means contenting...
Suc 7.305 27 Send a deep man into any town, and he will
find another deep
Suc 7.308 16 I do not find executions or tortures or
subjects for cabinet pictures.
OA 7.318 12 ...if we did not find the reflection of
ourselves in the eyes of
the young people, we could not know that the century-clock had struck
seventy instead of twenty.
OA 7.318 17 How many men habitually believe that each
with whom they converse is of their own age, and presently find it was
father and not his brother whom they knew!
PI 8.4 21 Faraday...taught that when we should arrive
elements...we should not find cubes, or prisms, or atoms, at all, but
spherules of force.
PI 8.18 1 ...[as soon as a man masters a principle and
sees his facts in
relation to it] he can now find symbols of universal significance...
PI 8.23 27 How long it took to find out what a day
PI 8.25 3 This metonymy, or seeing the same sense in
things so diverse, gives a pure pleasure. Every one of a million times
we find a charm in the
PI 8.26 21 You must...find one faculty here, one there,
to build the true
PI 8.29 14 I do not wish...to find that my poet is not
partaker of the feast he
PI 8.33 20 I find [great design] in the poems of
PI 8.35 4 American life storms about us daily, and is
slow to find a tongue.
PI 8.46 26 If you hum or whistle the rhythm of the
metres...you can easily believe these metres to be...derived from the
pulse, and to be therefore not proper to one nation, but to mankind. I
you will also find a charm heroic, plaintive, pathetic, in these
PI 8.57 20 I find or fancy more true poetry...in the
Welsh and bardic
fragments of Taliessin and his successors, than in many volumes of
PI 8.62 19 Well, said Merlin, [my captivity] must be
borne, for never will [King Arthur] see me...neither will any one speak
with me again after you, it would be vain to attempt it; for you
yourself, when you have turned
away, will never be able to find the place...
PI 8.62 22 You will find the king at Carduel in Wales
PI 8.62 23 You will find the king at Carduel in Wales
[said Merlin]; and
when you arrive there you will find there all the companions who
PI 8.65 8 The Muse [of Poetry] shall be the counterpart
of Nature, and
equally rich. I find her not often in books.
PI 8.65 15 ...in current literature I do not find
PI 8.67 26 We must...ask...whether we shall find our
tragedy written in [Hamlet's]...
PI 8.68 27 Vexatious to find poets, who are by
excellence the thinking and
feeling of the world, deficient in truth of intellect and of affection.
PI 8.69 5 I find Faust a little too modern and
PI 8.69 6 I find Faust a little too modern and
intelligible. We can find such
a fabric at several mills...
PI 8.75 1 What if we find partiality and meanness in
us? The grandeur of
our life exists in spite of us...
SA 8.83 3 We think a man unable and desponding. It is
only that he is
misplaced. Put him with new companions, and they will find in him
SA 8.85 3 There is even a little rule of prudence for
the young experimenter
which Dr. Franklin omitted to set down, yet which the youth may find
SA 8.88 18 If...a man has not firm nerves...it is
perhaps a wise economy to
go to a good shop and dress himself irreproachably. He...may easily
that performance an addition of confidence...
SA 8.93 2 If every one recalled his experiences, he
might find the best in
the speech of superior women...
SA 8.95 25 The great gain is...to find a companion who
knows what you do
Elo2 8.110 1 True eloquence I find to be none but the
serious and hearty
love of truth;...
Elo2 8.112 17 ...the political questions...find or form
a class of men by
nature and habit fit to discuss and deal with these measures...
Elo2 8.114 8 ...you may find [the orator] in some lowly
Elo2 8.119 6 Go into an assembly well excited, some
meeting on the eve of a crisis. Then it appears that eloquence is as
as swimming,--an art which all men might learn, though so few do. It
needs that they should be once well pushed off into the water...and
mad struggle or two they find their poise...
Elo2 8.119 12 The most...thought-paralyzing companion
out in a public assembly to be a fluent, various and effective orator.
you find what all that excess of power which so chafed and fretted you
tete-a-tete with him was for.
Elo2 8.121 17 ...some orators go to the assembly as to
a closet where to
find their best thoughts.
Elo2 8.124 14 ...in your struggles with the
world...seek refuge...and be
assured you shall find it...in the precepts and example of Him whose
Elo2 8.126 18 Men differ so much in control of their
faculties! You can
find in many, and indeed in all, a certain fundamental equality.
Elo2 8.129 17 ...said [Lord Ashley], if I, who had no
personal concern in
the question, was so overpowered with my own apprehensions that I could
not find words to express myself, what must be the case of one whose
depended on his own abilities to defend it?
Res 8.152 8 Well for [the scholar] if he can say with
the old minstrel, I
know where to find a new song.
Res 8.153 7 When I see in these brave plants [the
willows] this vigor and
immortality in weakness, I find a sudden relief and pleasure in
the mighty law of vegetation...
Res 8.153 10 ...I think [the mighty law of vegetation]
more grateful and
health-giving than any news I am likely to find of man in the
Comc 8.167 13 Women [Camper says], the prettiest in
society, and those
whom I find less comely, they are all either narwhales or porpoises to
Comc 8.168 1 ...in the country we cannot find every day
a case that agrees
with the diagnosis of the books.
Comc 8.173 6 What is nobler than the expansive
sentiment of patriotism, which would find brothers in a whole nation?
QO 8.180 14 ...if we find in India or Arabia a book out
of our horizon of
thought and tradition, we are soon taught by new researches in its
country to discover its foregoers...
QO 8.180 20 Read in Plato and you shall find Christian
QO 8.183 17 ...we find in Grimm's Memoires that
Sheridan got [his rules] from the witty D'Argenson;...
QO 8.183 27 ...we find in Southey's Commonplace Book
this said of the
Earl of Strafford: I learned one rule of him, says Sir G. Radcliffe,
think worthy to be remembered.
QO 8.184 26 So the sarcasm attributed to Baron Alderson
upon Brougham, What a wonderful versatile mind has Brougham!...if he
only knew a little of
law, he would know a little of everything. You may find the original of
gibe in Grimm...
QO 8.192 13 On the whole, we like the valor of
[quotation]. 'T is on
Marmontel's principle, I pounce on what is mine, wherever I find it;...
QO 8.194 15 We read the quotation with [the writer's]
eyes, and find a new
and fervent sense;...
QO 8.196 23 ...it is not rare to find great powers of
recitation, without the
least original eloquence...
QO 8.202 24 Pindar uses this haughty defiance, as if it
were impossible to
find his sources: There are many swift darts within my quiver which
voice for those with understanding;...
PC 8.213 7 ...I find not only this equality between new
and old countries... but also a certain equivalence of the ages of
PC 8.215 16 As we find thus a certain equivalence in
the ages, there is also
an equipollence of individual genius to the nation which it represents.
PC 8.216 21 We grow free with [Michelangelo's] name,
and find it
PC 8.217 5 I find the single mind equipollent to a
multitude of minds...
PC 8.223 17 Nature, we find, is ever as is our
PC 8.229 18 ...when we see creation we also begin to
create. Depth of
character, height of genius, can only find nourishment in this soil.
PC 8.231 26 Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times,
which search till
they find resistance and bottom.
PPo 8.246 14 I will be drunk and down with wine;/
Treasures we find in a
PPo 8.258 21 Ibn Jemin writes thus:-Whilst I disdain
the populace,/ I find
no peer in higher place./ Friend is a word of royal tone,/ Friend is a
PPo 8.260 21 I have sought for thee a costlier dome/
palace high,/ And thou, returning, find thy home/ In the apple of
PPo 8.265 21 You as three birds are amazed,/ Impatient,
heartless, confused:/ Far over you am I raised,/ Since I am in act
Simorg./ Ye blot out
my highest being,/ That ye may find yourselves on my throne;/ Forever
blot out yourselves,/ As shadows in the sun./ Farewell!/
Insp 8.270 16 We must take [the aboriginal man] as we
Insp 8.276 14 Pit-coal,-where to find it? 'T is of no
use that your engine
is made like a watch...if there is no coal.
Insp 8.281 21 ...in writing a letter to a friend we may
find that we rise to a
thought and to a cordial power of expression that costs no effort...
Insp 8.284 14 ...I am...glad to find the dull rock
itself to be deluged with
Insp 8.286 3 Vigorous, I spring from my couch,/ Seek
the beloved Muses,/ Find them in the beech grove,/ Pleased to receive
Insp 8.292 27 Some perceptions...are granted to the
single soul; they...are
the permanent and controlling ones. Others it takes two to find.
Insp 8.293 6 ...a writer must find an audience up to
Insp 8.294 26 Neither by sea nor by land, said Pindar,
canst thou find the
way to the Hyperboreans;...
Insp 8.295 1 ...I find a mitigation or solace by
providing always a good
book for my journeys...
Insp 8.297 8 Aubrey and Burton and Wood tell me
incidents which I find
Grts 8.305 7 Others find a charm and a profession in
the natural history of
man and the mammalia or related animals;...
Grts 8.309 24 As [the Quakers] express [self-respect],
it might be thus...if
at any time I...propose a journey or a course of conduct, I perhaps
silent obstacle in my mind that I cannot account for.
Grts 8.310 19 How grateful to find in man or woman a
new emphasis of
Grts 8.314 25 I find it easy to translate all
[Napoleon's] technics into all of
Grts 8.315 10 It is difficult to find greatness pure.
Grts 8.315 12 It is difficult to find greatness pure.
Well, I please myself
with its diffusion; to find a spark of true fire amid much corruption.
Grts 8.319 25 The good botanist will find flowers
between the street
Grts 8.319 27 ...any man filled with an idea or a
purpose will find
examples and illustrations and coadjutors wherever he goes.
Grts 8.320 2 Wit is a magnet to find wit...
Grts 8.320 3 Wit is a magnet to find wit, and character
to find character.
Imtl 8.331 1 I find that what is called great and
powerful life...is prone to
develop narrow and special talent;...
Imtl 8.332 16 ...the impulse which drew these minds to
this inquiry [concerning immortality] through so many years was a
evidence than their failure to find a confirmation was negative.
Imtl 8.332 20 ...you shall find a good deal of
skepticism in the streets...
Imtl 8.334 6 After science begins, belief of permanence
must follow in a
healthy mind. Things so attractive...the secret workman so
skilful that it tasks successive generations of observers only to find
delicate contrivance and adjustment of a weed...and the contriver of it
Imtl 8.345 9 ...whilst I find the signatures, the hints
and suggestions, noble
and wholesome...yet it is not my duty to prove to myself the
Imtl 8.345 11 ...whilst I find that all the ways of
virtuous living lead
upward and not downward,-yet it is not my duty to prove to myself the
immortality of the soul.
Imtl 8.345 15 ...it is not my duty to prove to myself
the immortality of the
soul. That knowledge is hidden very cunningly. Perhaps the archangels
cannot find the secret of their existence...
Imtl 8.349 3 It is curious to find the selfsame
feeling, that it is not
immortality, but eternity...appearing in the farthest east and west.
Dem1 10.4 19 ...[in dreams] we seem...cheated by
spectral jokes and
waking suddenly with ghastly laughter...to rake with confusion in
among the gibbering nonsense to find the motive of this contemptible
Dem1 10.12 10 ...I find nothing in fables more
astonishing than my
experience in every hour.
Dem1 10.19 11 I set down these things as I find them...
Dem1 10.19 13 ...I find somewhat wilful...when men as
wise as Goethe talk
mysteriously of the demonological.
Dem1 10.26 10 These adepts [in occult facts] have
mistaken flatulency for
inspiration. Were this drivel which they report as the voice of spirits
such, we must find out a more decisive suicide.
Aris 10.29 20 Here may ye see wel, how that genterie/
Is not annexed to
possession,/ Sith folk ne don their operation/ Alway, as doth the fire,
his kind,/ For God it wot, men may full often find/ A lorde's son do
Aris 10.31 22 [The best young men] do not yet covet
do they wish to be saints; for fear of partialism; but the middle
find in the idea of gentleman.
Aris 10.32 26 I find the caste in the man.
Aris 10.39 19 I wish...men...who would find their
fellows in persons of real
elevation of whatever kind of speculative or practical ability.
Aris 10.49 25 ...the town-meeting, the Congress, will
not fail to find out
Aris 10.54 14 In the fine arts, I find none in the
present age who have any
Aris 10.62 14 ...[the gentleman] will find in the
well-dressed crowd... vulgarity of sentiment.
Aris 10.62 17 In the best parlors of modern society
[the gentleman] will
find the laughing devil...
Aris 10.62 24 In America [the gentleman] shall find
deprecation of purism
on all questions touching the morals of trade and of social customs...
PerF 10.69 22 ...I find it wholesome and invigorating
to enumerate the
resources we can command...
PerF 10.81 16 See in a circle of school-girls one
vivacity,-but she can so recite her adventures that she is never
alone... Would you know where to find her? Listen for the laughter...
PerF 10.85 13 I find the survey of these cosmical
powers a doctrine of
Chr2 10.95 11 The moral element invites man...to find
the purpose and tendency;...
Chr2 10.97 20 It would instantly indispose us to any
person claiming to
speak for the Author of Nature, the setting forth any fact or law which
did not find in our consciousness.
Chr2 10.107 17 ...it by no means follows, because those
[earlier religious] offices are much disused, that the men and women
only...perhaps that they find some violence, some cramping of their
freedom of thought, in the constant recurrence of the form.
Chr2 10.115 2 ...I find in the eminent experiences in
all times a substantial
Chr2 10.115 26 ...in [the Church's] most liberal forms,
when such [best
and freest] minds enter it, they are coldly received, and find
Edc1 10.136 25 I call our system [of education] a
system of despair, and I
find all the correction, all the revolution that is needed...in one
Edc1 10.144 8 Let [the child] find you so true to
yourself that you are the
irreconcilable hater of his vice...
Edc1 10.146 26 Always genius...desires nothing so much
as...to find those
who can lend it aid to perfect itself.
Supl 10.166 16 I hear without sympathy the complaint of
young and ardent
persons that they find life no region of romance...
Supl 10.169 8 Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods
use a short and
positive speech. They are never off their centres. As soon as they
paint and find truth not enough for them, softening of the brain has
SovE 10.194 19 Let [a man] find his superiority in not
SovE 10.194 20 Let [a man]...find the riches of love
which possesses that
which it adores;...
SovE 10.199 4 Then you find so many men infatuated on
that topic [religion]!
SovE 10.205 14 We shall find that freedom has its own
SovE 10.213 27 A man who has accustomed himself...to
pierce to the
principle and moral law, and everywhere to find that,-has put himself
of the reach of all skepticism;...
Prch 10.218 12 ...[those persons in whom I am
accustomed to look for
tendency and progress] will not mask their convictions; they hate cant;
more than this I do not readily find.
Prch 10.218 13 ...[those persons in whom I am
accustomed to look for
tendency and progress] will not mask their convictions; they hate cant;
more than this I do not readily find. The gracious motions of the
soul,- piety, adoration,-I do not find.
Prch 10.219 10 It is certain that...many...periods of
inactivity...will occur. In those hours, we can find comfort in
reverence of the highest power, and
only in that.
Prch 10.223 13 ...this [movement of religious opinion]
of to-day has the
best omens as being of the most expansive humanity, since it seeks to
in every nation and creed the imperishable doctrines.
Prch 10.223 14 I find myself always struck and
stimulated by a good
anecdote, any trait of heroism...
Prch 10.223 16 I find myself always struck and
stimulated by a good
anecdote, any trait...of faithful service. I do not find that the age
makes the least difference;...
Prch 10.234 1 ...new shop, or old cathedral, it is all
one to [the deep
observer]. He will find the circumstance not altered...
Prch 10.234 4 Given the insight, [the deep observer]
will find as many
beauties and heroes and strokes of genius close by him as Dante or
Prch 10.236 9 We shall find one result...a certain
originality and a certain
haughty liberty proceeding out of our retirement and self-communion...
Schr 10.261 6 A stranger but yesterday to every person
present, I find
myself already at home...
Schr 10.261 11 Literary men gladly acknowledge these
ties which find for
the homeless and the stranger a welcome where least looked for.
Schr 10.261 17 ...in coming among strange faces we find
that the love of
letters makes us friends...
Schr 10.261 20 ...in the worldly habits which harden
us, we find with some
surprise that learning and truth and beauty have not let us go;...
Schr 10.272 27 ...the allusions just now made to the
extent of [the scholar'
s] duties, the manner in which every day's events will find him in
work, may show that his place is no sinecure.
Schr 10.276 16 There is plenty of wild azote and carbon
unappropriated, but it is nought till we have made it up into loaves
and soup. So we find it
in higher relations.
Schr 10.283 5 Whosoever looks with heed into his
thoughts will find that
our science of the mind has not got far.
Schr 10.283 6 [Whosoever looks with heed into his
thoughts] will find
there is somebody within him that knows more than he does...
Schr 10.287 14 [The scholar] is still to decline how
opportunities, and to retreat, and wait. So shall you find in this
absence of thought a purer splendor than ever clothed the exhibitions
Plu 10.300 16 I do not know where to find a book-to
borrow a phrase of
Ben Jonson's-so rammed with life [as Plutarch]...
Plu 10.301 20 I find [Plutarch] a better teacher of
rhetoric than any modern.
Plu 10.311 25 Cannot the simple lover of truth enjoy
the virtues of those he
meets, and the virtues suggested by them, so to find himself at some
Plu 10.314 9 I can easily believe that an anxious soul
may find in Plutarch'
s chapter called Pleasure not attainable by Epicurus...a more sweet and
reassuring argument on the immortality than in the Phaedo of Plato;...
Plu 10.322 1 Were there not a sun, we might, for all
the other stars, pass
our days in the Reverend Dark, as Heraclitus calls it. I find a humor
phrase which might well excuse its doubtful accuracy.
LLNE 10.329 22 Instead of the social existence which
all shared, was now
separation. Every one...driven to find all his resources, hopes,
rewards, society and deity within himself.
LLNE 10.345 13 There was a pilgrim in those days
walking in the country
who stopped at every door where he hoped to find hearing for his
doctrine, which was, Never to give or receive money.
LLNE 10.355 24 ...the men of science, art, intellect,
are pretty sure to
degenerate into selfish housekeepers, dependent on wine, coffee,
furnace-heat, gas-light and fine furniture. Then instantly things swing
the other way, and we suddenly find that civilization crowed too
LLNE 10.367 17 See how much more joy [children] find in
pudding on the table-cloth than into their beautiful mouths.
EzRy 10.384 17 In March following [Joseph Emerson]
notes: Had a safe
and comfortable journey to York. But April 24th, we find: Shay
overturned, with my wife and I in it, yet neither of us much hurt.
blessed be our
MMEm 10.397 10 Ah me! it was my childhood's thought,/
If He should
make my web a blot/ On life's fair picture of delight,/ My heart's
would find it right./
MMEm 10.399 8 [Mary Moody Emerson's life] has to me a
value like that
which many readers find in Madame Guyon, in Rahel, in Eugenie de
MMEm 10.410 18 When...Elizabeth Hoar, was at the Vale,
and had gone
out to walk in the forest with Hannah, her niece, Aunt Mary [Moody
Emerson]...found a man in the next house and begged him to go and look
for them. The man went and returned saying that he could not find them.
MMEm 10.410 24 [Mary Moody Emerson] exclaimed, God has
a voice that you might use it in the service of your fellow creatures.
instantly and call Elizabeth till you find [Elizabeth Hoar and her
MMEm 10.411 14 In her solitude of twenty years...[Mary
Emerson] was driven to find Nature her companion and solace.
MMEm 10.416 15 Folly follows me [Mary Moody Emerson] as
shadow does the form. Yet my whole life devoted to find some new truth
which will link me closer to God.
MMEm 10.417 21 It humbles me [Mary Moody Emerson]
anything I have met, to find myself for a moment affected with hope,
fear, or especially anger, about interest.
MMEm 10.420 19 ...the old desire for the worm is not so
greedy as [mine] to find myself in my [Mary Moody Emerson's] old
SlHr 10.441 14 Everybody knew where to find [Samuel
SlHr 10.447 27 ...Mr. Hoar remarked that Judge Marshall
could afford to
lose brains enough to furnish three or four common men, before common
men would find it out.
SlHr 10.448 9 ...I find an elegance in [Samuel Hoar's]
quiet but firm
withdrawal from all business in the courts which he could drop without
manifest detriment to the interests involved...
Thor 10.449 8 ...[Nature] to her son will treasures
more,/ And more to
purpose, freely pour/ In one wood walk, than learned men/ Will find
glass in ten times ten./
Thor 10.455 23 In his travels, [Thoreau] used the
railroad only to get over
so much country as was unimportant to the present purpose, walking
hundreds of miles...buying a lodging in farmers' and fishermen's
houses... because there he could better find the men and the
information he wanted.
Thor 10.461 19 [Thoreau] could find his path in the
woods at night, he
said, better by his feet than his eyes.
Thor 10.463 21 [Thoreau] noted what repeatedly befell
him, that, after
receiving from a distance a rare plant, he would presently find the
his own haunts.
Thor 10.468 7 [Thoreau]...told me that he expected to
find yet the Victoria
regia in Concord.
Thor 10.471 4 [Thoreau] said, What you seek in vain
for, half your life, one day you come full upon, all the family at
dinner. You seek it like a
dream, and as soon as you find it you become its prey.
Thor 10.472 13 ...[Thoreau] would carry you...even to
his most prized
botanical swamp,-possibly knowing that you could never find it again...
Thor 10.473 25 [Thoreau] was inquisitive about the
making of the stone
arrow-head, and in his last days charged a youth setting out for the
Mountains to find an Indian who could tell him that...
Thor 10.475 5 ...[Thoreau] would have detected every
live stanza or line in
a volume [of poetry] and knew very well where to find an equal poetic
charm in prose.
Thor 10.479 5 The habit of a realist to find things the
reverse of their
appearance inclined [Thoreau] to put every statement in a paradox.
Thor 10.479 13 ...in snow and ice [Thoreau] would find
Thor 10.482 11 Some circumstantial evidence is very
strong, as when you
find a trout in the milk.
Thor 10.485 9 ...wherever there is knowledge, wherever
there is virtue, wherever there is beauty, [Thoreau] will find a home.
Carl 10.489 6 [Carlyle] is...a practical Scotchman,
such as you would find
in any saddler's or iron-dealer's shop...
Carl 10.489 19 [Carlyle] has...the strong religious
tinge you sometimes
find in burly people.
Carl 10.492 16 [Carlyle says] I think if [Parliament]
would give [the
money] to me, to provide the poor with labor, and with authority to
them work or shoot them,-and I to be hanged if I did not do it,-I could
find them in plenty of Indian meal.
LS 11.13 17 It was only too probable that among the
and Jews, any rite, any form, would find favor...
LS 11.19 9 Most men find the bread and wine [of the
Lord's Supper] no aid
HDC 11.33 23 Much time was lost in travelling [the
pilgrims] knew not
whither...for...the Indian paths, once lost, they did not easily find.
HDC 11.47 8 He is ill informed who expects, on running
down the [New
England] Town Records for two hundred years, to find a church of
HDC 11.63 11 ...I am sorry to find that the servile
Randolph speaks of [Peter Bulkeley 2nd] with marked respect.
HDC 11.64 3 In 1699, so broad was [Concord's]
territory, I find the
selectmen running the lines with Chelmsford, Cambridge and Watertown.
HDC 11.66 14 I find, in the [Concord] Church Records,
preferred against [Daniel Bliss], his answer thereto, and the result of
HDC 11.83 27 I find our annals [of Concord] marked with
a uniform good
HDC 11.84 1 I find [in Concord annals] no ridiculous
LVB 11.92 7 We have looked in the newspapers of
different parties and
find a horrid confirmation of the tale [of the relocation of the
EWI 11.118 23 It is vain to get rid of [spoiled
children] by not minding
them: if purring and humming is not noticed, they squeal and screech;
if you chide and console them, they find the experiment succeeds, and
EWI 11.122 11 Our culture is very cheap and
intelligible. Unroof any
house, and you shall find it.
War 11.163 14 ...one is scared to find at what a cost
the peace of the globe
War 11.169 2 If you have a nation of men who have risen
to that height of
moral cultivation that they will not declare war or carry arms...you
nation...of true, great and able men. Let me know more of that nation;
shall not find them defenceless...
War 11.169 4 If you have a nation of men who have risen
to that height of
moral cultivation that they will not declare war or carry arms...you
nation...of true, great and able men. Let me know more of that
shall find them men of love...
War 11.175 18 ...the mind, once prepared for the reign
of principles, will
easily find modes of expressing its will.
FSLC 11.179 19 [Massachusetts laws] never came near me
discomfort before. I find the like sensibility in my neighbors;...
FSLC 11.187 7 It is remarkable how rare in the history
of tyrants is an
immoral law. Some color, some indirection was always used. If you take
the volumes of the Universal History, you will find it difficult
FSLC 11.193 15 If you starve or beat the orphan, in my
presence, and I
accuse your cruelty, can I help it? In the words of Electra...'T is you
say it, not I. You do the deeds, and your ungodly deeds find me the
FSLC 11.196 9 No government ever found it hard to pick
up tools for base
actions. If you cannot find them in the huts of the poor, you shall
in the palaces of the rich.
FSLC 11.196 10 No government ever found it hard to pick
up tools for
base actions. If you cannot find them in the huts of the poor, you
them in the palaces of the rich.
FSLC 11.196 24 I wonder that our acute people...should
not find out that
an immoral law costs more than the loss of the custom of a Southern
FSLC 11.206 12 If [the North and the South] continue to
have a binding
interest, they will be pretty sure to find it out...
FSLN 11.222 3 ...the perfection of [Webster's]
elocution...we shall not
soon find again.
FSLN 11.226 24 [Webster's 7th of March Speech] was like
speech falsely ascribed to the patriot Brutus: Virtue, I have followed
through life, and I find thee but a shadow.
FSLN 11.236 1 I conceive that thus to detach a man and
make him feel that
he is to owe all to himself is the way to make him strong and rich; and
the optimist must find, if anywhere, the benefit of Slavery.
FSLN 11.243 7 I [Robert Winthrop] can only deal with
masses as I find
AsSu 11.249 12 His friends, I remember, were told that
they would find
Sumner a man of the world like the rest;...
AsSu 11.250 10 [Sumner's enemies] have fastened their
microscopes for five years on every act, word, manner and movement, to
find a flaw...
AsSu 11.250 17 ...I find [Sumner] accused of publishing
his opinion of the
Nebraska conspiracy in a letter to the people of the United States...
AKan 11.259 14 I do not know any story so gloomy as the
politics of this
country for the last twenty years, centralizing ever more manifestly
one spring, and that a vast crime...one crime...always to be varnished
over, to find fine names for;...
AKan 11.263 15 Send home every one who is abroad, lest
they should find
no country to return to.
JBB 11.266 11 ...Old Brown,/ Osawatomie Brown,/ Came
homeward in the
morning to find his house burned down./
JBB 11.267 13 ...I do not wonder that gentlemen find
traits of relation
readily between [John Brown] and themselves.
JBB 11.272 4 If judges cannot find law enough to
maintain the sovereignty
of the state...it is idle to compliment them as learned and venerable.
JBS 11.277 4 ...the best orators who have added their
praise to his fame,- and I need not go out of this house to find the
purest eloquence in the
country,-have one rival who comes off a little better, and that is JOHN
JBS 11.281 19 ...our blind statesmen go up and
down...hunting for the
origin of this new heresy [abolition]. They will need a very vigilant
committee indeed to find its birthplace...
ACiv 11.298 20 ...boys and girls find their education,
this year, less liberal
EPro 11.319 10 ...all men of African descent who have
faculty enough to
find their way to our lines are assured of the protection of American
EPro 11.325 27 Happy are the young, who find the
pestilence [slavery] cleansed out of the earth...
ALin 11.333 15 [Lincoln] is the author of a multitude
of good sayings, so
disguised as pleasantries that it is certain they had no reputation at
as jests; and only later, by the very acceptance and adoption they find
mouths of millions, turn out to be the wisdom of the hour.
ALin 11.334 21 ...this man [Lincoln] wrought
incessantly...laboring to find
what the people wanted, and how to obtain that.
HCom 11.340 2 Many loved Truth, and lavished life's
best oil/ Amid the
dust of books to find her,/ Content at last, for guerdon of their
the cast mantle she hath left behind her./
HCom 11.340 16 ...They followed [Truth] and found her/
Where all may
hope to find/ Not in the ashes of the burnt-out mind,/ But beautiful,
danger's sweetness round her./
SMC 11.358 16 Before [the youth's] departure [to the
Civil War] he
confided to his sister that he was naturally a coward, but was
that no one should ever find it out;...
SMC 11.370 6 When Colonel Gurney, of the Ninth
[Regiment], came to
him the next day to tell him that folks are just beginning to
Thirty-second Regiment: it always was a good regiment, and people are
beginning to find it out; Colonel Prescott notes in his journal,-Pity
have not found it out before it was all gone.
Koss 11.401 7 ...when the crisis arrives it will find
us all instructed
beforehand in the rights and wrongs of Hungary...
Wom 11.405 23 ...Coleridge was wont to apply to a lady
for her judgment
in questions of taste, and accept it; but when she added-I think so,
because-Pardon me, madam, he said, leave me to find out the reasons for
Wom 11.413 17 Far have I clambered in my mind,/ But
nought so great as
Love I find./
Wom 11.417 3 ...this conspicuousness [of Woman] had its
inconveniences. But it is cheap wit that has been spent on this
subject; from Aristophanes, in
whose comedies I confess my dulness to find good joke, to Rabelais...
Wom 11.419 5 The answer that lies, silent or spoken, in
the minds of well-meaning
persons, to the new claims [for women's rights], is this:...that, if
the laws and customs were modified in the manner proposed, it would
embarrass and pain gentle and lovely persons with duties which they
find irksome and distasteful.
Wom 11.426 8 Woman should find in man her guardian.
SHC 11.435 25 Our use [of Sleepy Hollow] will not
displace the old
tenants. The well-beloved birds will not sing one song the
warbler, the heron, the bittern, will find out the hospitality and
from the gun of this asylum...
SHC 11.436 11 ...all great men find eternity affirmed
in the promise of
RBur 11.441 1 ...I find [Burns's] grand plain sense in
close chain with the
RBur 11.441 5 ...I find [Burns's] grand plain sense in
close chain with the
greatest masters,-Rabelais, Shakspeare in comedy, Cervantes, Butler,
Burns. If I should add another name, I find it only in a living
Shak1 11.450 16 Young men of a contemplative turn carry
[Shakespeare's] sonnets in the pocket. With that book, the shade of any
tree, a room in any
inn, becomes a chapel or oratory in which to sit out their happiest
hours. Later they find riper and manlier lessons in the plays.
Shak1 11.450 19 I find that it was not history, courts
and affairs that gave [Shakespeare] lessons...
Shak1 11.450 25 You shall never find in this world the
barons or kings [Shakespeare] depicted.
Shak1 11.452 27 ...there are some men so born to live
well that, in
whatever company they fall,-high or low,-they fit well, and lead it!
but... being again preferred to selecter companions, find no obstacle
these as they did their earlier mates;...
FRO1 11.476 10 The great Idea baffles wit,/ Language
falters under it,/ It
leaves the learned in the lurch;/ Nor art, nor power, nor toil can
measure of the eternal Mind,/ Nor hymn nor prayer nor church./
FRO1 11.480 1 What strikes me in the sudden movement
together to-day so many separated friends,-separated but sympathetic,-
and what I expected to find here [at the Free Religious Association],
some practical suggestions by which we were to reanimate and reorganize
for ourselves the true Church...
FRO1 11.480 14 What is best in the ancient religions
was the sacred
friendships between heroes, the Sacred Bands, and the relations of the
Pythagorean disciples. Our Masonic institutions probably grew from the
like origin. The close association which bound the first disciples of
another example; and it were easy to find more.
FRO2 11.486 7 ...we find parity, identity of design,
FRO2 11.487 1 ...a man of religious
susceptibility...can find the same idea [that Christianity is as old as
Creation] in numberless conversations.
FRO2 11.487 2 The religious find religion wherever they
FRO2 11.487 3 When I find in people narrow religion, I
find also in them
FRO2 11.487 4 When I find in people narrow religion, I
find also in them
FRO2 11.487 11 Every proverb...travels across the line;
and you will find it
at Cape Town, or among the Tartars.
FRO2 11.490 4 I find something stingy in the unwilling
admission of these foreign opinions...by our churchmen...
CPL 11.503 15 There is no hour of vexation which on a
little reflection will
not find diversion and relief in the library.
FRep 11.513 4 There is not a property in Nature but a
mind is born to seek
and find it.
FRep 11.516 7 ...[immigrants] find this country just
passing through a great
crisis in its history...
FRep 11.527 10 It is rare to find a born American who
cannot read and
FRep 11.535 3 ...the land and sea educate the people,
and bring out
presence of mind, self-reliance, and hundred-handed activity. These are
people for an emergency. They...can find a way out of any peril.
FRep 11.535 18 They who find America insipid-they for
and Paris have spoiled their own homes-can be spared to return to those
FRep 11.544 8 ...in seeing this felicity without
example that has rested on
the Union thus far, I find new confidence for the future.
FRep 11.544 17 ...the height of reason, the noblest
affection, the purest
religion will find their home in our institutions...
PLT 12.6 16 My belief in the use of a course of
philosophy is that the
student...shall come to know that in seeing and in no tradition he must
what truth is;...
PLT 12.7 12 Seek the literary circles...the men of
splendor, of bon-mots, will they afford me satisfaction? I think you
could not find a club of men
acute and liberal enough in the world.
PLT 12.20 26 ...a well-ordered mind brings to the study
of every new fact
or class of facts a certain divination of that which it shall find.
PLT 12.21 4 [A thought] comes single like a foreign
out its name, and it is related to a powerful and numerous family.
PLT 12.22 3 If man has organs...for reproduction and
love and care of his
young, you shall find all the same in the muskrat.
PLT 12.31 27 ...a dog has a sense that you have not, to
find the track of his
master or of a fox...
PLT 12.32 15 White huckleberries are so rare that in
miles of pasture you
shall not find a dozen.
PLT 12.32 16 White huckleberries are so rare that in
miles of pasture you
shall not find a dozen. But a girl who understands it will find you a
pint in a
quarter of an hour.
PLT 12.37 15 We find ourselves expressed in Nature, but
translate it into words.
PLT 12.46 25 All men know the truth, but what of that?
It is rare to find
one who knows how to speak it.
PLT 12.47 19 Sometimes the patience and love [of
intellectual men] are
rewarded by the chamber of power being at last opened; but sometimes
pass away dumb, to find it where all obstruction is removed.
PLT 12.51 5 You laugh at the monotones, at the men of
one idea, but if we
look nearly at heroes we may find the same poverty;...
PLT 12.52 10 ...because [men] know one thing, we defer
to them in
another, and find them really contemptible.
PLT 12.54 10 Nonsense will not keep its unreason if you
come into the
humorist's point of view, but unhappily we find it is fast becoming
PLT 12.55 9 The natural remedy against...this desultory
ours...is to substitute realism for sentimentalism; a certain
recognition of the
simple and terrible laws which...pervade and govern. You will say this
quite axiomatic and a little too true. I do not find it an agreed
PLT 12.62 5 The measure of mental health is the
disposition to find good
PLT 12.62 20 ...when a man says I hope, I find, I
think, he might properly
say, The human race, thinks or finds or hopes.
II 12.74 18 ...I believe it is true in the experience
of all men...that, for the
memorable moments of life, we were in them, and not they in us. How
entered into me, let them say if they can; for I have gone over all the
avenues of my flesh, and cannot find by which they entered, said Saint
Mem 12.94 14 You say the first words of the old song,
and I finish the line
and stanza. But where I have them, or what becomes of them when I am
thinking of them...never any man was so sharp-sighted, or could turn
himself inside out quick enough to find.
Mem 12.100 17 ...if [Newton] was asked why things were
so or so, he
could find the reason on the spot.
Mem 12.103 9 If we recall our own favorites, we shall
usually find that it is
for one crowning act or thought that we hold them dear.
Mem 12.109 5 In dreams a rush...of spending hours and
going through a
great variety of actions and companies, and when we start up and look
the watch, instead of a long night we are surprised to find it was a
CInt 12.124 2 ...the very highest advantage which a
young man of good
mind can meet is to find such a teacher.
CInt 12.126 25 ...here [in the college], if nowhere
else in the world, genius
should find its home;...
CInt 12.128 12 Now if there be genius in the
scholar...he is made to find
his own way.
CInt 12.128 14 ...[the scholar] will find teachers
CInt 12.129 17 Only bring a deep observer, and he will
make light of the
new shop or old cathedral...or new circumstances that afflict you. He
find the circumstances not altered;...
CInt 12.129 22 Bring the insight, and [the deep
observer] will find as many
beauties and heroes and astounding strokes of genius close by him as
Shakspeare or Aeschylus or Dante beheld.
CInt 12.129 27 You find the times and places mean.
CInt 12.130 17 Go sit with the Hermit in you, who knows
more than you
do. You will find life enhanced...
CInt 12.131 3 ...the examination for admission and the
degrees and honors may be lax in this college and severe in that, and
may find facilities, translations, syllabuses and tutors here or there
you through, but 't is very certain than an examination is yonder
CL 12.136 1 The nomads wander over vast territory, to
find their pasture.
CL 12.150 14 I think sometimes how many days could
Methuselah go out
and find something new!
CL 12.153 19 ...whenever we find a coast broken up into
bays and harbors, we find an instant effect on the intellect and the
industry of the people.
CL 12.153 20 ...whenever we find a coast broken up into
bays and harbors, we find an instant effect on the intellect and the
industry of the people.
CL 12.160 14 It does not need a barometer to find the
height of mountains. The line of snow is surer than the barometer;...
CW 12.175 18 I could not find it in my heart to chide
the citizen who
should ruin himself to buy a patch of heavy oak timber.
CW 12.176 9 ...if one is so happy as to find the
company of a true artist, he
is a perpetual holiday and benefactor...
CW 12.176 26 This is my ideal of the powers of wealth.
Find out what lake
or sea Agassiz wishes to explore, and offer to carry him there...
CW 12.177 4 This is my ideal of the power of wealth.
Find out...when Dr. Wyman wishes to find new anatomic structures or
Bost 12.186 9 What Vasari said...of the republican city
of Florence might
be said of Boston; that the desire for glory and honor is powerfully
generates by the air of that place...whereby...all labor by every means
foremost. We find no less stimulus in our native air;...
Bost 12.187 17 Astronomers come [to Paris] because
there they can find
apparatus and companions.
Bost 12.190 27 In our beautiful [Boston] bay...a good
boatman can easily
find his way for the first time to the State House...
Bost 12.191 4 In our beautiful [Boston] bay...a good
that Governor Carver had not better eyes than to stop on the Plymouth
Sands. But it took ten years to find this out.
Bost 12.198 1 I do not look to find in England better
manners than the best
manners here [in New England].
Bost 12.199 25 What should hinder that this
America...the firm shore hid
until...a man should be found who should sail steadily west fixty-eight
from the port of Palos to find it...should have its happy ports...
Bost 12.203 26 ...I do not find in our [New England]
people, with all their
education, a fair share of originality of thought;...
Bost 12.210 9 We praised the Puritans because we did
not find in ourselves
the spirit to do the like.
MAng1 12.213 3 Never did sculptor's dream unfold/ A
form which marble
doth not hold/ In its white block; yet it therein shall find/ Only the
secure and bold/ Which still obeys the mind./ Michael Angelo's Sonnets.
MAng1 12.216 18 It is a happiness to find...a soul at
intervals born to
behold and create only Beauty.
MAng1 12.221 20 Those who have never given attention to
the arts of
design are surprised that the artist should find so much to study in a
of such limited parts and dimensions as the human body.
MAng1 12.234 14 When [Michelangelo] was informed that
Paul IV. desired he should paint again the side of the chapel where the
Judgment was painted, because of the indecorous nudity of the figures,
replied, Tell the Pope that this is easily done. Let him reform the
he will find the pictures will reform themselves.
MAng1 12.234 18 [Michelangelo] saw clearly that if the
corrupt and vulgar
eyes that could see nothing but indecorum in his terrific prophets and
angels could be purified as his own were pure, they would only find
occasion for devotion in the same figures.
Milt1 12.262 3 ...[Milton] said...true eloquence I find
to be none but the
serious and hearty love of truth;...
Milt1 12.270 7 [Milton] told the Parliament that the
Lambeth House had been writ in Latin; for that our English...will not
find servile letters enow to spell such a dictatory presumption.
ACri 12.285 7 ...when I read of various extraordinary
understand fifty languages, I answer that I shall be glad and surprised
find that they know one.
ACri 12.291 7 As soon as you read aloud, you will find
ACri 12.291 9 As soon as you read aloud, you will find
drag. Blot them out, and read again, you will find the words that drag.
ACri 12.293 17 ...these cardinal rules of rhetoric find
best examples in the
ACri 12.294 25 We cannot find that anything in
[Shakespeare's] age was
more worth expression than anything in ours;...
ACri 12.305 2 A clear or natural expression by word or
deed is that which
we mean when we love and praise the antique. In society I do not find
ACri 12.305 4 ...when I come into the pastures, I find
MLit 12.317 25 There are...sentiments, which find no
aliment or language
for themselves on the wharves, in court, or market...
MLit 12.321 8 Here [in the First Book of Wordsworth's
The Excursion] was...a sure index where the subtle muse was about to
pitch her tent and
find the argument of her song.
MLit 12.323 15 To read [Goethe's] record is a frugality
of time, for you
shall find no word that does not stand for a thing...
MLit 12.324 19 This is the secret of that deep realism,
which went about
among all objects [Goethe] beheld, to find the cause why they must be
MLit 12.324 21 It was with [Goethe] a favorite task to
find a theory of
every institution, custom, art, work of art, which he observed.
MLit 12.330 17 I find there [in Wilhelm Meister] actual
men and women
even too faithfully painted.
WSL 12.340 16 ...when we remember [Landor's] rich and
ample page, wherein we are always sure to find free and sustained
thought...we wish to
thank a benefactor of the reading world.
Pray 12.351 12 In the Phaedrus of Plato, we find this
petition in the mouth
of Socrates: O gracious Pan!...grant that I may be beautiful within;...
Pray 12.352 25 ...O my Father...thou dost not steal my
time by foolishness. I always ask in my heart, where can I find thee?
Let 12.399 14 ...we should not know where to find in
literature any record
of so much unbalanced intellectuality...as our young men pretend to.
Let 12.399 23 ...in Theodore Mundt's account of
Hyperion, we were not a little struck with the following Jeremiad of
despair of Germany, whose tone is still so familiar that we were
mortified to find that it was written in 1799.
Let 12.404 2 Apathies and total want of work...never
will obtain any
sympathy if there is...an unweeded patch in the garden; not to mention
graver absurdity of a youth of noble aims who can find no field for his
energies, whilst the colossal wrongs of the Indian, of the Negro, of
emigrant, remain unmitigated...
Trag 12.405 21 Projects that once we laughed and leapt
to execute find us
now sleepy and preparing to lie down in the snow.
finder, n. (2)
OA 7.330 7 Time, yes, that is the finder...
Aris 10.40 11 ...if the finders of parallax, of new
planets, of steam power
for boat and carriage, the finder of sulphuric ether and the electric
telegraph...should keep their secrets...must not the whole race of
serve them as gods?
finders, n. (2)
Aris 10.40 6 If the finders of glass, gunpowder,
keep their secrets...must not the whole race of mankind serve them as
Aris 10.40 10 ...if the finders of parallax, of new
planets, of steam power
for boat and carriage...should keep their secrets...must not the whole
mankind serve them as gods?
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