Leather to Leg
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
leather, adj. (1)
ACri 12.302 7 Shakspeare says, A plague of opinion; a
man can wear it on
both sides, like a leather jerkin.
leather, n. (7)
ET5 5.84 2 [The English] apply themselves...to fishery,
to manufacture of
indispensable staples,--salt, plumbago, leather, wool, glass, pottery
ET5 5.89 4 [The English] spend largely on their fabric,
and await the slow
return. Their leather lies tanning seven years in the vat.
ET10 5.166 26 Man...is ever...adapting some secret of
his own anatomy in
iron, wood and leather to some required function in the work of the
Wth 6.95 18 The Persians say, 'T is the same to him who
wears a shoe, as
if the whole earth were covered with leather.
EWI 11.141 4 Mr. Clarkson, early in his career, made a
African productions and manufactures, as specimens of the arts and
of the negro; comprising cloths and loom...leather, glass, dyes...
FSLN 11.227 12 [The Fugitive Slave Law] was the
question whether man
shall be treated as leather?...
Bost 12.196 17 New England lies in the cold and hostile
latitude, which by
shutting men up in houses and tight and heated rooms a large part of
year, and then again shuttng up the body in flannel and leather,
human being in some degree of his relations to external nature;...
leathern, adj. (4)
Comp 2.107 22 The poets related that stone walls and
iron swords and
leathern thongs had an occult sympathy with the wrongs of their
SwM 4.142 27 ...when [Behmen] asserts that, in some
sort, love is greater
than God, his heart beats so high that the thumping against his
is audible across the centuries.
SS 7.13 3 Before [animal spirits] what a base mendicant
is Memory with
his leathern badge!
Boks 7.191 27 In a library we are surrounded by many
hundreds of dear
friends, but they are imprisoned by an enchanter in these paper and
leave, n. (28)
DSA 1.147 5 We mark with light in the memory the few
have had...with souls...that gave us leave to be what we inly were.
LE 1.165 24 The vision of genius comes by...giving
leave and amplest
privilege to the spontaneous sentiment.
Comp 2.94 27 Is it that [the good] are to have leave to
pray and praise, to
love and serve men? Why, that they can do now.
Fdsp 2.192 25 We talk better [with the commended
stranger] than we are
wont. We have...a richer memory, and our dumb devil has taken leave for
Hsm1 2.246 4 Valerius. Bid thy wife farewell./ Soph.
No, I will take no
Int 2.343 11 Silence is a solvent that destroys
personality, and gives us
leave to be great and universal.
Exp 3.56 2 How strongly I have felt of pictures that
when you have seen
one well, you must take your leave of it;...
Mrs1 3.132 19 ...we excuse in a man many sins if he
will show us a
complete satisfaction in his position, which asks no leave to be, of
any man's good opinion.
UGM 4.14 13 Cecil's saying of Sir Walter Raleigh, I
know that he can toil
terribly, is an electric touch. So are Clarendon's portraits,--of
Falkland, who was so severe an adorer of truth, that he could as easily
given himself leave to steal, as to dissemble.
MoS 4.180 25 [Some minds] may well give themselves
leave to speculate, for they are secure of a return.
ET1 5.10 9 From London...I went to Highgate, and wrote
a note to Mr. Coleridge, requesting leave to pay my respects to him.
ET13 5.217 7 [The English Church]...has coupled itself
with the almanac, that no court can be held, no field ploughed, no
horse shod, without some
leave from the church.
ET13 5.227 18 The [English] Bishop is elected by the
Dean and Prebends
of the cathedral. The Queen sends these gentlemen a conge d'elire, or
Bhr 6.179 1 [Eyes]...ask no leave of age, or rank;...
Ill 6.315 11 When the boys come into my yard for leave
to gather horse-chestnuts, I own I enter into nature's game...
Boks 7.212 24 The man asks for a novel,--that is, asks
leave for a few hours
to be a poet...
Clbs 7.229 21 Mainly [the student] must have leave to
Cour 7.272 8 The troop of Virginian infantry that had
marched to guard the
prison of John Brown ask leave to pay their respects to the prisoner.
PI 8.35 17 The use of occasional poems is to give leave
SA 8.91 12 A universal etiquette should fix an iron
limit after which a
moment should not be allowed without explicit leave granted on request
either the giver or receiver of the visit.
Elo2 8.123 18 [John Quincy Adams's] last lecture, in
taking leave of his
class, contained some nervous allusions to the treatment he had
from his old friends...
Plu 10.319 27 ...[Plutarch]...concludes:...when I make
an invitation...I give
my guests leave to bring shadows;...
HDC 11.32 8 ...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.
HDC 11.77 27 ...[William Emerson] asked, and obtained
of the town [Concord], leave to accept the commission of chaplain to
army, at Ticonderoga...
ACiv 11.304 3 ...the one [power] strong enough to bring
all the civility up
to the height of that which is best, prays now at the door of Congress
leave to move.
PLT 12.64 8 [The hints of the Intellect] overcome us
like perfumes from a
far-off shore of sweetness, and their meaning is that no tongue shall
it without leave;...
CL 12.162 15 The true naturalist can go wherever woods
or waters go;... and no man is asked for leave.
Bost 12.202 9 [The Massachusetts colonists could say to
in the clam-banks and the beech and chestnut forest, I shall take leave
breathe and think freely.
leave, v. (165)
Nat 1.14 14 ...the examples [of the useful arts are] so
obvious, that I shall
leave them to the reader's reflection...
Nat 1.42 25 Who can guess...how much tranquillity has
been reflected to
man from the azure sky, over whose unspotted deeps the winds
drive flocks of stormy clouds, and leave no wrinkle or stain?...
AmS 1.107 18 Wake [men] and they shall...leave
governments to clerks
DSA 1.136 23 Where shall I hear words such as in elder
ages drew men to
leave all and follow...
DSA 1.145 2 See how nations and races...leave no ripple
to tell where they
floated or sunk...
DSA 1.145 10 Once leave your own knowledge of God...and
you get wide
from God with every year this secondary form lasts...
DSA 1.147 10 Can we not leave...the virtue that
glitters for the
commendation of society...
LE 1.161 1 Leave me alone;...
MR 1.232 8 I leave for those who have the knowledge the
part of sifting the
oaths of our custom-houses;...
MR 1.243 4 [The man with a strong bias to the
contemplative life] may
leave to others the costly conveniences of housekeeping...
MR 1.256 16 The opening of the spiritual senses
disposes men ever...to
leave their signal talents...
Tran 1.345 24 In looking at the class of counsel...and
at the matronage of
the land...one asks, Where are they who represented genius, virtue, the
invisible and heavenly world, to these? ... ...did the high idea die
them, and leave their unperfumed body as its tomb and tablet...
Tran 1.350 11 A great man...will leave to those who
like it the
multiplication of examples.
Hist 2.32 14 Every animal...has contrived to get a
footing and to leave the
print of its features and form in some one or other of these upright,
SR 2.57 14 Leave your theory...
SR 2.86 8 Phocion, Socrates, Anaxagoras, Diogenes, are
great men, but
they leave no class.
SR 2.89 20 ...do thou leave as unlawful these
Comp 2.104 2 The ingenuity of man has always been
dedicated to the
solution of one problem,--how to detach the sensual sweet, the sensual
strong, the sensual bright, etc., from the moral sweet, the moral deep,
moral fair; that is, again, to contrive to cut clean off this upper
thin as to leave it bottomless;...
Comp 2.110 27 Treat men as pawns and ninepins and you
shall suffer as
well as they. If you leave out their heart, you shall lose your own.
Comp 2.116 10 [Commit a crime and] You...cannot draw up
the ladder, so
as to leave no inlet or clew.
Lov1 2.171 4 ...we must leave a too close and lingering
adherence to facts...
Fdsp 2.201 4 ...I leave, for the time, all account of
benefit [of friendship]...
Fdsp 2.207 11 In good company there is never such
discourse between two, across the table, as takes place when you leave
Fdsp 2.209 10 Leave to the diamond its ages to grow...
Fdsp 2.209 23 Leave it to girls and boys to regard a
friend as property...
Fdsp 2.210 7 Leave this touching and clawing.
Hsm1 2.246 19 ...[To die] is to leave/ Deceitful knaves
for the society/ Of
gods and goodness..../
Hsm1 2.246 24 Val. But art not grieved nor vexed to
leave thy life thus?/
OS 2.275 18 ...there is a kind of descent and
accommodation felt when we
leave speaking of moral nature to urge a virtue which it enjoins.
OS 2.292 6 [Simple souls] must always be a godsend to
princes, for they
confront them...and give a high nature the refreshment and
new ideas. They leave them wiser and superior men.
Cir 2.311 18 ...literatures, cities, climates,
religions, leave their
Int 2.335 8 [The thought] is...always a miracle...which
must always leave
the inquirer stupid with wonder.
Int 2.343 16 Jesus says, Leave father, mother, house
and lands, and follow
Pt1 3.22 18 ...nature...does not leave another to
baptize her but baptizes
Pt1 3.41 9 [O poet] Thou shalt leave the world, and
know the muse only.
Exp 3.49 3 If to-morrow I should be informed of the
bankruptcy of my
principal debtors, the loss of my property would be a great
me, perhaps, for many years; but it would leave me as it found me...
Exp 3.52 21 I thus express the law as it is read from
the platform of
ordinary life, but must not leave it without noticing the capital
Exp 3.59 23 To fill the hour,--that is happiness; to
fill the hour and leave no
crevice for a repentance or an approval.
Exp 3.61 23 ...leave me alone and I should relish every
Mrs1 3.134 21 It was...a very natural point of old
feudal etiquette that a
gentleman who received a visit, though it were of his sovereign, should
leave his roof...
Mrs1 3.138 6 Let us leave hurry to slaves.
Mrs1 3.140 12 [One] must leave the omniscience of
business at the door, when he comes into the palace of beauty.
Gts 3.160 27 In our condition of universal dependence
it seems heroic to let
the petitioner be the judge of his necessity, and to give all that is
asked, though at great inconvenience. If it be a fantastic desire, it
is better to leave
to others the office of punishing him.
Gts 3.165 16 [Men] eat your service like apples, and
leave you out.
Nat2 3.169 21 At the gates of the forest, the surprised
man of the world is
forced to leave his city estimates of great and small...
Nat2 3.172 27 ...I go with my friend to the shore of
our little river, and with
one stroke of the paddle I leave the village politics and
Nat2 3.190 10 ...bread and wine, mix and cook them how
you will, leave us
hungry and thirsty...
Pol1 3.204 23 The old, who have seen through the
hypocrisy of courts and
statesmen, die and leave no wisdom to their sons.
Pol1 3.219 6 The tendencies of the times...leave the
individual, for all code, to the rewards and penalties of his own
NR 3.227 10 All our poets, heroes and saints...leave us
without any hope of
realization but in our own future.
NR 3.247 22 ...if there could be any regulation...that
a man should never
leave his point of view without sound of trumpet.
NR 3.248 6 My companion assumes to know my mood and
thought, and we go on from explanation to explanation until all is said
which words can, and we leave matters just as they were at first...
NER 3.264 11 The scheme [of the new communities]
offers...to make every
member rich, on the same amount of property that, in separate families,
would leave every member poor.
NER 3.267 10 ...leave [a man] alone, to recognize in
every hour and place
the secret soul;...
NER 3.273 2 I cannot help recalling the fine anecdote
which Warton relates
of Bishop Berkeley, when he was preparing to leave England with his
of planting the gospel among the American savages.
UGM 4.5 26 A little genius let us leave alone.
SwM 4.111 23 The admirable preliminary discourses with
which Mr. Wilkinson has enriched these volumes [by Swedenborg]...leave
to say on their proper grounds.
SwM 4.129 7 ...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;...
MoS 4.178 3 We have been sopped and drugged...with
events, which leave us exactly where they found us.
MoS 4.178 5 The mathematics, 't is complained, leave
the mind where they
ShP 4.218 16 ...had [Shakespeare] reached only the
common measure of
great authors...we might leave the fact in the twilight of human
NMW 4.238 27 [Bonaparte] directed Bourrienne to leave
unopened for three weeks...
NMW 4.251 3 Believe me, [Bonaparte] said...we had
better leave off all
NMW 4.255 7 Leave sensibility to women [said
NMW 4.258 23 As long as our civilization is essentially
one of property...it
will be mocked by delusions. Our riches will leave us sick;...
ET1 5.4 23 The conditions of literary success...do not
leave that frolic
liberty which only can encounter a companion on the best terms.
ET3 5.42 10 When James the First declared his purpose
London by removing his Court, the Lord Mayor replied that in removing
his royal presence from his lieges, they hoped he would leave them the
ET4 5.51 22 ...I fancied I could leave quite aside the
choice of a tribe as [the Englishman's] lineal progenitors.
ET4 5.63 6 The crimes recorded in [English] calendars
leave nothing to be
desired in the way of cold malignity.
ET6 5.112 3 There is a prose in certain Englishmen
which exceeds in
wooden deadness all rivalry with other countrymen. There is a knell in
conceit and externality of their voice, which seems to say, Leave all
ET6 5.114 3 The company [at an English dinner] sit one
or two hours
before the ladies leave the table.
ET8 5.138 3 [The English] are...churlish as men
sometimes please to be... who ask no favors and who will do what they
like with their own. With
education and intercourse, these asperities wear off and leave the
ET10 5.154 23 In 1809, the majority in Parliament
expressed itself by the
language of Mr. Fuller in the House of Commons, If you do not like the
country, damn you, you can leave it.
ET12 5.202 13 It is usual for a nobleman, or indeed for
wealthy student [at Oxford], on quitting college to leave behind him
article of plate;...
ET13 5.226 7 If in any manner [the wise legislator] can
leave the election
and paying of the priest to the people, he will do well.
ET16 5.281 9 ...at the summer solstice, the sun rises
exactly over the top of
that [astronomical] stone [at Stonehenge], at the Druidical temple at
Abury, there is also an astronomical stone, in the same relative
position. In the
silence of tradition, this one relation to science becomes an important
clew; but we [Emerson and Carlyle] were content to leave the problem
F 6.6 22 ...now and then an amiable parson...believes
in a pistareen-Providence, which, whenever the good man wants a dinner,
somebody shall knock at his door and leave a half-dollar.
F 6.42 23 ...in each town there is some man who is...an
explanation of the... ways of living and society of that town. If you
do not chance to meet him, all that you see will leave you a little
Pow 6.81 17 ...in these [machines man] is forced to
leave out his follies and
Wth 6.93 22 Few men on the planet have more truly
belonged to it. But [Columbus] was forced to leave much of his map
Wth 6.96 2 ...if men should...leave off aiming to be
rich, the moralists
would rush to rekindle at all hazards this love of power in the people,
civilization should be undone.
Wth 6.113 14 ...the man who has found what he can do,
can spend on that
and leave all other spending.
Wth 6.115 24 If a man own land, the land owns him. Now
let him leave
home, if he dare.
Wth 6.118 21 A farm is a good thing when it...does not
need a salary or a
shop to eke it out. Thus, the cattle are a main link in the chain-ring.
non-conformist or aesthetic farmer leaves out the cattle and does not
leave out the want which the cattle must supply, he must fill the gap
begging or stealing.
Wth 6.124 23 ...we must not leave the topic [economy]
without casting one
glance into the interior recesses.
Ctr 6.132 1 ...if a man have a defect, it is apt to
leave its impression on all
Ctr 6.134 23 He only is a well-made man who has a good
determination. And the end of culture is...to train away all impediment
and mixture and
leave nothing but pure power.
Ctr 6.137 21 We must leave our pets at home when we go
into the street...
Bhr 6.175 14 ...Nature and Destiny...never fail to
leave their mark...
Bhr 6.176 23 Take a thorn-bush, said the emir
Abdel-Kader, and sprinkle it
for a whole year with rose-water;--it will yield nothing but thorns.
date-tree, leave it without water, without culture, and it will always
Bhr 6.196 26 Do not leave the sky out of your
CbW 6.249 5 Leave this hypocritical prating about the
CbW 6.264 1 ...if people were sick and dying to any
purpose, we would
leave all and go to them...
CbW 6.274 7 It makes no difference, in looking back
you...have been carried in a neat equipage or in a ridiculous truck:
things are forgotten so quickly, and leave no effect.
Bty 6.284 9 These geologies, chemistries,
astronomies...leave us where
they found us.
SS 7.14 26 Put Stubbs and Coleridge, Quintilian and
Aunt Miriam, into
pairs, and you make them all wretched. 'T is an extempore Sing-Sing
in a parlor. Leave them to seek their own mates, and they will be as
Civ 7.30 20 Let us not lie and steal. No god will help.
We shall find all
their teams going the other way...every god will leave us.
Farm 7.143 17 You cannot...strip off from [an
atom]...the relation to light
and heat and leave the atom bare.
Farm 7.152 27 The great elements with which [the
farmer] deals cannot
leave him unaffected...
WD 7.159 25 Lord Chancellor Thurlow thought [steam]
might be made to
draw bills and answers in chancery. If that were satire, yet it is
render many higher services of a mechanico-intellectual kind, and will
leave the satire short of the fact.
Boks 7.189 19 ...after reading to weariness the
lettered backs [of books], we
leave the shop with a sigh...
Boks 7.212 5 There is another class [of books], more
needful to the present
age, because the currents of custom run now in another direction and
us dry on this side;--I mean the Imaginative.
Boks 7.214 25 So much novel-reading cannot leave the
young men and
Boks 7.218 9 ...I might as well not have begun as to
leave out a class of
books which are the best: I mean the Bibles...
OA 7.328 21 We leave one pursuit for another...
PI 8.5 8 ...somewhat was murmured in our
ear...that...the noble house of
Nature we inhabit has temporary uses, and we can afford to leave it one
PI 8.56 17 ...we will leave to the masters their own
PI 8.61 7 [The voice said to Sir Gawaine] You were wont
to know me well, but...thus the proverb says true, Leave the court and
the court will leave you.
PI 8.71 10 ...the poet complains that the solid men
leave out the sky.
PI 8.75 6 ...the involuntary part of [men's] life is so
much as to...leave them
no countenance to say aught of what is so trivial as their selfish
SA 8.80 26 In the gymnasium or on the sea-beach [the
s] superiority does not leave him.
Res 8.152 5 When [the scholar's] task requires the
wiping out from
memory all trivial fond records/ That youth and observation copied
there,/ he must leave the house, the streets and the club...
PC 8.225 10 ...time and space,-what are they? Our first
we ponder all our lives through, and leave where we found them;...
PC 8.233 1 We have suffered our young men of ambition
to play the game
of politics and take the immoral side without loss of caste,-to come
without rebuke. But that kind of loose association does not leave a man
PPo 8.244 10 Here is a poem on a melon, by Adsched of
Meru:-Color, taste and smell, smaragdus, sugar and musk,/ Amber for the
tongue, for the
eye a picture rare,/ If you cut the fruit in slices, every slice a
crescent fair,/ If you leave it whole, the full harvest moon is there./
Grts 8.308 21 Set ten men to write their journal for
one day, and nine of
them will leave out their thought, or proper result...
Grts 8.308 26 ...I think it an essential caution to
young writers, that they
shall not in their discourse leave out the one thing which the
written to say. Let that belief which you hold alone, have free course.
Grts 8.311 21 Leave others to count votes and calculate
Dem1 10.21 18 The best are never demoniacal or
magnetic; leave this
limbo to the Prince of the power of the air.
PerF 10.72 6 These [natural] forces...seem to leave no
room for the
Chr2 10.116 23 ...a few clergymen, with a more
theological cast of mind, retain the traditions, but they carry them
quietly. In general discourse, they
are never obtruded. If the clergyman should travel...he might leave
locked up in the same closet with his occasional sermons...
Edc1 10.131 18 In some sort the end of life is that the
man should take up
the universe into himself, or out of that quarry leave nothing
Edc1 10.144 1 ...I hear the outcry which replies to
you leave the young child to the mad career of his own passions and
Edc1 10.155 5 Leave this military hurry and adopt the
pace of Nature.
Edc1 10.155 12 ...when [the naturalist] goes to the
river-bank, the fish and
the reptile swim away and leave him alone.
Edc1 10.157 2 ...[these difficulties and perplexities
in education] solve
themselves when we leave institutions and address individuals.
Edc1 10.158 4 Nobody [in the school] shall...leave his
SovE 10.201 3 You have perceived in the first fact of
your conscious life
here a miracle so astounding...as to...leave you no need of hunting
there for any particular exhibitions of power.
Schr 10.275 18 Nature could not leave herself without a
Schr 10.287 26 He that would sacrifice at [the Muse's]
altar must not leave
a few flowers...
Plu 10.299 16 [Plutarch] is...sufficiently a
mathematician to leave some of
his readers, now and then, at a long distance behind him...
Plu 10.301 3 [Plutarch's] vivacity and abundance never
leave him to loiter
or pound on an incident.
Plu 10.316 14 When the guests are gone, [Plutarch]
would leave one lamp
burning, only as a sign of the respect he bore to fires...
LLNE 10.340 6 ...there was no great public
interest...on which [Channing] did not leave some printed record of his
brave and thoughtful opinion.
LLNE 10.356 10 ...a pent-house to fend the sun and rain
is the house which
lays no tax on the owner's time and thoughts, and which he can leave,
the sun is warm, and defy the robber.
MMEm 10.401 7 [Mary Moody Emerson's aunt] would leave
the farm to
her by will.
Thor 10.484 26 It seems an injury that [Thoreau] should
leave in the midst
his broken task...
HDC 11.57 23 ...Major [Simon] Willard...incurred the
censure of the
Commissioners, who write to their loving friend Major Willard, that
leave to his consideration the inconveniences arising from his
to his commission.
EWI 11.145 27 These considerations [of emancipation in
the West Indies] seem to leave no choice for the action of the
intellect and the conscience of
FSLC 11.189 24 I thought it was this fair
mystersy...which made the basis
of human society, and of law; and that to pretend anything else, as
acquisition of property was the end of living, was...to leave us in a
grimacing menagerie of monkeys and idiots.
FSLC 11.206 10 I am willing to leave [the North and the
South] to the facts.
AKan 11.263 14 I wish we could send the
sergeant-at-arms to stop every
American who is about to leave the country.
TPar 11.286 8 Theodore Parker was...a man of
study...rapidly pushing his
studies so far as to leave few men qualified to sit as his critics.
TPar 11.287 6 'T is sometimes a question, shall we not
leave [the old
religions] to decay without rude shocks?
ACiv 11.303 1 I wish I saw in the people that
inspiration which, if
government would not obey the same, would leave the government
EdAd 11.392 5 We have a better opinion of the economy
of Nature than to
fear that those varying phases which humanity presents ever leave out
of the grand springs of human action.
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 11.420 25 If new power is here, of a
careers to our young receptive men and women, you [women] can well
leave voting to the old dead people.
Wom 11.422 9 Each citizen has an interest and a view of
his own, which, if
followed out to the extreme, would leave no room for any other citizen.
RBur 11.443 2 The memory of Burns,-I am afraid heaven
and earth have
taken too good care of it to leave us anything to say.
Scot 11.462 2 As far as Sir Walter Scott aspired to be
known for a fine
gentleman, so far our sympathies leave him.
PLT 12.28 22 ...[Nature] is careful to leave all her
PLT 12.58 10 The expansions [of the Intellect] are the
heaven to try a larger sweep...and to leave all our past for this
II 12.83 15 Him we account the fortunate man whose
determination to his
aim is sufficiently strong to leave him no doubt.
MAng1 12.236 18 In answer to the importunate
solicitations of the Duke of
Tuscany that he would come to Florence, [Michelangelo] replies that to
leave Saint Peter's in the state in which it now was would be to ruin
structure, and thereby be guilty of a great sin;...
Milt1 12.260 9 At nineteen years...[Milton] addresses
his native language, saying to it that it would be his choice to leave
trifles for a grave argument...
ACri 12.291 6 In architecture the beauty is increased
in the degree in which
the material is safely diminished; as when you break up a prose wall,
leave all the strength in the poetry of columns.
MLit 12.311 3 ...[the library of the Present Age]
leave no man where they found him...
MLit 12.328 1 Here was a man [Goethe] who, in the
feeling that the thing
itself was so admirable as to leave all comment behind, went up and
down, from object to object, lifting the veil from every one, and did
MLit 12.333 4 We feel that a man gifted like [Goethe]
should not leave the
world as he found it.
Pray 12.352 8 ...soon...I desire to leave [my
I wwished to be engaged in my business.
PPr 12.385 20 ...the variety and excellence of the
talent displayed in [Carlyle's Past and Present] is pretty sure to
leave all special criticism in
Let 12.401 5 On earth all is imperfect! is an old
proverb of the German. Aye, but if one should say to these
God-forsaken, that with them all is
imperfect only because they leave nothing pure, which they do not
leaven, n. (3)
YA 1.387 9 That were [the noble's] duty and stint,-to
keep himself pure
and purifying, the leaven of his nation.
LS 11.10 5 [Jesus] admonished his disciples respecting
the leaven of the
Let 12.395 10 One of the [letter] writers relentingly
says, What shall my
uncles and aunts do without me? and desires distinctly to be
propose...to begin the enterprise of concentration by concentrating all
uncles and aunts in one delightful village by themselves!-so heedless
our correspondent of putting all the dough into one pan, and all the
leaven, v. (1)
II 12.69 19 Where is the yeast that will leaven this
leavened, adj. (1)
LS 11.3 11 Without considering the frivolous questions
which have been
lately debated as to the posture in which men should partake of [the
Supper];...whether leavened or unleavened bread should be broken;-the
questions have been settled differently in every church...
leaves, n. (42)
Nat 1.16 9 ...almost all the individual forms [in
nature] are agreeable to the
eye, as is proved by our endless imitations of some of them,
Nat 1.64 8 ...the life of the tree puts forth new
branches and leaves through
the pores of the old.
LE 1.168 7 ...the fall of swarms of flies...pattering
down on the leaves like
rain; the angry hiss of the wood-birds;...all, are alike unattempted
MN 1.222 23 Do what you know, and perception is
character...as these forest leaves absorb light, electricity, and
LT 1.259 18 The Times...are to be studied...as sacred
Con 1.300 22 The leaves and a shell of soft wood are
all that the vegetation
of this summer has made;...
Con 1.315 1 ...rising one morning before day from his
bed of moss and dry
leaves, [Friar Bernard] gnawed his roots and berries...
SL 2.143 22 The goods of fortune may come and go like
Fdsp 2.197 24 Is it not that the soul puts forth
friends as the tree puts forth
Cir 2.303 19 Nature...has a cause like all the rest;
and when once I
comprehend that, will...these leaves hang so individually considerable?
Int 2.334 2 If you gather apples in the sunshine...and
then retire within
doors, and shut your eyes and press them with your hand, you shall
apples hanging in the bright light with boughs and leaves thereto...
Art1 2.364 12 Under an oak-tree loaded with leaves and
nuts...I stand in a
GoW 4.287 27 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
ET12 5.203 14 In the Bodleian Library, Dr. Bandinel
showed me...the first
Bible printed at Mentz...and a duplicate of the same, which had been
deficient in about twenty leaves at the end.
F 6.45 22 A strong, astringent, bilious nature has more
than the slugs and moths that fret my leaves.
Wth 6.83 15 From air the creeping centuries drew/ The
matted thicket low
and wide,/ This must the leaves of ages strew/ The granite slab to
and hide,/ Ere wheat can wave its golden pride./
Elo1 7.59 13 For whom the Muses smile upon,/ .../ In
his every syllable/
Lurketh nature veritable;/ .../ The forest waves, the morning breaks,/
pastures sleep, ripple the lakes,/ Leaves twinkle, flowers like persons
And life pulsates in rock or tree./
Farm 7.144 17 The plant is all suction-pipe,--imbibing
from the ground by
its root, from the air by its leaves, with all its might.
Clbs 7.231 16 Among the men of wit and learning, [the
lover of letters] could not withhold his homage from the gayety... But
when he came home, his brave sequins were dry leaves.
Suc 7.298 19 ...the leaves twinkle and pique and
flatter [the city boy in the
Suc 7.309 5 Nature lays the ground-plan of each
veils it scrupulously. See how carefully she covers up the skeleton.
... She... forces death down underground, and makes haste to cover it
up with leaves
PC 8.211 23 The creeds of [the sectarian's] church
shrivel like dried leaves
at the door of the observatory...
PPo 8.247 14 We absorb elements enough, but have not
leaves and lungs
for healthy perspiration and growth.
PerF 10.71 6 The coal on your grate gives out in
exactly the same amount of light and heat which was taken from the
sunshine in its formation in the leaves and boughs of the antediluvian
EzRy 10.384 11 Perhaps I cannot better illustrate this
tendency [to believe
in a particular providence] than by citing a record from the diary of
father of [Ezra Ripley's] predecessor...written in the blank leaves of
almanac for the year 1735.
MMEm 10.397 11 But O, these waves and leaves,-/ When
Nature grieves,-/ No human speech so beautiful/ As their murmurs, mine
MMEm 10.414 23 ...as I [Mary Moody Emerson] walked out
afternoon, so sad was wearied Nature that I felt her whisper to me,
these leaves you use to think my better emblem have lost their charm on
Thor 10.464 5 At Mount Washington...Thoreau had a bad
fall, and sprained
his foot. As he was in the act of getting up from his fall, he saw for
time the leaves of the Arnica mollis.
Thor 10.482 25 I put on some hemlock-boughs, and the
rich salt crackling
of their leaves was like mustard to the ear...
Thor 10.483 3 The tanager flies through the green
foliage as if it would
ignite the leaves.
Thor 10.483 10 Nature made ferns for pure leaves, to
show what she could
do in that line.
LS 11.21 26 That form out of which the life and
suitableness have departed
should be as worthless in [Christianity's] eyes as the dead leaves that
falling around us.
II 12.80 26 Plant the pitch-pine in a sand-bank, where
is no food, and it
thrives, and presently makes a grove, and covers the sand with a soil
shedding its leaves.
II 12.81 24 Whether Whiggery, or Chartism, or Church,
or a dream of
Wealth, fashioned all these resolute bankers, merchants, lawyers,
landlords, who administer the world of to-day, as leaves and wood are
made of air, an
idea fashioned them...
Mem 12.95 5 Never was truer fable than that of the
Sibyl's writing on
leaves which the wind scatters.
Mem 12.95 8 Never was truer fable than that of the
Sibyl's writing on
leaves which the wind scatters. The difference between men is that in
the memory with inconceivable swiftness flies after and recollects the
CL 12.145 9 The American sun paints itself in these
glowing balls [apples] amid the green leaves...
CL 12.151 21 In August...when the leaves whisper to
each other in the
wind, we observe already that the leaf is sere...
CL 12.152 11 The dry leaves rustle so loud, as we go
them, that we can hear nothing else.
ACri 12.302 14 [Channing] complains of Nature,-too many
windy and grassy...
MLit 12.309 17 We go musing into the vault of day and
are white points, the roses, brick-colored leaves...
Pray 12.355 24 Let these few scattered leaves...stand
as an example of
innumerable similar expressions [prayers] which no mortal witness has
leaves, v. (66)
Nat 1.63 5 ...if it only deny the existence of matter,
[Idealism] does not
satisfy the demands of the spirit. It leaves God out of me.
Nat 1.63 5 [If Idealism only deny the existence of
matter] It leaves me in
the splendid labyrinth of my perceptions...
DSA 1.143 20 Genius leaves the temple to haunt the
senate or the market.
LT 1.259 14 The Times are...the receptable in which the
Past leaves its
LT 1.261 3 I wish to consider well this affirmative
encroaches on [Conservatism] every day...and leaves it nothing but
LT 1.274 9 [The wealthy man] entertains [the
divine]...lodges him; his
religion comes home at night, prays, is...sumptuously laid to sleep;
rises... and after the malmsey...his religion walks abroad at eight,
and leaves his
kind entertainer in the shop, trading all day without his religion.
LT 1.278 11 The world leaves no track in space...
Con 1.304 22 ...so deep is the foundation of the
existing social system, that
it leaves no one out of it.
Comp 2.95 26 [Men's] daily life gives [their theology]
the lie. Every
ingenuous and aspiring soul leaves the doctrine behind him in his own
SL 2.151 20 [The world] leaves every man, with profound
unconcern, to set
his own rate.
Fdsp 2.201 7 ...I leave, for the time, all account of
benefit [of friendship], to speak of that select and sacred
even leaves the language of love suspicious and common...
OS 2.279 10 If I am wilful, [my child] sets his will
leaves me, if I please, the degradation of beating him by my
Int 2.343 17 Who leaves all, receives more.
Exp 3.49 9 ...something which I fancied was a part of
me...falls off from
me and leaves no scar.
Exp 3.73 15 This vigor accords with and assists justice
and reason, and
leaves no hunger.
Exp 3.79 9 ...[the intellect] leaves out praise and
blame and all weak
Exp 3.82 11 A preoccupied attention is the only answer
to the importunate
frivolity of other people; an attention, and to an aim which makes
wants frivolous. This is a divine answer, and leaves no appeal...
Chr1 3.88 4 Work of his hand/ He nor commends nor
grieves:/ Pleads for
itself the fact;/ As unrepenting Nature leaves/ Her every act./
Chr1 3.100 21 The wise man not only leaves out of his
thought the many, but leaves out the few.
Chr1 3.100 22 The wise man not only leaves out of his
thought the many, but leaves out the few.
Mrs1 3.136 17 When [Montaigne] leaves any house in
which he has lodged
for a few weeks, he causes his arms to be painted and hung up as a
Gts 3.160 16 For common gifts, necessity makes
pertinences and beauty
every day, and one is glad when an imperative leaves him no option;...
NER 3.259 7 Four, or six, or ten years, the pupil is
parsing Greek and
Latin, and as soon as he leaves the University...he shuts those books
UGM 4.13 24 If you affect to give me bread and
fire...at last it leaves me as
it found me...
PPh 4.47 19 [Plato] leaves with Asia the vast and
ShP 4.194 7 [Popular tradition]...in furnishing so much
work done to his
hand, leaves [the poet] at leisure and in full strength for the
audacities of his
ShP 4.195 16 ...the proceeding investigation hardly
leaves a single drama
of [Shakespeare's] absolute invention.
ShP 4.198 10 [Chaucer] steals by this apology,--that
what he takes has no
worth where he finds it and the greatest where he leaves it.
NMW 4.237 20 In one of his conversations with Las
Casas, [Napoleon] remarked, As to moral courage, I have rarely met with
morning kind: I mean...that which...in spite of the most unforeseen
events, leaves full freedom of judgment and decision...
GoW 4.261 11 The rolling rock leaves its scratches on
ET4 5.58 14 ...[going into guest-quarters] was the only
way in which, in a
poor country, a poor king with many retainers could be kept alive when
leaves his own farm to collect his dues through the kingdom.
ET16 5.279 2 Some diligent Fellowes or Layard will
arrive...at the whole
history [of Stonehenge], by that exhaustive British sense and
perseverance... which leaves its own Stonehenge...to the rabbits,
whilst it opens pyramids
and uncovers Nineveh.
Wth 6.115 5 ...the pale scholar leaves his desk to draw
a freer breath...in
Wth 6.118 20 A farm is a good thing when it...does not
need a salary or a
shop to eke it out. Thus, the cattle are a main link in the chain-ring.
non-conformist or aesthetic farmer leaves out the cattle and does not
leave out the want which the cattle must supply, he must fill the gap
begging or stealing.
Wth 6.120 12 ...how can Cockayne, who has no pastures,
and leaves his
cottage daily in the cars at business hours, be pothered with fatting
Ctr 6.142 23 ...you are not fit to direct [your boy's]
bringing-up if your
theory leaves out his gymnastic training.
Wsp 6.229 20 Not only does our beauty waste, but it
leaves word on how it
went to waste.
CbW 6.245 20 The lawyer advises the client, and tells
his story to the jury
and leaves it with them...
CbW 6.267 18 On experiment the horizon...leaves us on
Bty 6.299 17 ...we can pardon pride, when a woman
possesses such a figure
that wherever she...leaves a shadow on the wall...she confers a favor
Civ 7.21 15 ...a nomad, will die with no more estate
than the wolf or the
Elo1 7.81 17 ...it is not powers of speech that we
primarily consider under
this word eloquence, but the power that...being absent, leaves them a
merely superficial value.
DL 7.116 12 ...this voice of communities and ages, Give
us wealth and the
good household shall exist, is vicious, and leaves the whole difficulty
Cour 7.257 9 The babe is in paroxysms of fear the
moment its nurse leaves
Suc 7.307 25 We know the answer that leaves nothing to
Suc 7.308 2 The searching tests to apply to every new
pretender are amount
and quality,--what does he add? and what is the state of mind he leaves
OA 7.335 25 ...the central wisdom...dropping off
obstructions, leaves in
happy subjects the mind purified and wise.
PI 8.71 8 The solid men complain that the idealist
leaves out the
Imtl 8.344 26 Do you think that the eternal chain of
cause and effect... which threads the globes as beads on a string,
leaves this out of its circuit, leaves out this desire of God and men
[for immortality] as a waif and a
Imtl 8.344 27 Do you think that the eternal chain of
cause and effect... leaves out this desire of God and men [for
immortality] as a waif and a
Imtl 8.351 17 [Yama said to Nachiketas] The wise, by
means of the union
of the intellect with the soul, thinking him whom it is hard to behold,
both grief and joy.
Dem1 10.24 7 Let [occult facts'] value as exclusive
subjects of attention be
judged of by the infallible test of the state of mind in which much
them leaves us.
Aris 10.42 4 [Ulysses] builds the boat with which he
leaves Calypso's isle...
Edc1 10.126 12 ...when one and the same man...leaves
the din of trifles...to
enter into the quasi-omniscience of high thought...all limits
Edc1 10.129 22 Is it not true that every landscape I
behold...every pain I
suffer, leaves me a different being from that they found me?
SovE 10.194 1 ...[good men] have accepted the notion of
supervision of human life, by which that certain wonderful being whom
they call God does take up their affairs where their intelligence
SovE 10.200 14 ...as the [moral] sentiment purifies and
rises, it leaves
Prch 10.228 10 An era in human history is the life of
Jesus; and the
immense influence for good leaves all the perversion and superstition
Plu 10.303 27 ...in reading [Plutarch], I embrace the
particulars, and carry a
faint memory of the argument or general design of the chapter; but...he
leaves the reader with a relish and a necessity for completing his
FSLN 11.244 16 ...the Fugitive Law did much to unglue
the eyes of men, and now the Nebraska Bill leaves us staring.
JBS 11.277 7 Everything that is said of [John Brown]
leaves people a little
EdAd 11.383 18 A scholar who has been reading of the
magnificence of Assyria and Persia...leaves his library and takes his
a railroad-car, where he is importuned by newsboys with journals still
from Liverpool and Havre...
FRO1 11.476 9 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./
PLT 12.30 16 There is always a loss of truth and power
when a man leaves
working for himself to work for another.
CW 12.179 13 ...there is a general sense which the best
knowledge of the
particular alphabet [of Nature] leaves unexplained.
Trag 12.406 17 ...no theory of life can have any right
which leaves out of
account the values of vice...fear and death.
leaving, v. (38)
Nat 1.10 4 There [in the woods] I feel that nothing can
befall me in life...no
calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.
Con 1.297 21 That which is was made by God, saith
Conservatism. He is
leaving that, he is entering this other, rejoins Innovation.
Con 1.311 8 Have we not atoned for this small
offence...of leaving you no
right in the soil, by this splendid indemnity of ancestral and national
Tran 1.342 9 ...whoso knows...these talkers who talk
the sun and moon
away, will believe that this heresy cannot pass away without leaving
OS 2.267 20 Why do men feel that the natural history of
man has never
been written, but he is always leaving behind what you have said of
OS 2.274 11 The soul looketh steadily
forwards...leaving worlds behind her.
Pt1 3.13 5 ...leaving these victims of vanity, let us,
with new hope, observe
how nature, by worthier impulses, has insured the poet's fidelity to
office of announcement and affirming...
Mrs1 3.127 9 [Manners] aid our dealing and conversation
as a railway aids
travelling, by...leaving nothing to be conquered but pure space.
Nat2 3.179 8 ...taking timely warning, and leaving many
things unsaid on
this topic, let us not longer omit our homage to the Efficient
PPh 4.71 16 [Socrates] can drink, too;...and after
leaving the whole party
under the table, goes away as if nothing had happened...
PNR 4.82 26 Whatever [Plato] looks upon discloses a
second sense, and
ulterior senses. His...discernment of the little in the large and the
the small; studying the state in the citizen and the citizen in the
leaving it doubtful whether he exhibited the Republic as an allegory on
education of the private soul;...
ET8 5.132 14 [Young Englishmen] stoutly carry into
every nook and
corner of the earth their turbulent sense; leaving no lie
ET16 5.285 13 On leaving Wilton House, we [Emerson and
the coach for Salisbury.
F 6.47 21 Leaving the daemon who suffers, [man] is to
take sides with the
Wsp 6.222 3 The countryman leaving his native village
for the first time
and going abroad, finds all his habits broken up.
Elo1 7.76 10 Leaving behind us these pretensions...to
come a little nearer to
the verity,--eloquence is attractive as an example of the magic of
Boks 7.193 1 ...private readers, reading purely for
love of the book, would
serve us by leaving each the shortest note of what he found.
Boks 7.197 3 ...I find certain books vital and
spermatic, not leaving the
reader what he was...
Suc 7.285 9 ...leaving the coast [of Panama]...the wise
admiral [Columbus] kept his private record of his homeward path.
OA 7.331 19 Much wider is spread the pleasure which old
men take in
completing their secular affairs...the agriculturist his experiments,
old men in...leaving all in the best posture for the future.
QO 8.182 8 ...the psalms and liturgies of churches,
are...of this slow
growth,-a fagot of selections gathered through ages, leaving the worse
saving the better...
PPo 8.239 8 The favor of the climate...allows to the
Eastern nations a
highly intellectual organization,-leaving out of view, at present, the
of the Hindoos...
Prch 10.235 21 All civil mankind have agreed in leaving
one day for
contemplation against six for practice.
EzRy 10.381 6 ...it is stated that the mother [Lydia
Kent Ripley] died
leaving nineteen children...
Thor 10.451 13 After leaving the University, [Thoreau]
joined his brother
in teaching a private school...
HDC 11.85 13 With all the hope of the new I feel that
we are leaving the
FSLN 11.217 3 I do not often speak to public
questions;-they are odious
and hurtful, and it seems like meddling or leaving your work.
TPar 11.290 2 ...[Theodore Parker] insisted...that the
Christianity is its practical morals;...and if you combine it...with
city ambitions to gloze over...leaving your principles at home to
the high seas or in Europe a supple complaisance to tyrants,-it is a
ACiv 11.306 25 Neither do I doubt, is such a
composition should take
place, that the Southerners will come back quietly and politely,
their haughty dictation.
EPro 11.326 1 Happy are the young, who find the
pestilence [slavery] cleansed out of the earth, leaving open to them an
Scot 11.465 14 The tone of strength in Waverley...was
more than justified
by the superior genius of the following romances, up to the Bride of
Lammermoor, which almost goes back to Aeschylus for a counterpart as a
painting of Fate-leaving on every reader the impression of the highest
ChiE 11.471 21 ...the wars and revolutions that occur
in [China's] annals
have proved but momentary swells or surges on the pacific ocean of her
history, leaving no trace.
FRO1 11.478 23 ...the statistics of the American, the
English and the
German cities, showing that the mass of the population is leaving off
to church, indicate the necessity...that the Church should always be
PLT 12.15 22 We figure to ourselves Intellect as an
its whole virtue into every creek and inlet which it bathes. To this
human house has a water front. But this force...making day where it
and leaving night when it departs, is no fee or property of man or
PLT 12.16 27 Leaving aside the question which was
prior, egg or bird, I
believe the mind is the creator of the world...
Milt1 12.253 17 Leaving out of view the pretensions of
contemporaries...we think no man can be named whose mind still acts on
the cultivated intellect of England and America with an energy
to that of Milton.
WSL 12.344 17 ...there is a noble nature within
[Landor] which instructs
him that he is so rich that he can well spare all his trappings, and,
others the painting of circumstance, aspire to the office of
Trag 12.405 16 ...how the spirit seems already to
contract its domain... leaving its planted fields to erasure and
leav'st, v. (2)
Lov1 2.175 25 Thou are not gone being gone, where'er
thou art,/ Thou leav'
st in him thy watchful eyes,.../
Ctr 6.162 3 Ben Jonson specifies in his address to the
lose all his friends, and what is worse,/ Almost all ways to any better
course;/ With me thou leav'st a better Muse than thee,/ And which thou
brought'st me, blessed Poverty./
Leben, n. (1)
MoS 4.153 18 [The men of the senses] hold that Luther
had milk in him
when he said, Wer nicht liebt Wein, Weiber, Gesang,/ Der bleibt ein
sein Leben lang;/...
Lechmere, Mr., n. (1)
OA 7.333 22 [John Adams] spoke of Mr. Lechmere...
lecture, n. (11)
ShP 4.192 3 ...as we could not hope to suppress
then [in Shakespeare's time] could king, prelate, or puritan, alone or
united, suppress an organ which was ballad, epic, newspaper, caucus,
lecture, Punch and library, at the same time.
ET9 5.146 5 Mr. Coleridge is said to have given public
thanks to God, at
the close of a lecture, that he had defended him from being able to
single sentence in the French language.
Elo2 8.123 18 [John Quincy Adams's] last
nervous allusions to the treatment he had received from his old
Elo2 8.127 12 ...when once going to preach the Thursday
Boston...on going up the pulpit-stairs [Dr. Charles Chauncy] was
that a little boy had fallen into Frog Pond on the Common and was
Grts 8.306 8 In 1848 I had the privilege of hearing
deliver...a lecture on what he called Diamagnetism...
Edc1 10.133 25 ...a convention for education, a
lecture, a system, affects us
with slight paralysis...
MoL 10.246 9 Dickens complained that in America, as
soon as he arrived
in any of the Western towns, a committee waited on him and invited him
deliver a temperance lecture.
Plu 10.309 12 ...Plutarch thought, with Ariston, that
neither a bath nor a
lecture served any purpose, unless they were purgative.
EzRy 10.387 10 ...the minister of Sudbury...being at
the Thursday lecture
in Boston, heard the officiating clergyman praying for rain.
Thor 10.457 10 ...a young girl...sharply asked
[Thoreau], Whether his
lecture would be a nice, interesting story...
Thor 10.457 17 ...a young girl...sharply asked
[Thoreau], Whether his
lecture...was one of those old philosophical things that she did not
about. Henry turned to her...and, I saw, was trying to believe that he
matter that might fit her and her brother, who were to sit up and go to
lecture, if was a good one for them.
Lecture, n. (1)
Scot 11.462 9 Our concern is only with the residue,
where the man Scott
was warmed with a divine ray that clad with beauty...every bald hill in
country he looked upon, and so...illustrated every hidden corner of a
and disagreeable territory. Lecture, Being and Seeming, 1838.
Lecture, Thursday, n. (1)
Pow 6.68 14 Men of this surcharge of arterial
blood...cannot satisfy all their
wants at the Thursday Lecture or the Boston Athenaeum.
lecture, v. (1)
Thor 10.457 9 ...a young girl, understanding that
[Thoreau] was to lecture
at the Lyceum, sharply asked him, Whether his lecture would be a nice,
lecture-room, n. (4)
GoW 4.282 27 ...the German nation have the most
ridiculous good faith on
these [philosophical] subjects: the student, out of the lecture-room,
broods on the lessons;...
Plu 10.305 24 Many [of Plutarch's discourses] are notes
for disputations in
LLNE 10.330 25 The novelty of the learning lost nothing
in the skill and
genius of [Everett's] relation, and the rudest undergraduate found a
morning opened to him in the lecture-room of Harvard Hall.
LLNE 10.332 22 In the lecture-room, [Everett] abstained
lecture-rooms, n. (1)
DSA 1.151 1 What hinders that now...in
lecture-rooms...you speak the very
Lectures [Barthold Georg N (1)
Boks 7.202 2 An excellent popular book is J. A. St.
John's Ancient Greece; the Life and Letters of Niebuhr, even more than
his Lectures, furnish
lectures, n. (16)
ET1 5.21 13 Of Cousin (whose lectures we had all been
reading in Boston), [Wordsworth] knew only the name.
ET2 5.25 10 The occasion of my second visit to England
was an invitation
from some Mechanics' Institutes in Lancashire and Yorkshire, which...in
1847 had been linked into a Union, which embraced twenty or thirty
and cities, and presently extended into the middle counties and
into Scotland. I was invited, on liberal terms, to read a series of
ET6 5.106 10 ...in my lectures [in England] I hesitated
to read and threw
out for its impertinence many a disparaging phrase which I had been
accustomed to spin...
ET14 5.237 27 The manner in which [the English] learned
Latin...by lectures of a professor, followed by their own searchings,--
required a more robust memory, and cooperation of all the faculties;...
Elo2 8.123 1 When [John Quincy Adams] read his first
lectures in 1806, not only the students heard him with delight...
Elo2 8.123 13 When, on his return from Washington,
[John Quincy Adams] resumed his lectures in Cambridge, his class
Schr 10.284 8 ...the sure months are bringing [the
scholar] to an
examination-day...for which no tutor, no book, no lectures, and almost
preparation can be of the least avail.
Plu 10.294 4 ...though [Plutarch] found or made friends
at Rome, and read
lectures to some friends or scholars, he did not know or learn the
LLNE 10.335 11 By a series of lectures largely and
for two winters in Boston [Everett] made a beginning of popular
and miscellaneous lecturing...
LLNE 10.346 19 ...Robert Owen...read lectures or held
wherever he found listeners;...
LLNE 10.351 3 ...fancy the earth planted with fifties
and hundreds of these [Fourierist] phalanxes side by side...what
concerts, what lectures...
Thor 10.457 7 I said [to Thoreau]...who does not see
with regret that his
page is not solid with a right materialistic treatment, which delights
everybody? Henry objected, of course, and vaunted the better lectures
which reached only a few persons.
Shak1 11.451 25 [Shakespeare's] mind has a superiority
such that the
universities should read lectures on him...
PLT 12.3 3 I have used such opportunity as I have
had...to attend scientific
CInt 12.122 6 ...it happens often that the wellbred and
amidst...lectures, poets, libraries, newspapers...are more vicious and
malignant than the rude country people...
Bost 12.196 3 The universality of an elementary
education in New England
is her praise and her power in the whole world. To the schools succeeds
village lyceum...where every week through the winter, lectures are read
lectureships, n. (1)
ET12 5.209 19 Oxford...shuts up the lectureships which
were made public
for all men thereunto to have concourse;...
lecturing, n. (1)
LLNE 10.335 14 By a series of lectures largely and
for two winters in Boston [Everett] made a beginning of popular
and miscellaneous lecturing...
led, v. (61)
MR 1.253 10 We complain that the politics of masses of
the people are... led in opposition to manifest justice and the common
LT 1.266 11 Now and then comes...a more surrendered
informed and led by God...
YA 1.395 10 If only the men are employed in conspiring
with the designs
of the Spirit who led us hither and is leading us still, we shall
enough advance out of all hearing of others' censures...
Hist 2.12 5 ...the value which is given to wood by
carving led to the carving
over the whole mountain of stone of a cathedral.
Mrs1 3.125 19 A plentiful fortune is reckoned
necessary...to the completion
of this man of the world; and it is a material deputy which walks
the dance which [power] has led.
Nat2 3.170 27 How easily we might walk onward into the
landscape...until by degrees the recollection of home was crowded out
the mind, all memory obliterated by the tyranny of the present, and we
led in triumph by nature.
NER 3.254 8 ...it was directly in the spirit and genius
of the age, what
happened in one instance when a church censured and threatened to
excommunicate one of its members on account of the somewhat hostile
to the church which his conscience led him to take in the anti-slavery
PPh 4.56 22 To the study of nature [Plato]...prefixes
the dogma, Let us
declare the cause which led the Supreme Ordainer to produce and compose
SwM 4.93 5 Among eminent persons, those who are most
dear to men are
not of the class which the economist calls producers...they have not
a colony, nor invented a loom.
SwM 4.98 15 This man [Swedenborg]...no doubt led the
most real life of
any man then in the world...
SwM 4.137 22 I doubt not [Swedenborg] was led by the
desire to insert the
element of personality of Deity.
MoS 4.154 13 With a little more bitterness, the cynic
moans; our life is like
an ass led to market by a bundle of hay being carried before him;...
MoS 4.180 6 Is life to be led in a brave or in a
ShP 4.218 12 Other admirable men have led lives in some
sort of keeping
with their thought; but this man [Shakespeare], in wide contrast.
ShP 4.218 23 ...it must even go into the world's
history that the best poet [Shakespeare] led an obscure and profane
life, using his genius for the
ET1 5.4 7 ...my narrow and desultory reading had
inspired the wish to see
the faces of three or four writers...and I suppose if I had sifted the
that led me to Europe...it was mainly the attraction of these persons.
ET1 5.22 2 [Wordsworth] led me out into his garden...
ET1 5.24 7 ...[Wordsworth] led me into the enclosure of
ET5 5.82 1 [Englishmen] are not to be led by a
ET13 5.228 14 The English Church, undermined by German
led logically back to Romanism.
F 6.12 24 It was a poetic attempt...to reconcile this
despotism of race with
liberty, which led the Hindoos to say, Fate is nothing but the deeds
committed in a prior state of existence.
F 6.40 18 ...of all the drums and rattles by which
men...are led out solemnly
every morning to parade,-the most admirable is this by which we are
brought to believe that events are arbitrary...
Pow 6.56 20 ...everywhere men are led in the same
Pow 6.67 15 [Boniface] led the 'rummies' and radicals
with a speech.
Pow 6.75 10 There was, in the whole city, but one
street in which Pericles
was ever seen, the street which led to the market-place and the council
Bty 6.282 2 The naturalist is led from the road by the
whole distance of his
Ill 6.313 13 Children, youths, adults and old men, all
are led by one bawble
Ill 6.317 17 'T is the charm of practical men that
outside of their
practicality are a certain poetry and play, as if they led the good
Power by the bridle, and preferred to walk...
SS 7.5 24 These conversations [with my friend] led me
somewhat later to
the knowledge of similar cases...
Cour 7.253 15 ...when [men] see [the preference to the
general good] proved by sacrifices of ease, wealth, rank, and of life
itself, there is no limit
to their admiration. This has made the power of the saints of the East
West, who have led the religion of great nations.
Cour 7.267 10 Of [Charles XII, of Sweden] we may say
that he led a life
more remote from death, and in fact lived more, than any other man.
OA 7.315 19 [Josiah Quincy's] speech led me to look
over at home... Cicero's famous essay [De Senectute]...
Elo2 8.113 4 By leading [people's] thought [the
eloquent man] leads their
will, and can make them do gladly what an hour ago they would not
that they could be led to do at all...
Elo2 8.122 11 What must have been the discourse of St.
mothers hid their sons...lest they should be led by his eloquence to
Grts 8.306 14 ...further experiments led [Faraday] to
the theory that every
chemical substance would be found to have its own, and a different,
Dem1 10.4 8 They come, in dim procession led,/ The
cold, the faithless, and the dead,/ As warm each hand, each brow as
gay,/ As if they parted
Dem1 10.11 1 Belzoni describes the three marks which
led him to dig for a
door to the pyramid of Ghizeh.
Chr2 10.122 7 ...[a well-principled man] feels the
immensity of the chain
whose last link he holds in his hand, and is led by it.
Edc1 10.136 20 Let [the young man] be led up with a
SovE 10.192 5 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.
MoL 10.253 20 All that is left of [Napoleon's Egyptian
campaign] is the
researches of those savans on the antiquities of Egypt, including the
work of Denon, which led the way to all the subsequent studies of the
English and German scholars on that foundation.
MoL 10.254 19 The country complains loudly of the
inefficiency of the
army. It was badly led.
MoL 10.254 21 The country complains loudly of the
inefficiency of the
army. It was badly led. But, before this, it was not the army alone, is
the population that was badly led.
Plu 10.296 18 ...recently, there has been a remarkable
revival, in France, in
the taste for Plutarch and his contemporaries; led...by the eminent
LLNE 10.356 13 ...[Thoreau] said that the Fourierists
had a sense of duty
which led them to devote themselves to their second-best.
MMEm 10.407 10 ...in the country, we converse so much
ourselves, that we are almost led to forget everybody else.
MMEm 10.415 16 ...I [Nature]...fed thee with my
mallows, on the first
young day of bread failing. More, I led thee when thou knewest not a
syllable of my active Cause...to that Cause;...
SlHr 10.446 9 ...whilst [Samuel Hoar's] talent and his
profession led him to
guard the material wealth of society, a more disinterested person did
Thor 10.453 22 [Surveying] had the advantage for
[Thoreau] that it led him
continually into new and secluded grounds...
GSt 10.505 22 These interests, which [George Stearns]
adopted, inevitably led him into personal communication with patriotic
persons holding the same views...
GSt 10.506 21 ...the excessive toil and anxieties, into
Stearns's] ardent spirit led him, overtasked his strength...
LS 11.4 25 ...I was led to the conclusion that Jesus
did not intend to
establish an institution for perpetual observance when he ate the
with his disciples;...
AKan 11.259 4 The government armed and led the ruffians
poor farmers [in Kansas].
AKan 11.260 7 ...our poor people, led by the nose by
these fine words [Union and Democracy], dance and sing...with every new
link of the chain
which is forged for their limbs by the plotters in the Capitol.
SMC 11.358 22 Our first company was led by an officer
who had grown up
in this village from a boy.
Shak1 11.449 14 Men were so astonished and occupied by
[Shakespeare's] poems that they have not been able to see his face and
condition, or say... what life he led;...
PLT 12.61 13 ...the clear-headed thinker complains of
souls led hither and
thither by affections...
MAng1 12.223 1 Seeing these works [of art], we
appreciate the taste which
led Michael Angelo...to cover the walls of churches with unclothed
MLit 12.315 20 ...the weak and wicked, led also to
analyze, saw nothing in
thought but luxury.
MLit 12.316 1 Has [the writer] led thee to Nature
because his own soul was
too happy in beholding her power and love?
Pray 12.351 24 ...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...
Leda [Goethe, Helena], n. (1)
Hist 2.33 17 These figures, [Goethe] would say, these
Chirons, Griffins, Phorkyas, Helen and Leda, are somewhat, and do exert
a specific influence
on the mind.
ledge, n. (1)
Bost 12.183 13 An aerial fluid streams all day, all
night...from every rock
ledger [leger], n. (1)
Comp 2.115 12 ...the doctrine...that it is impossible to
get anything without
its price,--is not less sublime in the columns of a leger than in the
ledger, n. (3)
AmS 1.111 25 ...let me see...the shop, the plough, and
the ledger referred to
the like cause by which light undulates...
YA 1.369 21 ...he who merely uses it as a support to
his desk and ledger... values [the land] less.
Wsp 6.234 26 [Benedict said] My ledger may show that I
am in debt...
ledges, n. (2)
Wth 6.86 22 Coal lay in ledges under the ground since
Wth 6.89 20 ...ledges of rock, mines of iron, lead,
quicksilver, tin and
gold;...are [man's] natural playmates...
Lee, Ann [Mother Ann], n. (1)
Bost 12.207 2 From...Ann Hutchinson, and Whitfield, and
Mother Ann, the
first Shaker, down to Abner Kneeland...there never was wanting [in
Boston] some thorn of dissent and innovation and heresy to prick the
Lee, Robert E., n. (2)
SMC 11.374 11 On the first of April, the [Thirty-second]
connected with Sheridan's cavalry, near the Five Forks, and took an
important part in that battle which...forced the surrender of Lee.
SMC 11.374 14 On the ninth, [the Thirty-second
Regiment] marched in
support of the cavalry, and were advancing in a grand charge, when the
white flag of General Lee appeared.
Leeds, England, n. (2)
ET8 5.129 6 A Yorkshire mill-owner told me he had ridden
more than once
all the way from London to Leeds, in the first-class carriage, with the
persons, and no word exchanged.
Res 8.148 9 Mr. Marshall, the eminent manufacturer at
Leeds, was to
preside at a Free Trade festival in that city;...
Lee's Hill, Massachusetts, (1)
HDC 11.36 7 Tahattawan, the Sachem [of the Massachusetts
Indians]... lived near Nashawtuck, now Lee's Hill.
lee-side, n. (1)
Res 8.145 6 ...[the old forester] draws his boat ashore,
turns it over in a
twinkling against a clump of alders with cat-briers, which keep up the
lee-side, crawls under it with his comrade, and lies there till the
shower is over, happy in his stout roof.
Leeuwenhoek [Leuwenhock], A (1)
SwM 4.104 22 Unrivalled dissectors, Swammerdam,
nothing for scalpel or microscope to reveal in human or comparative
left, adj. (4)
ET4 5.66 2 The French say that the Englishwomen have two
PPo 8.241 3 When Solomon travelled, his throne was
placed on a carpet of
green silk, of a length and breadth sufficient for all his army to
upon,-men placing themselves on his right hand, and the spirits on his
War 11.166 7 ...the least change in the man will change
circumstances;...if, for example, he...should come to feel that every
was another self with whom he might come to join, as left hand works
PLT 12.42 17 Each soul...walking in its own path walks
firmly; and to the
astonishment of all other souls, who see not its path, it goes as
playfully on its way as if, instead of being a line...over terrific
pits right and
left, it were a wide prairie.
left, adv. (2)
Elo1 7.96 18 [The sturdy countryman's] hard head went
childhood, the drill of Calvinism...so that he stands in the New
assembly a purer bit of New England than any, and flings his sarcasms
Cour 7.278 15 One day as through the cleft/ Between two
steep,/ Shut in both right and left,/ Their questing way they keep,/...
left, v. [left] (148)
Nat 1.56 10 The sublime remark of Euler on his law of
transferred nature into the mind, and left matter like an outcast
MR 1.231 11 ...nothing is left [the young man] but to
begin the world
MR 1.245 1 ...as soon as there is society, comfits and
cushions will be left
MR 1.247 3 Can anything be so elegant as to have few
wants and to serve
them one's self, so as to have somewhat left to give...
MR 1.251 23 ...when [Caliph Omar] left Medina to go to
the conquest of
Jerusalem, he rode on a red camel...
Con 1.310 10 [Existing institutions] have, it is most
true, left you no acre
for your own...
Con 1.324 6 If [the hero] have earned his bread...in
the narrow and crooked
ways which were all an evil law had left him, he will make it at least
honorable by his expenditure.
YA 1.367 15 [Gardening] is the fine art which is left
YA 1.377 15 [Traders'] information, their wealth, their
correspondence, have made them quite other men than left their native
YA 1.393 25 Philip II. of Spain rated his ambassador
for neglecting serious
affairs in Italy, whilst he debated some point of honor with the French
ambassador; You have left a business of importance for a ceremony.
Hist 2.14 9 ...Io, in Aeschylus, transformed to a cow,
imagination; but how changed when as Isis in Egypt she meets
Osiris-Jove, a beautiful woman with nothing of the metamorphosis left
but the lunar
horns as the splendid ornament of her brows!
Fdsp 2.207 24 No two men but being left alone with each
other enter into
OS 2.278 13 The action of the soul is oftener in that
which is felt and left
unsaid than in that which is said in any conversation.
OS 2.283 18 Men ask concerning...the state of the
sinner, and so forth. They even dream that Jesus has left replies to
precisely these interrogatories.
OS 2.284 1 It was left to [Christ's] disciples to sever
duration from the
OS 2.286 14 Thoughts come into our minds by avenues
which we never left
Cir 2.302 12 The Greek sculpture is all melted away, as
if it had been
statues of ice; here and there a solitary figure or fragment remaining,
see flecks and scraps of snow left in cold dells and mountain clefts in
Cir 2.318 5 I own I am gladdened...not less by
beholding in morals that
unrestrained inundation of the principle of good into every chink and
that selfishness has left open...
Art1 2.352 12 What is a man but a finer and compacter
landscape than the
horizon figures...and what is...his love of painting, his love of
nature, but a
still finer success,--all the weary miles and tons of space and bulk
Art1 2.361 7 When I came at last to Rome and saw with
eyes the pictures, I
found that genius left to novices the gay and fantastic and
Art1 2.361 13 When I came at last to Rome and saw with
eyes the pictures, I found that genius...was the plain you and me
I...had left at home in so
Art1 2.361 26 ...that which I fancied I had left in
Boston was here in the
Pt1 3.10 14 I remember when I was young how much I was
morning by tidings that genius had appeared in a youth who sat near me
table. He had left his work and gone rambling none knew whither...
Exp 3.49 16 Nothing is left us now but death.
Exp 3.58 24 At Education Farm the noblest theory of
life sat on the noblest
figures of young men and maidens, quite powerless and melancholy. It
would not rake or pitch a ton of hay;...and the men and maidens it left
Exp 3.59 9 There is now no longer any right course of
action nor any self-devotion
left among the Iranis.
Chr1 3.96 3 An individual is an encloser. Time and
thought, are left at large no longer.
Mrs1 3.129 15 ...if the people should destroy class
after class, until two
men only were left, one of these would be the leader and would be
involuntarily served and copied by the other.
Mrs1 3.151 6 ...are there not women...who anoint our
eyes and we see? We
say things we never thought to have said; for once, our walls of
reserve vanished and left us at large;...
NR 3.232 2 How wise the world appears, when...the
completeness of the
municipal system is considered! Nothing is left out.
NER 3.259 1 ...the Good Spirit never cared for the
colleges, and though all
men and boys were now drilled in Latin, Greek and Mathematics, it had
quite left these shells high and dry on the beach...
UGM 4.8 16 Mind thy affair, says the spirit:--coxcomb,
would you meddle
with the skies, or with other people? Indirect service is left.
UGM 4.24 20 Not the feeblest grandame, not a mowing
idiot, but uses what
spark of perception and faculty is left, to chuckle and triumph in his
opinion over the absurdities of all the rest.
PPh 4.76 26 Here is the world...perfect, not the
smallest piece of chaos
PNR 4.85 14 Ethical science was new and vacant when
Plato could write
thus:--Of all whose arguments are left to the men of the present time,
one has ever yet condemned injustice, or praised justice, otherwise
respects the repute, honors, and emoluments arising therefrom;...
SwM 4.99 14 In 1716, [Swedenborg] left home for four
SwM 4.104 24 Unrivalled dissectors...had left nothing
for scalpel or
microscope to reveal in human or comparative anatomy...
SwM 4.105 5 What was left for a genius of the largest
calibre but to go
over [his predecessors'] ground and verify and unite?
MoS 4.184 22 Each man woke in the morning with...a
spirit for action and
passion without bounds...but, on the first motion to prove his
strength,-- hands, feet, senses, gave way and would not serve him. He
emperor...left to whistle by himself...
ShP 4.192 21 At the time when [Shakespeare] left
Stratford and went up to
London, a great body of stage-plays of all dates and writers existed in
ShP 4.201 25 Elated with success and piqued by the
growing interest of the
problem, [the antiquaries] have left no bookstall unsearched...so keen
the hope to discover whether the boy Shakspeare poached or not...
ShP 4.202 4 ...[the antiquaries] have left no bookstall
was the hope to discover whether the boy Shakspeare poached or
why he left in his will only his second-best bed to Ann Hathaway, his
ShP 4.212 12 ...few real men have left such distinct
characters as [Shakespeare's] fictions.
NMW 4.257 13 ...what was the result of [Napoleon's]
vast talent and
power...of this demoralized Europe? It came to no result. All passed
like the smoke of his artillery, and left no trace.
NMW 4.257 13 [Napoleon] left France smaller, poorer,
feebler, than he
GoW 4.283 24 ...your interest in the writer is not
confined to his story and
he dismissed from memory when he has performed his task creditably, as
baker when he has left his loaf;...
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 5.4 25 It is probable you left some obscure comrade
at a tavern...when
you crossed sea and land to play bo-peep with celebrated scribes.
ET1 5.6 6 ...[Greenough] thought art would never
prosper until we left our
shy jealous ways and worked in society as [the Greeks].
ET2 5.26 27 ...[the good ship] has reached the Banks;
the land-birds are
ET2 5.27 2 ...[the good ship] has reached the
Banks;...gulls, haglets, ducks, petrels, swim, dive and hover around;
no fishermen; she has passed the
Banks, left five sail behind her far on the edge of the west at
ET2 5.28 17 In one week [the ship] has made 1467 miles,
and now, at
night, seems to hear the steamer behind her, which left Boston to-day
ET2 5.32 11 Reckoned from the time when we left
soundings, our speed
was such that the captain [of the Washington Irving] drew the line of
course in red ink on his chart...
ET3 5.34 12 Nothing [in England] is left as it was
ET4 5.59 21 King Hake of Sweden cuts and slashes in
battle, as long as he
can stand, then orders his war-ship, loaded with his dead men and their
weapons, to be taken out to sea, the tiller shipped and the sails
spread; being left alone he sets fire to some tar-wood and lies down
ET4 5.61 19 The power of the race migrated and left
ET4 5.63 21 Medwin, in the Life of Shelley, relates
that at a military school
they rolled up a young man in a snowball, and left him in his room...
ET6 5.103 5 Machinery has been applied to all work [in
carried to such perfection that little is left for the men but to mind
ET8 5.135 12 Here [in England] was lately a
cross-grained miser [Joseph
Turner]...resembling in countenance the portrait of Punch with the
ET10 5.156 2 It is [Englishmen's] maxim that the weight
of taxes must be
calculated, not by what is taken, but by what is left.
ET11 5.197 14 I have no illusion left, said Sidney
Smith, but the
Archbishop of Canterbury.
ET13 5.228 13 The English Church, undermined by German
nothing left but tradition;...
ET13 5.230 4 The [English] church at this moment is
much to be pitied. She has nothing left but possession.
ET13 5.230 13 ...when the hierarchy is afraid of
science and education, afraid of piety, afraid of tradition and afraid
of theology, there is nothing
left but to quit a church which is no longer one.
ET16 5.273 2 It had been agreed between my friend Mr.
Carlyle and me, that before I left England we should make an excursion
ET16 5.276 4 We [Emerson and Carlyle] left the train at
Salisbury and took
a carriage to Amesbury...
ET16 5.280 10 We [Emerson and Carlyle] left the mound
ET16 5.290 12 The building [Abbey, Hyde, England] was
destroyed at the
Reformation, and what is left of Alfred's body now lies covered by
buildings, or buried in the ruins of the old.
ET16 5.290 21 Slowly we [Emerson and Carlyle] left the
old house [Winchester Cathedral]...
F 6.27 4 ...now we are as men in a balloon, and do not
think so much of the
point we have left...as of the liberty and glory of the way.
Pow 6.73 1 [Michel Angelo] was not crushed by his one
unfinished at last.
Wth 6.88 5 If happily [a man's] fathers have left him
no inheritance, he
must go to work...
Wth 6.109 10 [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
Ctr 6.138 2 In the Norse legend, All-fadir did not get
a drink of Mimir's
spring (the fountain of wisdom) until he left his eye in pledge.
Ctr 6.138 11 Cleanse with healthy blood [the scholar's]
parchment skin. You restore to him his eyes which he left in pledge at
Ctr 6.146 18 The boy grown up on a farm, which he has
never left, is said
in the country to have had no chance...
Bhr 6.182 7 Balzac left in manuscript a chapter which
he called Theorie de
Bhr 6.192 10 We watched sympathetically [in earlier
novels], step by step, [the boy's] climbing, until at last...the
wedding day is fixed, and we follow
the gala procession home to the bannered portal, when the doors are
slammed in our face and the poor reader is left outside in the cold...
CbW 6.261 26 Aesop, Saadi, Cervantes, Regnard, have
dead...and know the realities of human life.
Bty 6.304 8 Facts which had never before left their
stark common sense
suddenly figure as Eleusinian mysteries.
SS 7.1 14 ...when the mate of the snow and wind,/
[Seyd] left each civil
SS 7.4 7 [My new friend] left the city;...
Civ 7.22 10 Another step in civility is the change from
war, hunting and
pasturage, to agriculture. Our Scandinavian forefathers have left us a
significant legend to convey their sense of the importance of this
DL 7.124 20 I have seen finely endowed men at college
festivals, ten, twenty years after they had left the halls, returning,
as it seemed, the same
boys who went away.
DL 7.127 18 We read in [our companion's] brow, on
meeting him after
many years, that he is where we left him...
WD 7.185 3 ...Zeus rose, and with one stride cleared
the whole distance, and said, Where shall I shoot? there is no space
Boks 7.218 8 There is no room left,--and yet I might as
well not have begun
as to leave out a class of books which are the best: I mean the
Clbs 7.228 21 How sweet those hours when the day was
not long enough to
communicate and compare our intellectual jewels...the delicious verses
had hoarded! What a motive had then our solitary days! How the
countenance of our friend still left some light after he had gone!
Cour 7.267 5 Swedenborg has left this record of his
Suc 7.305 19 An Englishman of marked character and
that nobody and nothing of possible interest was left in England...
PI 8.61 10 [The voice said to Sir Gawaine] Whilst I
served King Arthur, I
was well known by you, and by other barons, but because I have left the
court, I am known no longer...
PC 8.214 6 ...if these [romantic European] works still
survive and multiply, what shall we say of...names of men who have left
remains that certify a
height of genius in their several directions not since surpassed...
PPo 8.256 21 Cumber thee not for the world, and this my
not,/ 'Tis but a toy that a vagabond sweetheart has left us./
Insp 8.285 3 ...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/...
Insp 8.291 3 Allston rarely left his studio by day.
Grts 8.314 16 [Napoleon] has left a library of
Imtl 8.331 24 When my friend at last left Congress,
[the two men] parted...
Dem1 10.26 25 [The demonologic] is a lawless world. We
have left the
geometry, the compensation, and the conscience of the daily world...
Aris 10.59 26 The youth...having got into decent
society, is left to himself...
Chr2 10.112 21 ...the mind of our culture has already
left our liturgies
Edc1 10.133 17 When I see...that there is no sot or
fop, ruffian or pedant
into whom thoughts do not enter by passages which the individual never
left open, I can expect any revolution in character.
Edc1 10.138 8 ...we sacrifice the genius of the
pupil...to a neat and safe
uniformity, as the Turks whitewash the costly mosaics of ancient art
the Greeks left on their temple walls.
Supl 10.173 21 ...the luminous object...is luminous
because it is burning
up; and if the powers are disposed for display, there is all the less
use and creation.
SovE 10.189 15 The excellence of men consists in the
which the lower system is taken up into the higher-a process...in which
point of the lower should be left untranslated;...
SovE 10.209 9 It accuses us...that pure ethics is not
now formulated and
concreted into a cultus, a fraternity...with brick and stone. Why have
those who believe in it and love it left all for this...
Prch 10.221 12 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.
MoL 10.253 17 All that is left of [Napoleon's Egyptian
campaign] is the
researches of those savans on the antiquities of Egypt...
LLNE 10.335 6 In every public discourse there was
nothing left for the
indulgence of [Everett's] hearer...
LLNE 10.339 19 ...we then thought, if we do not still
think, that [Channing] left no successor in the pulpit.
EzRy 10.388 4 [Ezra Ripley said] Now your father is to
be carried to his
grave, full of labors and virtues. There is none of that large family
MMEm 10.425 12 The wonderful inhabitant of the building
unknown ages were the mechanics, is left out [of Brougham's title of a
System of Natural Theology] as to that part where the Creator had put
own lighted candle...
SlHr 10.440 26 The strength and the beauty of the man
[Samuel Hoar] lay
in the natural goodness and justice of his mind, which...left an
SlHr 10.446 14 [Samuel Hoar] had...a native temperance,
which left him no
SlHr 10.446 21 No person was more keenly alive to the
stabs which the
ambition and avarice of men inflicted on the commonwealth [than Samuel
Hoar] .Yet when politicians or speculators approached him, these
left no scar;...
LS 11.8 21 ...many persons are apt to imagine that the
very striking and
personal manner in which the eating and drinking [at the Last Supper]
described, indicates a striking and formal purpose to found a festival.
admit that this impression might probably be left upon the mind of one
read only the passages under consideration in the New Testament.
HDC 11.62 9 ...a few vagrant [Indian] families, that
are now pensioners on
the bounty of Massachusetts, are all that is left of the twenty tribes.
HDC 11.79 26 The great expense of the [Revolutionary]
war was borne
with cheerfulness [by Concord], whilst the war lasted; but years
passed, after the peace, before the debt was paid. As soon as danger
ceased, the people were left at leisure to consider their poverty and
LVB 11.92 13 The piety, the principle that is left in
the United States... forbid us to entertain [the relocation of the
Cherokees] as a fact.
EWI 11.102 20 [The negro slaves'] case was left out of
the mind and out of
the heart of their brothers.
EWI 11.105 14 Granville Sharpe was accidentally made
the sufferings of a slave, whom a West Indian planter had brought with
to London, and had beaten with a pistol on his head, so badly that his
body became diseased, and the man useless to his master, who left him
go whither he pleased.
EWI 11.108 15 [Thomas Clarkson] left Cambridge;...
EWI 11.115 3 Some American captains left the shore and
put to sea [at the
announcement of emancipation in the West Indies]...
EWI 11.131 22 The great-hearted Puritans have left no
EWI 11.134 23 ...if, most unhappily, the ambitious
class of young men and
political men have found out...that [these neglected victims]...may
impunity be left in their chains or to the chance of chains,-then let
citizens in their primary capacity take up [the negroes'] cause on this
EWI 11.140 21 In the case of the ship Zong, in 1781,
whose master had
thrown one hundred and thirty-two slaves alive into the sea...the first
gave a verdict in favor of the master and owners: they had a right to
what they had done. Lord Mansfield is reported to have said on the
bench, The matter left to the jury is,-Was it from necessity?
War 11.168 27 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, for
not so much madness left in their brains, you have a nation...of true,
and able men.
FSLC 11.205 26 I suppose the Union can be left to take
care of itself.
FSLN 11.226 13 [Webster]...left, with much complacency
we are told, the
testament of his [7th of March] speech to the astonished State of
TPar 11.288 7 'T is plain to me...that [Theodore
Parker] has so woven
himself in these few years into the history of Boston, that he can
left out of your annals.
HCom 11.340 4 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./
SMC 11.357 18 One of our later volunteers, on the day
when he left home... said, I go because I shall always be sorry if I
did not go when the country
SMC 11.368 2 [George Prescott's] next note is, cracker
for a day and a
half,-but all right. Another day, had not left the ranks for thirty
SHC 11.435 13 ...when these acorns, that are falling at
our feet, are oaks
overshadowing our children in a remote century...the good, the wise and
great will have left their names and virtues on the trees;...
FRO1 11.477 12 I have listened with great pleasure to
the lessons which
we have heard. To many...I have found so much in accord with my own
thought that I have little left to say.
FRO2 11.486 4 ...the Author of Nature has not left
himself without a
witness in any sane mind...
II 12.67 18 ...Haydon found Voltaire's tales left him
CInt 12.116 26 ...[the scholars] were traders and left
their altars and
libraries and worship of truth...
CL 12.146 11 In old towns there are always certain
paradises known to the
pedestrian, old and deserted farms, where the neglected orchard has
left to itself...
CL 12.163 4 Before the sun was up, [my naturalist] went
up and down to
survey his possessions, and passed onward and left them...
MAng1 12.224 21 ...the Prince [of Orange] directed the
demolish the tower [at San Miniato]. The artist [Michelangelo] hung
mattresses of wool on the side exposed to the attack, and by means of a
bold projecting cornice, from which they were suspended, a considerable
space was left between them and the wall.
MAng1 12.239 14 ...it is said that when [Michelangelo]
left Florence to go
to Rome...he turned his horse's head on the last hill from which the
dome of the cathedral (built by Brunelleschi) was visible, and said,
you, I will not build; better than you I cannot.
MAng1 12.240 22 Condivi, his friend, has left this
testimony; I have often
heard Michael Angelo reason and discourse upon love, but never heard
speak otherwise than upon platonic love.
Milt1 12.247 10 ...the new-found book having in itself
less attraction than
any other work of Milton, the curiosity of the public as quickly
subsided, and left the poet to the enjoyment of his permanent fame...
Milt1 12.265 26 When [Milton] had cut down his
opponents, he left the
details of death and plunder to meaner partisans.
Pray 12.355 9 I know that thou hast not created me and
placed me here on
earth...and told me to be like thyself when I see so little of thee
profit by; thou hast not done this, and then left me here to myself, a
poor, weak man, scarcely able to earn my bread.
AgMs 12.359 8 No rich father or father-in-law left
[Edmund Hosmer] any
inheritance of land or money.
Let 12.393 7 ...when our correspondent proceeds to
have no longer the smallest taper-light of credible information and
Let 12.398 12 [American youths] are in the state of the
young Persians, when that mighty Yezdam prophet addressed them and
said...there is now
no longer any right course of action, nor any self-devotion left among
leg, n. (9)
Int 2.337 6 A child knows if an arm or a leg be
distorted in a picture;...
Exp 3.81 24 A sympathetic person is placed in the
dilemma of a swimmer
among drowning men, who all catch at him, and if he give so much as a
or a finger they will drown him.
Wth 6.115 19 A garden is like those pernicious
machineries we read of
every month in the newspapers, which catch a man's coat-skirt or his
and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistible
Wsp 6.228 12 ...Philip [Neri] stretched out his leg,
all bespattered with
mud, and desired [the nun] to draw off his boots.
OA 7.330 24 We remember our old Greek Professor at
restlessly stroking his leg...
Res 8.145 22 Wanting a picket to which to attach my
horse, [Malus] says, I
tied him to my leg.
SovE 10.196 9 The law of gravity is not hurt by every
accident, though our
leg be broken.
PLT 12.52 7 I am familiar with cases...wherein the
vital force being
insufficient for the constitution, everything is neglected that can be
spared; some one power fed, all the rest pine. 'T is like a withered
hand or leg on a
CL 12.149 22 [The Indian] goes to a white birch-tree,
and can fit his leg
with a seamless boot, or a hat for his head.
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