Late to Lavoisier
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
late, adj. (57)
LE 1.160 22 Any history of philosophy fortifies my
faith, by showing me
that what high dogmas I had supposed were the...late fruit of a
culture...were the prompt improvisations of the earliest inquirers;...
MR 1.230 12 Had I waited a day longer to speak, I had
been too late.
MR 1.254 19 Have you not seen in the woods, in a late
autumn morning, a
poor fungus or mushroom...by its...gentle pushing, manage to break its
up through the frosty ground...
Hist 2.22 1 ...in these late and civil countries of
England and America these
propensities [Nomadism and Agriculture] still fight out the old
Prd1 2.229 2 ...what is more lonesome and sad than the
sound of a
whetstone or mower's rifle when it is too late in the season to make
Exp 3.75 19 It is very unhappy, but too late to be
helped, the discovery we
have made that we exist.
ET11 5.175 24 In France and in England, the nobles
were, down to a late
day, born and bred to war...
ET15 5.264 27 The late Mr. Walter was printer of The
ET16 5.278 25 We are not yet too late to learn much
more than is known of
this structure [Stonehenge].
ET16 5.280 13 We [Emerson and Carlyle] left the mound
the twilight...and coming back two miles to our inn we were met by
showers, and late as it was, men and women were out attempting to
their spread windrows.
ET16 5.290 21 William of Wykeham's shrine tomb was
unlocked for us, and Carlyle took hold of the recumbent statue's marble
hands and patted
them affectionately, for he rightly values the brave man who built
and this Cathedral and the School here and New College at Oxford. But
was growing late in the afternoon.
ET18 5.300 11 Down to a late day, marriages performed
by dissenters were
illegal [in England].
Wth 6.117 26 I remember in Warwickshire to have been
shown a fair
manor, still in the same name as in Shakspeare's time. The rent-roll I
told is some fourteen thousand pounds a year; but when the second son
the late proprietor was born, the father was perplexed how to provide
Ctr 6.140 22 We are always a little late.
Ctr 6.163 9 [The ancients] preferred the noble vessel
too late for the tide... to her companion borne into harbor with colors
flying and guns firing.
Ctr 6.164 21 ...these boys who now grow up are caught
not only years too
late, but two or three births too late, to make the best scholars of.
Ctr 6.164 22 ...these boys who now grow up are caught
not only years too
late, but two or three births too late, to make the best scholars of.
Bhr 6.177 22 In Siberia a late traveller found men who
could see the
satellites of Jupiter with their unarmed eye.
Bhr 6.183 5 It was said of the late Lord Holland that
he always came down
to breakfast with the air of a man who had just met with some signal
Wsp 6.209 23 In Italy, Mr. Gladstone said of the late
King of Naples, It has
been a proverb that he has erected the negation of God into a system of
CbW 6.258 26 A man of sense and energy, the late head
of the Farm
School in Boston Harbor, said to me, I want none of your good
me the bad ones.
SS 7.10 22 When a young barrister said to the late Mr.
Mason, I keep my
chamber to read law,--Read law! replied the veteran, 't is in the
you must read law.
WD 7.155 10 I, in my pleached garden, watched the
pomp,/ Forgot my
morning wishes, hastily/ Took a few herbs and apples, and the Day/
and departed silent. I, too late,/ Under her solemn fillet saw the
Cour 7.261 2 I am much mistaken if every man who went
to the army in
the late war had not a lively curiosity to know how he should behave in
Elo2 8.122 14 It is said that one of the best readers
in his time was the late
President John Quincy Adams.
Insp 8.285 5 ...at the right hour/ The lamp brings me
pious light,/ That it, instead of Aurora or Phoebus,/ May enliven my
quiet industry./ But they
left me lying in sleep/ Dull, and not to be enlivened,/ And after every
morning/ Followed unprofitable days./
Aris 10.42 8 The English nation down to a late age
inherited the reality of
the Northern stock.
Aris 10.45 10 ...the man's associations, fortunes,
love, hatred, residence, rank, the books he will buy, the roads he will
traverse are predetermined in
his organism. Men will need him, and he is rich and eminent by nature.
That man cannot be too late or too early.
Chr2 10.106 11 Our ancestors spoke continually of
angels and archangels
with the same good faith as they would have spoken of their own parents
their late minister.
Chr2 10.109 2 When once Selden had said that the
priests seemed to him to
be baptizing their own fingers, the rite of baptism was getting late in
Supl 10.172 8 ...[it] was similarly asserted of the
late Lord Jeffrey, at the
Scottish bar,-an attentive auditor declaring on one occasion after an
argument of three hours, that he had spoken the whole English language
three times over in his speech.
Prch 10.217 23 We are born too late for the old and too
early for the new
Prch 10.232 25 ...the gigantic evils which seem to us
so mischievous and
so incurable will at last end themselves and rid the world of their
presence, as all crime sooner or later must. But be that event for us
soon or late, we
are not excused from playing our short part in the best manner we
LLNE 10.335 7 In every public discourse there was
nothing left for the
indulgence of [Everett's] hearer, no marks of late hours and anxious,
EzRy 10.381 18 ...[Ezra Ripley's] father agreed with
the late Rev. Dr. Forbes of Gloucester...to fit Ezra for college...
EzRy 10.382 26 There were an unusually large number of
men in this [Harvard] class of 1776...the late learned Dr. Prince of
EzRy 10.386 17 Some of those around me will remember
one occasion of
severe drought in this vicinity, when the late Rev. Mr. Goodwin offered
relieve the Doctor [Ezra Ripley] of the duty of leading in prayer;...
EzRy 10.391 12 The late Dr. Gardiner, in a funeral
sermon on some
parishioner whose virtues did not readily come to mind, honestly said,
was good at fires.
MMEm 10.429 17 [God] communicates this our condition
waiting, or I [Mary Moody Emerson] should never perceive Him. Science,
Nature,-O, I 've yearned to open some page;-not now, too late.
Thor 10.461 12 [Thoreau] was...of light complexion,
with strong, serious
blue eyes, and a grave aspect,-his face covered in the late years with
Thor 10.463 6 ...[Thoreau] seemed the only man of
leisure in town, always
ready...for conversation prolonged into late hours.
HDC 11.84 24 Of late years, the growth of Concord has
LVB 11.90 16 ...notwithstanding the unaccountable
apathy with which of
late years the Indians have been sometimes abandoned to their enemies,
not to be doubted that it is the good pleasure and the understanding of
humane persons in the Republic...that they shall be duly cared for;...
EWI 11.106 16 Very unwilling had that great lawyer
[Lord Mansfield] been to reverse the late decisions [on slavery];...
EWI 11.127 27 ...when, in 1789, the first privy council
report of evidence
on the [slave] trade...was presented to the House of Commons, a late
being named for the discussion...Mr. Wilberforce, Mr. Pitt, the Prime
Minister, and other gentlemen, took advantage of the postponement to
into the country to read the report.
EWI 11.133 17 There is a scandalous rumor that has been
of late years...that members [of Congress] are bullied into silence by
FSLC 11.180 8 Every hour brings us from distant
quarters of the Union the
expression of mortification at the late events in Massachusetts...
FSLC 11.182 14 One intellectual benefit we owe to the
late disgraces [the
Fugitive Slave Law].
FSLC 11.213 11 ...the sting of the late disgraces [the
Fugitive Slave Law] is that this royal position of Massachusetts was
FSLN 11.239 8 There has come, too, one to whom lurking
warfare is dear, Retribution...limping, late in her arrival.
ACiv 11.311 1 ...it is not yet too late to begin the
ACiv 11.311 2 ...it is not yet too late to begin the
emancipation; but we
think it will always be too late to make it gradual.
Wom 11.419 13 ...perhaps it is because these people
[advocates of women'
s rights] have been deprived of...opportunities, such as they
they have been stung to say, It is too late for us...but, at least, we
that the whole race of women shall not suffer as we have suffered.
ChiE 11.471 9 All share the surprise and pleasure when
Oriental dynasty...suddenly steps into the fellowship of nations. This
auspicious event, considered in connection with the late innovations in
Japan, marks a new era...
FRO1 11.480 15 The soul of our late war...was, first,
the desire to abolish
slavery in this country...
II 12.89 1 The joy of knowledge, the late discovery
that the veil which hid
all things from him is really transparent...renew life for [a man].
Mem 12.104 15 ...when late in autumn we hear rarely a
they are sweet by reminding us of the spring.
late, adv. (15)
AmS 1.105 4 It is a mischievous notion that we are come
late into nature;...
MN 1.223 2 Who shall dare think he has come late into
the admirable stars of possibility...glittering...in the vast West?
Con 1.308 1 ...I have risen early and sat late...
SR 2.43 4 Nothing to [man] falls early or too late./
Comp 2.103 9 The specific stripes may follow late after
Fdsp 2.212 14 Late,--very late,--we perceive that no
be of any avail to establish us in such relations with [the noble] as
Exp 3.56 18 ...thou wert born to a whole and this story
is a particular? The
reason of the pain this discovery causes us (and we make it late in
works of art and intellect) is the plaint of tragedy which murmurs from
regard to persons, to friendship and love.
ET15 5.269 20 ...I read, among the daily announcements
[in the London
Times], one offering a reward of fifty pounds to any person who would
a nobleman, described by name and title, late a member of Parliament,
any county jail in England...
F 6.21 9 ...high over thought, in the world of morals,
Fate appears as
vindicator...always striking soon or late when justice is not done.
Ctr 6.155 15 There is a great deal of self-denial and
manliness in poor and
middle-class houses in town and country...that...works early and
Wsp 6.199 12 This is he men miscall Fate,/ Threading
dark ways, arriving
HDC 11.66 1 ...bounties of twenty shillings are given as
late as 1735, to
Indians and whites, for the heads of these animals [wolves and
EWI 11.121 3 ...in 1840 Sir Charles Metcalfe, the new
Jamaica, in his address to the Assembly expressed himself to that late
exasperated body in these terms...
FSLC 11.204 8 [Webster] adheres to the letter. Happily
he was born late,- after the independence had been declared, the Union
agreed to, and the
Mem 12.94 19 Late in life we live by memory...
lately, adv. (33)
MN 1.215 5 To every reform...early disgusts are
incident...so that [the
disciple]...hates the enterprise which lately seemed so fair...
Comp 2.94 3 I was lately confirmed in these desires [to
Compensation] by hearing a sermon at church.
Fdsp 2.197 21 Thou [my friend] hast come to me
Fdsp 2.216 7 It has seemed to me lately more possible
than I knew, to carry
a friendship greatly, on one side, without due correspondence on the
Chr1 3.105 23 Two persons lately...have given me
occasion for thought.
NR 3.233 18 It is a greater joy to see the author's
author, than himself. A
higher pleasure of the same kind I found lately at a concert, where I
hear Handel's Messiah.
ET1 5.13 8 When I rose to go, [Coleridge] said...I will
repeat some verses I
lately made on my baptismal anniversary...
ET4 5.44 17 ...Mr. Pickering, who lately in our
Expedition thinks he saw all the kinds of men that can be on the
planet, makes eleven [races].
ET8 5.135 10 Here [in England] was lately a
cross-grained miser [Joseph
Turner], odd and ugly...
ET10 5.154 11 I was lately turning over Wood's Athenae
ET11 5.182 20 An agriculturist bought lately the island
of Lewes, in
ET13 5.221 15 ...gentlemen lately testified in the
House of Commons that
in their lives they never saw a poor man in a ragged coat inside a
ET14 5.232 5 A strong common sense...marks the English
mind for a
thousand years; a rude strength newly applied to thought, as of sailors
soldiers who had lately learned to read.
WD 7.163 23 Tantalus...has been seen again lately.
OA 7.332 1 I have lately found in an old note-book a
record of a visit to ex-President
John Adams, in 1825...
Comc 8.166 1 Our brethren of New England use/ Choice
excuse,/ And hang the guiltless in their stead,/ Of whom the churches
less need;/ As lately happened, in a town/ Where lived a cobbler, and
one,/ That out of doctrine could cut use,/ And mend men's lives as well
PPo 8.252 20 [Hafiz] tells us, The angels in heaven
were lately learning his
Insp 8.285 18 ...the love-filled singers
[nightingales]/ Poured by night
before my window/ Their sweet melodies,-/ Kept awake my dear soul,/
Roused tender new longings/ In my lately touched bosom/...
Grts 8.305 11 Others find a charm...in the elements of
which the whole
world is made. These lately have stimulus to their study through the
extraordinary revelations of the spectroscope that the sun and the
are made in part or in whole of the same elements as the earth is.
Imtl 8.330 16 I was lately told of young children who
feel a certain terror at
the assurance of life without end.
MoL 10.251 9 I chanced lately to be at West Point...
MMEm 10.416 8 I [Mary Moody Emerson] felt, till above
old, as though Christianity were as necessary to the world as
existence;- was ignorant that it was lately promulged, or partially
LS 11.3 9 Without considering the frivolous questions
which have been
lately debated as to the posture in which men should partake of [the
Supper];...the questions have been settled differently in every
HDC 11.64 23 After the death of Rev. Mr. Estabrook, in
1711, it was
propounded at the [Concord] town-meeting, whether one of the three
gentlemen lately improved here in preaching...shall be now chosen in
work of the ministry?
FSLN 11.242 13 I listened, lately, on one of those
occasions when the
university chooses one of its distinguished sons returning from the
CPL 11.496 15 Our founder [of the Concord Library] has
found the many
admirable examples which have lately honored the country...
CPL 11.497 16 ...though [Papyrus] hardly grows now in
Egypt, where I
lately looked for it in vain, I always remember with satisfaction that
that venerable plant in 1833...
PLT 12.3 2 I have used such opportunity as I have had,
and lately in
London and Paris, to attend scientific lectures;...
PLT 12.22 23 How lately the hunter was the poor
II 12.83 4 The dream which lately floated before the
eyes of the French
nation-that every man shall do that which of all things he prefers, and
shall have three francs a day for doing that-is the real law of the
II 12.86 21 See the poor flies, lately so wanton, now
fixed to the wall or the
tree, exhausted and presently blown away.
ACri 12.299 21 ...the secret interior wits and hearts
of men take note of [Carlyle's History of Frederick II], not the less
surely. They have said
nothing lately in praise of the air, or of fire, or of the blessing of
yet, I suppose, they are sensible of these...
Pray 12.351 25 ...what led us to these remembrances [of
prayers] was the
happy accident which in this undevout age lately brought us acquainted
with two or three diaries...
latency, n. (2)
Exp 3.70 9 The ancients...exalted Chance into a
divinity; but that is to stay
too long at the spark, which glitters truly at one point, but the
warm with the latency of the same fire.
Chr2 10.97 4 Devout men...have used different images to
latent [moral] force;...all indicating its power and its latency.
latent, adj. (18)
SR 2.45 9 Speak your latent conviction...
Fdsp 2.208 1 Unrelated men...will never suspect the
latent powers of each.
Int 2.329 17 If we consider what persons have
stimulated and profited us, we shall perceive the superiority of the
spontaneous or intuitive principle
over the arithmetical or logical. The first contains the second, but
Pt1 3.7 4 ...the Universe has three children...which
reappear under different
names in every system of thought...but which we will call here the
Knower, the Doer and the Sayer. ... ...each of these three has the
power of the others
latent in him and his own, patent.
Chr1 3.89 22 ...somewhat resided in these men which
begot an expectation
that outran all their performance. The largest part of their power was
Chr1 3.102 4 Had there been something latent in the
man...we had watched
for its advent.
NER 3.279 16 If it were worth while to run into details
doctrine of the latent but ever soliciting Spirit, it would be easy to
illustration in particulars of a man's equality to the Church...
UGM 4.9 26 In the history of discovery, the ripe and
latent truth seems to
have fashioned a brain for itself.
CbW 6.264 25 The latent heat of an ounce of wood or
SS 7.13 4 ...this genial heat [of animal spirits] is
latent in all constitutions...
OA 7.324 3 All men carry seeds of all distempers
through life latent...
Comc 8.162 10 Men celebrate their perception of
halfness and a latent lie
by the peculiar explosions of laughter.
QO 8.180 18 ...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 latent, but real connection with our own
Dem1 10.9 20 ...[dreams] have a substantial truth. The
same remark may be
extended to the omens and coincidences which may have astonished us. Of
all it is true that the reason of them is always latent in the
Chr2 10.97 1 Devout men...have used different images to
latent [moral] force;...
SovE 10.183 10 There is a kind of latent omniscience
not only in every
man, but in every particle.
Shak1 11.452 3 There are periods fruitful of great men;
others, barren;, or, as the world is always equal to itself, periods
when the heat is latent,- others when it is given out.
II 12.69 14 ...the drop of blood has latent power and
later, adj. (49)
Hist 2.24 3 What is the foundation of that interest all
men feel in Greek
history...in all its periods from the Heroic or Homeric age down to the
domestic life of the Athenians and Spartans, four or five centuries
Hist 2.30 20 ...[the story of Prometheus] gives the
history of religion, with
some closeness to the faith of later ages.
SR 2.64 8 ...all later teachings are tuitions.
Lov1 2.170 24 He who paints [love] at the first period
will lose some of its
SwM 4.102 9 It seems that [Swedenborg] anticipated much
science of the
nineteenth century; anticipated...in magnetism, some important
and conclusions of later students;...
NMW 4.239 12 In his later days [Napoleon] had the
weakness of wishing
to add to his crowns and badges the prescription of aristocracy;...
NMW 4.243 19 In later years...[Napoleon's] respect for
mankind was not
ET1 5.6 16 I have a private letter from
[Greenough],--later, but respecting
the same period...
ET4 5.60 1 The early [Norse] Sagas are sanguinary and
piratical; the later
are of a noble strain.
ET4 5.66 18 The anecdote of the handsome captives which
found at Rome, A. D. 600, is matched by the testimony of the Norman
chroniclers, five centuries later...
ET6 5.113 22 [the dinner] is reserved to the end of the
day, the family-hour
being generally six, in London, and if any company is expected, one or
ET11 5.191 4 In later times, when the baron, educated
only for war, with
his brains paralyzed by his stomach, found himself idle at home, he
fat and wanton and a sorry brute.
ET14 5.243 23 The later English want the faculty of
Plato and Aristotle, of
grouping men in natural classes by an insight of general laws...
ET15 5.262 6 ...said Lord Mansfield to the Duke of
my words; you and I shall not live to see it, but this young gentleman
Eldon) may, or it may be a little later, but...these newspapers will
assuredly write the dukes of Northumberland out of their titles...
ET16 5.274 12 Art and high art is a favorite target for
[Carlyle's] wit. Yes, Kunst is a great delusion, and Goethe and
Schiller wasted a great deal of
good time on it:--and he thinks he discovers that old Goethe found this
out, and, in his later writings, changed his tone.
ET16 5.277 7 It was pleasant to see that just this
simplest of all simple
structures [Stonehenge]--two upright stones and a lintel laid
long outstood all later churches...
ET16 5.289 27 I think I prefer this church [Winchester
Cathedral] to all I
have seen, except Westminster and York. Here was Canute buried...and,
later, in his own church, William of Wykeham.
ET17 5.292 7 An equal good fortune attended many later
accidents of my
journey [in England]...
Ctr 6.164 12 The measure of a master is his success in
bringing all men
round to his opinion twenty years later.
DL 7.121 22 In many parts of true economy a cheering
lesson may be
learned from the mode of life and manners of the later Romans...
Boks 7.202 14 If we come down a little [in Greek
history] by natural steps
from the master to the disciples, we have, six or seven centuries
Platonists, who also cannot be skipped...
Boks 7.220 11 These are a few of the books which the
old and the later
times have yielded us...
Cour 7.265 21 The torments of martyrdoms are probably
most keenly felt
by the by-standers. The torments are illusory. The first suffering is
suffering, the later hurts being lost on insensibility.
Cour 7.272 25 The statue, the architecture, were the
later and inferior
creation of the same [Greek] genius.
PI 8.57 9 It costs the early bard little talent to
chant more impressively than
the later, more cultivated poets.
PI 8.68 11 ...many of our later books we have outgrown.
Imtl 8.331 16 [Both men] were men of intellect, and one
of them, at a later
period, gave to a friend this anecdote.
Edc1 10.140 1 How we envy in later life the happy
youths to whom their
boisterous games and rough exercise furnish the precise element which
frames and sets off their school and college tasks...
Edc1 10.142 22 There comes the period of the
imagination to each, a later
SovE 10.203 24 ...our later generation appears ungirt,
with the religions of the last or Calvinist age.
Plu 10.302 23 [Plutarch] has preserved for us a
multitude of precious
sentences...of authors whose books are lost; and these embalmed
fragments...have come to be proverbs of later mankind.
SlHr 10.448 2 [Samuel Hoar] had a huge respect for Mr.
Webster's ability... and a proportionately deep regret at Mr. Webster's
political course in his
Thor 10.454 17 Perhaps [Thoreau] fell into his way of
forecasting it much, but approved it with later wisdom.
Thor 10.479 9 A certain habit of antagonism defaced
writings,-a trick of rhetoric not quite outgrown in his later, of
for the obvious word and thought its diametrical opposite.
GSt 10.503 2 [George Stearns's] first donations were
of his later;...
HDC 11.32 11 ...on the 2d of September, 1635...leave to
begin a plantation
at Musketaquid was given to Peter Bulkeley, Simon Willard, and about
twelve families more. A month later, Rev. John Jones and a large number
settlers destined for the new town arrived in Boston.
HDC 11.39 7 As the season grew later, [the settlers of
Concord] felt its
HDC 11.85 20 Humble as is our village [Concord] in the
circle of later and
prouder towns that whiten the land, it has been consecrated by the
and activity of the purest men.
War 11.154 9 [Alexander's conquest of the East] brought
of the human race together,-to blows at first, but afterwards to truce,
trade, and to intermarriage. It would be very easy to show analogous
benefits that have resulted from military movements of later ages.
ACiv 11.299 6 ...the rude and early state of society
does not work well with
EPro 11.318 20 Life in America had lost much of its
attraction in the later
SMC 11.357 17 One of our later volunteers...said, I go
because I shall
always be sorry if I did not go when the country called me.
Wom 11.415 14 After the deification of Woman in the
Catholic Church, in
the sixteenth or seventeenth century...the Quakers have the honor of
first established, in their discipline, the equality of the sexes. It
is even more
perfect in the later sect of the Shakers...
Scot 11.463 21 In the face of the later novels, we
still claim that [Scott's] poetry is the delight of boys.
CPL 11.498 24 Peter Bulkeley sent his son John to the
first class that
graduated at Harvard College in 1642, and two sons to later classes.
PLT 12.12 5 ...he who who contents himself
with...recording only what
facts he has observed...follows...a system as grand as any other,
though he... only draws that arc which he clearly sees, or perhaps at a
later observation a
remote curve of the same orbit...
Mem 12.92 4 What was an isolated, unrelated belief or
conjecture, our later
experience instructs us how to place in just connection with other
which confirm and expand it.
Bost 12.194 12 Who can read the pious diaries of the
Englishmen in the
time of the Commonwealth and later, without a sigh that we write no
Milt1 12.254 13 ...no man in these later ages, and few
men ever, possessed
so great a conception of the manly character [as Milton].
later, adv. (59)
AmS 1.96 27 So is there...no event, in our private
history, which shall not, sooner or later...astonish us by soaring from
our body into the empyrean.
Con 1.325 6 Sooner or later all men will be my
YA 1.382 25 At least an economical success seemed
certain for the
enterprise [the Associations], and that agricultural association must,
or later, fix the price of bread...
Comp 2.126 15 The death of a dear friend, wife,
brother, lover, which
seemed nothing but privation, somewhat later assumes the aspect of a
Lov1 2.184 7 Cause and effect...the progressive,
idealizing instinct, predominate later...
Pt1 3.5 14 [The poet] is isolated among his
contemporaries by truth and by
his art, but with this consolation in his pursuits, that they will draw
sooner or later.
Exp 3.79 25 ...all things sooner or later fall into
Mrs1 3.132 4 The maiden at her first ball, the
countryman at a city dinner, believes that there is a ritual according
to which every act and compliment
must be performed, or the failing party must be cast out of this
presence. Later they learn that good sense and character make their own
UGM 4.11 1 There are advancements to numbers, anatomy,
architecture, astronomy, little suspected at first, when, by union with
intellect and will, they...reappear in conversation, character and
politics. But this comes later.
SwM 4.100 10 Later, [Swedenborg] resigned his office of
MoS 4.163 3 Some years later, I became acquainted with
English poet, John Sterling;...
ET5 5.75 7 Last of all the Norman or French-Dane
arrived [in England], and formally conquered, harried and ruled the
kingdom. A century later it
came out that the Saxon had the most bottom and longevity...
ET8 5.138 23 Our swifter Americans, when they first
deal with English, pronounce them stupid; but, later, do them justice
as people who wear
ET15 5.262 6 ...said Lord Mansfield to the Duke of
my words;...a little sooner or later, these newspapers will most
write the dukes of Northumberland out of their titles...
F 6.11 18 If, later, [these drones] give birth to some
the ancestors are gladly forgotten.
F 6.44 20 The truth is in the air, and the most
impressionable brain will
announce it first, but all will announce it a few minutes later.
SS 7.5 24 These conversations [with my friend] led me
somewhat later to
the knowledge of similar cases...
Farm 7.151 27 Later [the first planter] learns that his
planting is better than
Boks 7.202 7 The secret of the recent histories in
German and in English is
the discovery, owed first to Wolff and later to Boeckh, that the
Greek history of that period [Age of Pericles] must be drawn from
Demosthenes...and from the comic poets.
Clbs 7.229 8 Later, when books tire, thought has a more
Clbs 7.248 4 ...to a club met for conversation a supper
is a good basis, as
it...puts pedantry and business to the door. ...experienced
later, impart all that is singular in their experience.
OA 7.324 13 At fifty years, 't is said, afflicted
citizens lose their sick-headaches. I hope this hegira is not as
movable a feast as that one I annually
look for, when the horticulturists assure me that the rose-bugs in our
gardens disappear on the tenth of July; they stay a fortnight later in
OA 7.325 6 We live in youth amidst this rabble of
passions, quite too
tender, quite too hungry and irritable. Later, the interiors of mind
open, and supply grander motives.
PI 8.32 22 Later, the thought, the happy image which
expressed it and
which was a true experience of the poet, recurs to mind...
PI 8.48 21 ...the people liked an overpowering jewsharp
tune. Later they
like to transfer that rhyme to life...
PI 8.67 15 The ballad and romance work on the hearts of
heroic songs or lines are remembered and determine many practical
which they make later.
PI 8.75 9 Sooner or later that which is now life shall
SA 8.92 26 If you rise to frankness and generosity,
[people] will respect it
now or later.
SA 8.99 19 Manners first, then conversation. Later, we
see that as life was
not in manners, so it is not in talk.
QO 8.182 20 Later, when Confucius and the Indian
scriptures were made
known, no claim to monopoly of ethical wisdom [in Christianity] could
PC 8.213 20 Later, each European nation, after the
breaking up of the
Roman Empire, had its romantic era...
Insp 8.276 4 We must prize our own youth. Later, we
want heat to execute
Insp 8.294 3 We esteem nations important, until we
discover...later, that it
is not at last a few individuals, or any scared heroes...
Grts 8.301 10 I might call [the prize] completeness,
but that is later...
Dem1 10.8 26 In dreams I see [Rupert] engaged in
certain actions which
seem...out of all fitness. He is hostile...he is a poltroon. It turns
prophecy a year later.
SovE 10.192 7 The student discovers one day that he
lives in enchantment... and through this enchanted gallery he is led by
unseen guides to read and
learn the laws of Heaven. This discovery may come early,-sometimes in
the nursery...later in the school...
Prch 10.232 24 ...the gigantic evils which seem to us
so mischievous and
so incurable will at last end themselves and rid the world of their
presence, as all crime sooner or later must.
LLNE 10.330 6 The popular religion of our fathers had
severe shocks from the new times;...from the English philosophic
theologians...and then I should say much later from the slow but
extraordinary influence of Swedenborg;...
LLNE 10.335 24 In the pulpit Dr. Frothingham...had
already made us
acquainted...with the genius of Eichhorn's theologic criticism. And
Professor Norton a little later gave form and method to the like
the then infant Divinity School.
LLNE 10.343 25 ...The Dial...under the editorship of
Margaret Fuller, and
later of some other, enjoyed its obscurity for four years.
MMEm 10.400 21 Later, another aunt [of Mary Moody
Emerson], who had
become insane, was brought hither [to Malden] to end her days.
MMEm 10.402 14 [Mary Moody Emerson's] early reading was
Milton, Young, Akenside, Samuel Clarke, Jonathan Edwards, and always
the Bible. Later, Plato, Plotinus, Marcus Antoninus...
MMEm 10.411 11 In her solitude of twenty years, with
fewest books and
those only sermons, and a copy of Paradise Lost, without covers or
title-page, so that later, when she heard much of Milton and sought his
found it was her very book which she knew so well,-[Mary Moody
Emerson] was driven to find Nature her companion and solace.
MMEm 10.413 25 Later [Mary Moody Emerson] writes of her
in Malden: When I get a glimpse of the revolutions of nations...I
with great satisfaction that from all the ills suffered, in
childhood...I felt that
it was rather the order of things...
MMEm 10.416 9 Later [Mary Moody Emerson writes]: Could
I have those
hours in which in fresh youth I said, To obey God is joy, though there
no hereafter, I should rejoice, though returning to dust.
FSLN 11.244 22 The Anti-Slavery Society will add many
year. The Whig Party will join it; the Democrats will join it. The
of the free states will join it. I doubt not, at last, the slave states
will join it. But be that sooner or later...I hope we have reached the
end of our unbelief...
ALin 11.333 14 [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.
SMC 11.359 9 The army officers were welcome to their
jest on [George
Prescott]...later, as the colonel who got off his horse when he saw one
men limp on the march, and told him to ride.
SMC 11.365 26 This [old artillery] company, chiefly
recruited here [in
Concord], was later embodied in the Forty-Seventh Regiment,
SMC 11.371 6 After Gettysburg, the Thirty-second
Regiment saw hard
service...crossing the Rapidan, and suffering from such extreme cold, a
days later, at Mine Run, that the men were compelled to break rank and
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 11.453 15 The Pilgrims came to Plymouth in 1620.
The plays of
Shakspeare were not published until three years later.
Scot 11.464 4 ...I believe that many of those who read
[Scott's books] in
youth, when, later, they come to dismiss finally their school-days'
library, will make some fond exception for Scott as for Byron.
FRep 11.529 27 In this fact, that we are a nation of
individuals...and that on
such an organization sooner or later the moral laws must tell, to such
must speak,-in this is our hope.
FRep 11.534 19 In the planters of this country...the
conditions of the
country...forced them to a wonderful personal independence and to a
heroic planting and trading. Later this strength appeared in the
PLT 12.43 25 Our thoughts at first possess us. Later,
if we have good
heads, we come to possess them.
Mem 12.92 8 The old whim or perception was an augury of
insight, at which we arrive later with securer conviction.
MAng1 12.232 9 Sir Joshua Reynolds, two centuries
later, declared to the
British Institution, I feel a self-congratulation in knowing myself
such sensations as [Michelangelo] intended to excite.
Let 12.400 25 Full of love, talent and hope spring up
the darlings of the
muse among the Germans; some seven years later, and they flit about
lateral, adj. (1)
MN 1.196 7 ...as soon as [the grand inquisitor] probes
the crust, behold
gimlet, plumb-line, and philosopher take a lateral direction...
laterally, adv. (1)
MN 1.196 1 As our soils and rocks lie in strata...so do
all men's thinkings
Lateran Council, Fourth, n. (1)
LS 11.3 21 In the Fourth Lateran Council, it was decreed
that any believer
should communicate at least once in a year...
late-returning, adj. (1)
WD 7.160 23 Egypt...now, it is said, thanks Mehemet
Ali's irrigations and
planted forests for late-returning showers.
latest, adj. (15)
PNR 4.80 7 The publication, in Mr. Bohn's Serial
Library, of the excellent
translations of Plato...gives us an occasion...to add a bulletin, like
journals, of Plato at the latest dates.
ET1 5.4 5 ...my narrow and desultory reading had
inspired the wish to see
the faces of three or four writers,--Coleridge, Wordsworth, Landor,
DeQuincey, and the latest and strongest contributor to the critical
ET4 5.67 24 I apply to Britannia...the words in which
her latest novelist
portrays his heroine; She is as mild as she is game, and as game as she
ET5 5.95 23 The latest step was to call in the aid of
steam to agriculture [in
ET14 5.232 14 This homeliness, veracity and plain style
appear in the
earliest extant [English literary] works and in the latest.
ET16 5.273 9 It seemed a bringing together of extreme
points, to visit the
oldest religious monument in Britain in company with her latest
F 6.36 1 In the latest race, in man, every generosity,
every new perception... are certificates of advance out of fate into
Civ 7.24 17 The ship, in its latest complete equipment,
is an abridgment
and compend of a nation's arts...
Clbs 7.226 4 ...the staple of conversation is widely
unlike in its circles. Sometimes it is facts...sometimes it is love,
and makes the balm of our early
and of our latest days;...
QO 8.187 25 ...if we learn how old are...the alternate
lotus-bud and leaf-stem
of our iron fences,-we shall think very well of the first men, or ill
Supl 10.170 21 ...the great official...declared that he
should remember this
honor to the latest moment of his existence.
SlHr 10.444 1 Such was, in old age, the beauty of
[Samuel Hoar's] person
and carriage, as if the mind radiated, and made the same impression of
probity on all beholders. His beauty was pathetic and touching in these
HDC 11.70 2 ...we will...to the utmost of our power,
defend all our rights
inviolate to the latest posterity.
EPro 11.321 3 We confide that...as [Lincoln]...has
resisted the importunacy
of parties and of events to the latest moment, he will be as absolute
adhesion [to Emancipation].
RBur 11.439 6 ...I do not know by what untoward
accident it has chanced... that...it should fall to me, the worst
Scotsman of all, to receive your
commands, and at the latest hour too, to respond to the sentiment just
offered, and which indeed makes the occasion [the Burns Festival].
lathe, n. (1)
ACri 12.290 27 In the Hindoo mythology, Viswaharman
placed the sun on
his lathe to grind off some of his effulgence, and in this manner
to an eighth,-more was inseparable.
Latimer, Hugh, n. (7)
ET7 5.121 1 On the king's birthday, when each bishop was
offer the king a purse of gold, Latimer gave Henry VIII. a copy of the
Vulgate, with a mark at the passage, Whoremongers and adulterers God
ET13 5.216 19 Latimer, Wicliffe, Arundel...are the
democrats, as well as
the saints of their times.
ET14 5.233 27 A taste for plain strong speech...marks
the English. It is in
Alfred and the Saxon Chronicle and in the Sagas of the Northmen.
TPar 11.289 7 It was [Theodore Parker's] merit, like
Luther, Knox and
Latimer...to speak tart truth...
RBur 11.440 20 Not Latimer, nor Luther struck more
telling blows against
false theology than did this brave singer [Burns].
Bost 12.193 27 In our own age we are learning to look,
as on chivalry, at
the sweetness of that ancient piety which makes the genius of St.
Bernard, Latimer, Scougal...
ACri 12.296 11 Herrick is a remarkable example of the
low style. He is, therefore, a good example of the modernness of an old
English writer. So
Latimer, so Chaucer, so the Bible.
Latimer's, Hugh, n. (1)
TPar 11.284 13 ...[Theodore Parker's] periods fall on
you, stroke after
stroke,/ Like the blows of a lumberer felling an oak,/ You forget the
wholly, you 're thankful to meet/ With a preacher who smacks of the
and the street,/ And to hear, you 're not over-particular whence,/
Taylor's profusion, quite Latimer's sense./ Lowell, A Fable for
Latimers, n. (1)
ET13 5.220 13 ...the age...of the Latimers, Mores,
Latin, adj. (27)
LE 1.167 14 By Latin and English poetry we were born and
bred in an
oratorio of praises of nature...
Fdsp 2.211 14 There is at least this satisfaction in
crime, according to the
Latin proverb;--you can speak to your accomplice on even terms.
Prd1 2.237 16 The Latin proverb says, In battles the
eye is first overcome.
ShP 4.197 24 Chaucer, it seems, drew continually...from
Guido di Colonna, whose Latin romance of the Trojan war was in turn a
Dares Phrygius, Ovid and Statius.
GoW 4.282 20 In England and America, one may be an
adept in the
writings of a Greek or Latin poet, without any poetic taste or fire.
ET7 5.116 3 The Teutonic tribes have a national
singleness of heart, which
contrasts with the Latin races.
ET8 5.138 12 If anatomy is reformed according to
national tendencies, I
suppose the spleen will hereafter be found in the Englishman, not found
the American, and differencing the one from the other. I anticipate
anatomical discovery, that this organ will be found to be cortical and
caducous; that they are superficially morose, but at last
tender-hearted, herein differing from Rome and the Latin nations.
ET12 5.206 23 ...an Eton captain can write Latin longs
ET14 5.235 9 Mixture is a secret of the English island;
in their dialect, the
male principle is the Saxon, the female, the Latin;...
Ctr 6.142 14 You send [your boy] to the Latin class,
but much of his tuition
comes, on his way to school, from the shop-windows.
Wsp 6.218 4 As much love, so much mind, said the Latin
Civ 7.21 25 'T is wonderful how soon a piano gets into
a log hut on the
frontier. ... With it comes a Latin grammar...
WD 7.172 3 Kinde was the old English term,
which...filled only half the
range of our fine Latin word, with its delicate future tense,--natura,
Boks 7.204 10 I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German,
Italian...book, in the
original, which I can procure in a good version.
Suc 7.303 20 Lofn is as puissant a divinity in the
Norse Edda as...Eros in
the Greek, or Cupid in the Latin heaven.
Elo2 8.128 27 It is this wise mixture of good drill in
Latin grammar with
good drill in cricket, boating and wrestling, that is the boast of
Comc 8.168 24 ...according to Latin poetry and English
does nothing worse/ Than to make man ridiculous./
QO 8.196 11 ...Cardinal de Retz...described himself in
Edc1 10.147 10 It is better to teach the child
arithmetic and Latin grammar
than rhetoric or moral philosophy...
Plu 10.294 5 ...though [Plutarch] found or made friends
at Rome...he did
not know or learn the Latin language there;...
Plu 10.294 7 ...[Plutarch]...with one or two doubtful
quotes a Latin book;...
LLNE 10.332 12 [Everett's learning] was so coldly and
communicated...that, though nothing could be conceived beforehand less
attractive or indeed less fit for green boys...with their unripe Latin
Greek reading...this learning instantly took the highest place to our
EWI 11.108 10 Thomas Clarkson was a youth at Cambridge,
England, when the subject given out for a Latin prize dissertation was,
Is it right to
make slaves of others against their will?
Milt1 12.258 17 The form and the voice of Leonora
Baroni seemed to have
captivated [Milton] in Rome, and to her he addressed his Italian
Milt1 12.259 9 [Milton's] father's care, seconded by
his own endeavor, introduced him to a profound skill in all the
treasures of Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Italian tongues;...
Milt1 12.263 8 [Milton] tells us, in a Latin poem, that
the lyrist may
indulge in wine and in a freer life;...
Milt1 12.268 6 ...[Milton]...devoted much of his time
to the preparing of a
Latin, n. (19)
OS 2.279 7 In my dealing with my child, my Latin and
NER 3.258 19 Once...Latin and Greek had a strict
relation to all the science
and culture there was in Europe...
NER 3.258 27 ...the Good Spirit never cared for the
colleges, and though
all men and boys were now drilled in Latin, Greek and Mathematics, it
quite left these shells high and dry on the beach...
NER 3.259 6 Four, or six, or ten years, the pupil is
parsing Greek and
NER 3.259 20 Some intelligent persons said or thought,
Is that Greek and
Latin some spell to conjure with...
NER 3.259 26 ...[some intelligent persons] jumped the
Greek and Latin, and read law, medicine, or sermons, without it.
SwM 4.111 12 ...[Swedenborg] has at last found a pupil
in Mr. Wilkinson... who has restored his master's buried books to the
day, and tranferred them... from their forgotten Latin into English...
MoS 4.165 2 In [Montaigne's] times, books were written
to one sex only, and almost all were written in Latin;...
ET4 5.60 19 [The Normans] had lost their own language
and learned the
Romance or barbarous Latin of the Gauls...
ET12 5.206 20 The effect of this drill [at Oxford] is
the radical knowledge
of Greek and Latin and of mathematics...
ET14 5.235 5 The [English] children and laborers use
the Saxon unmixed. The Latin unmixed is abandoned to the colleges and
ET14 5.237 25 The manner in which [the English] learned
Greek and Latin, before our modern facilities were yet
ready;...required a more robust
memory, and cooperation of all the faculties;...
Elo2 8.128 12 This unmanliness [lack of eloquence] is
so common a result
of our half-education,--teaching a youth Latin and metaphysics and
history... that I wish his guardians to consider that they are thus
preparing him to play
a contemptible part when he is full-grown.
Plu 10.294 22 ...[Plutarch's] Lives were translated and
printed in Latin, thence into Italian, French and English, more than a
century before the
original Works were yet printed.
CInt 12.128 19 ...if the Latin, Greek, Algebra or Art
were in the parents, it
will be in the children...
Milt1 12.269 26 [Milton] preferred his own English...to
Milt1 12.270 5 [Milton] told the Parliament that the
Lambeth House had been writ in Latin;...
ACri 12.286 6 Luther said, I preach coarsely; that
giveth content to all. Hebrew, Greek and Latin I spare, until we
learned ones come together...
ACri 12.288 4 The short Saxon words with which the
themselves are better than Latin.
Latin School, n. (2)
SL 2.133 5 The regular course of studies...have not
yielded me better facts
than some idle books under the bench at the Latin School.
Bhr 6.195 7 Here is a lesson which I brought along with
me in boyhood
from the Latin School...
Latinity, n. (1)
Milt1 12.250 2 The Defence of the People of England, on
which [Milton's] contemporary fame was founded, is, when divested of
its pure Latinity, the
worst of [Milton's] works.
latitude, n. (16)
MN 1.205 8 Who would value any number of miles of
bounded by lines of latitude and longitude?
YA 1.367 18 We have twenty degrees of latitude wherein
to choose a seat...
Hist 2.27 6 ...when a truth that fired the soul of
Pindar fires mine, time is no
more. When I feel that we two meet in a perception...why should I
degrees of latitude...
SL 2.151 4 ...only that soul can be my friend which I
encounter on the line
of my own march, that soul [which]...native of the same celestial
latitude, repeats in its own all my experience.
Pt1 3.9 15 [A recent writer of lyrics] does not stand
out of our low
limitations, like a Chimborazo under the line...with belts of the
every latitude on its high and mottled sides;...
Exp 3.78 13 ...every man thinks a latitude safe for
himself which is nowise
to be indulged to another.
PNR 4.87 22 [Plato] kindled a fire so truly in the
centre that we see the
sphere illuminated, and can distinguish poles, equator and lines of
ET3 5.38 15 The climate [in England] is warmer by many
degrees than it is
entitled to by latitude.
ET14 5.259 4 Might I [Warren Hastings]...venture to
prescribe bounds to
the latitude of criticism, I should exclude...all rules drawn from the
or modern literature of Europe...
ET16 5.281 26 [Stukeley] finds that the cursus on
Salisbury Plain stretches
across the downs like a line of latitude upon the globe...
Wth 6.96 22 We are all richer for the measurement of a
degree of latitude
on the earth's surface.
PI 8.49 24 Rhyme is a pretty good measure of the
latitude and opulence of
Aris 10.39 4 I wish catholic men, who by their science
and skill are at
home in every latitude and longitude...
CSC 10.374 10 The singularity and latitude of the
summons [to the
Chardon Street Convention] drew together...men of every shade of
Bost 12.189 16 The [Massachusetts Bay]
territory...extended from the 40th
to the 48th degree of north latitude...
Bost 12.196 13 New England lies in the cold and hostile
latitudes, n. (10)
Hist 2.22 25 A man of rude health and flowing
spirits...lives in his wagon
and roams through all latitudes as easily as a Calmuc.
Nat2 3.169 8 There are days which occur in this
climate...when, in these
bleak upper sides of the planet, nothing is to desire that we have
the happiest latitudes...
UGM 4.12 27 ...every man, inasmuch as he has any
science,--is a definer
and map-maker of the latitudes and longitudes of our condition.
Ctr 6.147 11 ...nature has put fruits apart in
Supl 10.166 23 How impatient we are, in these northern
looseness and intemperance in speech!
MMEm 10.433 7 It is essential to the safety of every
mackerel fisher that
latitudes and longitudes should be astronomically ascertained;...
Thor 10.468 26 I think [Thoreau's] fancy for referring
everything to the
meridian of Concord did not grow out of any ignorance or depreciation
other longitudes or latitudes...
FRep 11.522 8 [The American] sits secure in the
possession of his vast
domain...and feels the security that there can be no famine in a
reaching through so many latitudes...
latitudinarian, adj. (1)
LLNE 10.366 5 ...the most punctilious in some
latitudinarian in others.
latter, adj. (9)
Hsm1 2.245 22 The Roman Martius has conquered
Athens,--all but the
invincible spirits of Sophocles, the duke of Athens, and Dorigen, his
wife. The beauty of the latter inflames Martius...
Pt1 3.3 22 We were put into our bodies...but there is
no accurate adjustment
between the spirit and the organ, much less is the latter the
NER 3.285 17 ...that is ever the difference between the
wise and the
unwise: the latter wonders at what is unusual, the wise man wonders at
ShP 4.208 18 Read the antique documents extricated,
compared by the assiduous Dyce and Collier, and now read one of
[Shakespeare's] skyey sentences...and tell me...if the former account
manner for the latter;...
ET3 5.34 5 Alfieri thought Italy and England the only
living in;...the latter because art conquers nature...
ET5 5.85 26 [The Englishmen's] military science
propounds that if the
weight of the advancing column is greater than that of the resisting,
latter is destroyed.
Bhr 6.194 18 There is a stroke of magnanimity in the
Bonaparte with his brother Joseph, when the latter was King of Spain...
PI 8.54 9 The difference between poetry and stock
poetry is this, that in the
latter the rhythm is given and the sense adapted to it; while in the
the sense dictates the rhythm.
MMEm 10.409 21 [Mary Moody Emerson writes] To live to
rather than pleasure (the latter so delicious) seems the spider-like
of my being on earth...
latter, n. (1)
Dem1 10.18 5 ...[the demonaical property]...forms in the
transverse element, so that the former may be called the warp, the
lattice, n. (1)
Insp 8.285 10 When now the Spring stirred,/ I said to
the nightingales:/ Dear nightingales, trill/ Early, O, early before my
lattice,/ Wake me out of
the deep sleep/ Which mightily chains the young man./
Laud, William, n. (3)
ET12 5.201 25 [Oxford] is still governed by the statutes
LS 11.4 10 In the Church of England, Archbishops Laud
maintained that the elements [of the Lord's Supper] were an Eucharist,
sacrifice of Thanksgiving to God;...
HDC 11.31 4 The best friend the Massachusetts colony
Archbishop Laud in England.
laudable, adj. (2)
LLNE 10.349 14 [Brisbane's plan]...wove its large
Ptolemaic web of cycle
and epicycle, of phalanx and phalanstery, with laudable assiduity.
Milt1 12.256 9 [Milton] declared that he who would
aspire to write well
hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem;...
laudation, n. (1)
SR 2.86 24 It is curious to see the periodical disuse
and perishing of means
and machinery which were introduced with loud laudation a few years or
laudatory, adj. (1)
Hist 2.7 17 A true aspirant therefore never needs look
for allusions personal
and laudatory in discourse.
laugh, n. (3)
ET8 5.135 12 Here [in England] was lately a
cross-grained miser [Joseph
Turner]...resembling in countenance the portrait of Punch with the
PPo 8.256 24 Accept whatever befalls; uncover thy brow
from thy locks;/ Never to me nor to thee was option imparted;/ Neither
endurance nor truth
belongs to the laugh of the rose./
AgMs 12.359 22 [Edmund Hosmer's] laugh rings with the
hilarity of a child;...
laugh, v. (17)
LE 1.156 24 Men looked...that nature...should reimburse
itself by a brood
of Titans, who should laugh and leap in the continent...
MR 1.230 9 That fancy [the scholar] had, and hesitated
to utter because you
would laugh,-the broker, the attorney, the market-man are saying the
Hsm1. 2.252 26 ...the little man takes the great hoax
[the world] so
innocently...that the great soul cannot choose but laugh at such
Exp 3.50 23 Who cares what sensibility or
discrimination a man has at
some time shown...if he laugh and giggle?...
ET1 5.23 4 This recitation [of his sonnets by
Wordsworth] was so unlooked
for and surprising...that I at first was near to laugh;...
ET13 5.221 24 The torpidity on the side of religion of
the vigorous English
understanding shows how much wit and folly can agree in one brain.
religion is a quotation;...and any examination is interdicted with
terror. In good company you expect them to laugh at the fanaticism of
vulgar; but they do not; they are the vulgar.
ET14 5.255 2 [The English] parry earnest speech with
banter and levity; they laugh you down, or they change the subject.
Bhr 6.182 4 Beware you don't laugh, said the wise
mother, for then you
show all your faults.
Clbs 7.234 11 We know beforehand that yonder man must
think as we do. Has he not two hands,--two feet,--hair and nails? Does
he not eat,--bleed,-- laugh,--cry?
SA 8.87 11 ...[Lord Chesterfield] says, I am sure that
since I had the use of
my reason, no human being has ever heard me laugh.
SA 8.98 3 True wit never made us laugh.
Comc 8.156 1 And if I laugh at any mortal thing/ 't is
that I may not weep./ Byron.
Aris 10.54 8 The more familiar examples of this power
[of eloquence] certainly are those...who think, and paint, and laugh,
and weep, in their
Prch 10.221 13 The understanding...because it has found
which the sentiment of veneration is attached, sneers at veneration; so
analysis has run to seed in unbelief. There is no faith left. We laugh
hiss, pleased with our power in making heaven and earth a howling
War 11.157 8 ...trade...gives the parties the knowledge
that these enemies
over sea or over the mountain are such men as we; who laugh and
grieve... as we do.
PLT 12.51 3 You laugh at the monotones, at the men of
PLT 12.54 12 Nonsense will not keep its unreason if you
come into the
humorist's point of view, but unhappily we find it is fast becoming
sense, and we must flee again into the distance if we would laugh.
laughable, adj. (3)
Pol1 3.215 2 ...any laws but those which men make for
Comc 8.173 16 We do nothing that is not laughable
whenever we quit our
War 11.161 24 That the project of peace should appear
visionary to great
numbers of sensible men; should appear laughable even, to numbers;...is
laughed, v. (4)
DSA 1.138 2 [The preacher] had no one word intimating
that he had
laughed or wept...
Hist 2.31 25 The philosophical perception of identity
mutations of form makes [man] know the Proteus. What else am I who
laughed or wept yesterday, who slept last night like a corpse, and this
morning stood and ran?
Grts 8.303 25 There is somewhat in the true scholar
which he cannot be
laughed out of...
Trag 12.405 20 Projects that once we laughed and leapt
to execute find us
now sleepy and preparing to lie down in the snow.
laughing, adj. (1)
Aris 10.62 17 In the best parlors of modern society [the
find the laughing devil...
laughing, v. (1)
Comc 8.173 3 Chodscha answered [Timur], If thou hast
only seen thy face
once, at at once seeing hast not been able to contain thyself, but hast
wept, what should we do,--we who see thy face every day and night? If
not, who should weep? Therefore have I wept. Timur almost split his
laughingly, adv. (1)
QO 8.187 4 Antiphanes, one of Plato's friends,
laughingly compared his
writings to a city where the words froze in the air as soon as they
laughs, v. (2)
HDC 11.27 8 Earth laughs in flowers, to see her boastful
boys/ Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs.
ACri 12.297 18 ...[Carlyle] talks flexibly...in loud
emphasis, in undertones, then laughs till the walls ring, then calmly
laughter, n. (29)
Exp 3.80 20 How long before our masquerade will end its
tambourines, laughter and shouting...
Chr1 3.100 6 Our houses ring with laughter and personal
gossip, but it helps little.
NMW 4.258 24 As long as our civilization is essentially
one of property...it
will be mocked by delusions. Our riches will leave us sick; there will
bitterness in our laughter...
ET14 5.246 17 Dickens...with pathos and
laughter...writes London tracts.
F 6.26 17 The world of men show like a comedy without
F 6.37 25 [Man's] food is cooked when he arrives;...his
arrived...awaiting him with...laughter...
Wth 6.88 11 ...[nature]...takes away warmth, laughter,
sleep, friends and
daylight, until [a man] has fought his way to his own loaf.
Elo1 7.65 13 Him we call an artist...who, seeing the
draw them, when he will, to laughter and to tears.
Boks 7.216 20 We are [in the novel] cheated into
laughter or wonder by
feats which only oddly combine acts that we do every day.
Boks 7.219 20 [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.
SA 8.86 26 ...what a seneschal and detective is
Res 8.148 4 What can a poor truckman, who is hired to
groan and to hiss, do, when the orator shakes him into convulsions of
laughter so that he
cannot throw his egg?
Comc 8.157 10 ...it is in comparing fractions with
essential integers or
wholes that laughter begins.
Comc 8.158 2 ...the break of continuity in the
intellect, is comedy, and it
announces itself physically in the pleasant spasms we call laughter.
Comc 8.159 18 We have a primary association between
this [human] form. But the facts that occur when actual men enter do
make good this anticipation; a discrepancy which is at once detected by
intellect, and the outward sign is the muscular irritation of laughter.
Comc 8.160 10 ...[the man of the world's] eye wandering
the rule to the crooked, lying, thieving fact, makes the eyes run over
Comc 8.162 11 Men celebrate their perception of
halfness and a latent lie
by the peculiar explosions of laughter.
Comc 8.164 4 ...the occasion of laughter is some
seeming, some keeping of
the word to the ear and eye, whilst it is broken to the soul.
Comc 8.173 22 We must learn by laughter, as well as by
tears and terrors;...
Comc 8.174 6 When Carlini was convulsing Naples with
laughter, a patient
waited on a physician in that city, to obtain some remedy for excessive
Imtl 8.333 2 All laughter at man is bitter...
Dem1 10.4 16 ...[in dreams] we seem...cheated by
spectral jokes and
waking suddenly with ghastly laughter...
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...
Carl 10.489 17 ...just suppose Hugh Whelan (the
gardener) had found
leisure enough in addition to all his daily work to read Plato and
Shakspeare, Augustine and Calvin, remaining Hugh Whelan all the time,
should talk scornfully of all this nonsense of books that he had been
bothered with, and you shall have just the tone and talk and laughter
Carl 10.495 10 In proportion to the peals of laughter
amid which [Carlyle] strips the plumes of a pretender...does he worship
whatever enthusiasm, fortitude, love or other sign of a good nature is
in a man.
FSLN 11.228 17 ...if the reporters say true,
[Webster's] wretched atheism
found some laughter in the company.
ACri 12.293 26 I do not mean that
[Shakespeare]...exults in bringing the
street itself, uproarious with laughter and animal joy, on the scene...
PPr 12.391 8 We have never had anything in literature
so like earthquakes
as the laughter of Carlyle.
PPr 12.391 10 [Carlyle's laughter] is like the laughter
of the Genii in the
launch, v. (3)
Nat2 3.184 9 It is not enough that we should have
matter, we must also
have a single impulse, one shove to launch the mass and generate the
harmony of the centrifugal and centripetal forces.
WD 7.167 15 Hesiod wrote a poem which he called Works
and Days... instructing the husbandman...when to gather wood, when the
launch his boat in security from storms...
PI 8.52 3 With...the first strain of a song,
we...launch on the sea of ideas
launched, v. (3)
Elo2 8.109 13 Self-centred; when [the patriot] launched
the genuine word/
It shook or captivated all who heard/...
Schr 10.277 25 It is excellent when the individual is
ripened to that degree
that he touches both the centre and the circumference, so that
the contemplation of the fact in pure intellect, with the total
the intellect into energy; Jove, and the thunderbolt launched from his
Milt1 12.268 1 [Milton] returned into his
revolutionized country, and
assumed an honest and useful task, by which he might serve the state
daily... whilst he launched from time to time his formidable bolts
enemies of liberty.
launches, v. (1)
PC 8.228 21 The affections are the wings by which the
on the void...
launching, v. (1)
II 12.77 12 ...all beauty of discourse or of manners
lies in launching on the
thought, and forgetting ourselves;...
laundry, n. (1)
CbW 6.247 6 [Fine society] renders the service of a
perfumery or a
Lauraguais, Comte de, n. (1)
ET5 5.94 18 The French Comte de Lauraguais said, No
fruit ripens in
England but a baked apple;...
laureate, adj. (1)
PI 8.54 5 Poetry will never be a simple means, as
when...laureate odes on
state occasions are written.
laureate, n. (1)
Plu 10.318 15 ...wherever the Cid is relished, the
legends of...Bonaparte, and Walter Scott's Chronicles in prose or
verse,-there will Plutarch...sit
as...laureate of the ancient world.
laurel, adj. (3)
Comp 2.92 7 Laurel crowns cleave to deserts/...
Pt1 3.35 24 When some of [Swedenborg's] angels affirmed
a truth, the
laurel twig which they held blossomed in their hands.
Boks 7.200 18 [Plutarch's] memory is like the Isthmian
are stimulated and recruited...by the passing of fillets, parsley and
wreaths, chariots, armor, sacred cups and utensils of sacrifice.
Laurel Hill, Virginia, n. (1)
SMC 11.371 16 On the twelfth [of May], at Laurel Hill,
the [Thirty-second] regiment had twenty-one killed and seventy-five
laurel, n. (9)
Exp 3.69 10 Nature will not spare us the smallest leaf
NER 3.275 13 ...a naval and military honor...the laurel
of poets...have this
lustre for each candidate that they enable him to walk erect and
in the presence of some persons before whom he felt himself inferior.
SwM 4.144 17 [Swedenborg's] laurel so largely mixed
with cypress, a
charnel-breath so mingles with the temple incense, that boys and maids
shun the spot.
GoW 4.272 19 Still [Goethe] is a poet,--poet of a
prouder laurel than any
GoW 4.278 16 ...those who begin [Goethe's Wilhelm
Meister] with the
higher hope to read in it a worthy history of genius, and the just
the laurel to its toils and denials, have also reason to complain.
Ctr 6.164 7 What forests of laurel we bring...to those
who stood firm
against the opinion of their contemporaries!
Imtl 8.325 19 [The Greek] adorned death, brought
wreaths of parsley and
MMEm 10.429 25 ...I [Mary Moody Emerson] am resigned to
nothing, never expect a palm, a laurel, hereafter.
EurB 12.365 21 [Wordsworth's] are such verses as in a
just state of culture
should be vers de societe, such as every gentleman could write but none
would think...of claiming the poet's laurel on their merit.
laurel-leaves, n. (1)
HDC 11.76 27 We will not hide your [veterans of the
battle of Concord's] honorable gray hairs under perishing
laurelled, adj. (1)
DL 7.105 2 On the strongest shoulders [the child] rides,
and pulls the hair
of laurelled heads.
laurels, n. (7)
NER 3.275 26 Is [a man's] ambition pure? then will his
laurels and his
possessions seem worthless...
UGM 4.31 26 Fair play and an open field and freshest
laurels to all who
have won them!
Civ 7.22 3 'T is wonderful how soon a piano gets into a
log hut on the
frontier. ... With it comes a Latin grammar,--and one of those tow-head
boys has written a hymn on Sunday. Now let colleges, now let senates
heed! for here is one who opening these fine tastes on the basis of the
pioneer's iron constitution, will gather all their laurels in his
DL 7.121 17 The angels that dwell with [the eager,
blushing boys] and are
weaving laurels of life for their youthful brows, are Toil and Want...
DL 7.122 16 I honor that man whose ambition it is, not
to win laurels in the
state or the army...but to be a master of living well...
Suc 7.302 6 Ah! if one could...find the day and its
cheap means contenting, which only ask receptivity in you, and no
strained exertion and cankering
ambition, overstimulating...to have distinction and laurels and
SMC 11.375 12 I am sure I need not bespeak your
gratitude to these fellow
citizens and neighbors of ours [veterans of the Civil War]. I hope they
be content with the laurels of one war.
Laurentian, adj. (1)
MAng1 12.243 22 Here [in Florence] is the church, the
Laurentian library, [Michelangelo] built.
Lauriat, George, n. (1)
SMC 11.368 13 ...at Fredericksburg...Lieutenant-Colonel
expressed his satisfaction at his comrades, now and then
names: Bowers, Shepard and Lauriat are as brave as lions.
laurus benzoin, n. (1)
CL 12.162 8 Where is the Norway pine...where the
Lavater, Johann Kaspar, n. (2)
Bhr 6.181 25 The sculptor and Winckelmann and Lavater
will tell you how
significant a feature is the nose;...
MLit 12.328 4 What [Goethe] said of Lavater, may
truelier said of him, that it was fearful to stand in the presence of
one before whom all the
boundaries within which Nature has circumscribed our being were laid
Lavater's, Johann Kaspar, n (1)
LLNE 10.337 10 [The eagerness for reform] appeared in
the popularity of
Lavater's Physiognomy, now almost forgotten.
lavender, n. (2)
PI 8.72 17 Music seems to you sufficient, or the subtle
and delicate scent of
AKan 11.259 26 Manifest Destiny, Democracy, Freedom,
fine names for
an ugly thing. They call it otto of rose and lavender,-I call it
Lavengro [George Borrow], n (1)
SA 8.84 9 In Borrow's Lavengro, the gypsy instantly
detects, by his
companion's face and behavior, that some good fortune has befallen
lavish, adj. (3)
ET18 5.301 6 The foreign policy of England, though
ambitious and lavish
of money, has not often been generous or just.
Elo1 7.78 26 The confidence of men in [Caesar] is
PI 8.50 2 Now try Spenser, Marlowe, Chapman, and
see...how rich and
lavish their profusion.
lavish, v. (1)
Bty 6.282 21 Bugs and stamens and spores, on which we
lavish so many
years, are not finalities;...
lavished, v. (1)
HCom 11.340 1 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./
lavishly, adv. (3)
Exp 3.51 23 We see young men who owe us a new world, so
lavishly they promise, but they never acquit the debt;...
PPo 8.242 6 Firdusi...has written in the Shah Nameh the
Kaus, in whose palace...gold and silver and precious stones were used
lavishly that in the brilliancy produced by their combined effect,
day appeared the same;...
AKan 11.257 4 I think we are to give largely, lavishly,
to these [Kansas] men.
Lavoisier, Antoine, n. (1)
SR 2.79 13 If [a new mind] prove a mind of uncommon
power...a Lavoisier...it imposes its classification on other men...
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