Magne to Makaria
A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
Magne, Bishop, n. (1)
Cour 7.258 9 The Norse Sagas relate that when Bishop
King Sigurd for his wicked divorce, the priest who attended the bishop,
expecting every moment when the savage king would burst with rage and
slay his superior, said that he saw the sky no bigger than a calf-skin.
Magnes, n. (1)
ET16 5.283 1 There is also some curious coincidence [to
Stukeley] in the
names. Apollodorus makes Magnes the son of Aeolus, who married Nais.
magnesia, n. (1)
PNR 4.85 4 [Plato] saw...that the world was throughout
mathematical;... there is just so much water and slate and magnesia;...
magnet, n. (15)
Cir 2.309 18 We learn first to play with [idealism]
academically, as the
magnet was once a toy.
Chr1 3.96 16 A healthy soul stands united with the Just
and the True, as the
magnet arranges itself with the pole;...
UGM 4.4 7 ...if there were any magnet that would point
to the countries
and houses where are the persons who are intrinsically rich and
would sell all and buy it...
UGM 4.10 1 A magnet must be made man in some Gilbert...
SwM 4.104 12 ...Gilbert had shown that the earth was a
SwM 4.104 12 ...Descartes, taught by Gilbert's magnet,
with its vortex, spiral and polarity, had filled Europe with the
leading thought of vortical
motion, as the secret of nature.
SwM 4.117 9 The poets, in as far as they are poets, use
[Correspondence]; but it is known to them only as the magnet was known
for ages, as a toy.
ShP 4.205 27 ...[researches concerning Shakespeare's
condition] can shed
no light upon that infinite invention which is the concealed magnet of
attraction for us.
ET16 5.282 3 ...here is the high point of the theory:
the Druids had the
ET16 5.282 8 The name of the magnet is lapis
ET16 5.282 13 This cup or little boat, in which the
magnet was made to
float on water and so show the north, was probably [the compass's]
Wsp 6.221 25 ...the globe is a battery, because every
atom is a magnet;...
Grts 8.320 2 Wit is a magnet to find wit...
ChiE 11.472 3 ...China had the magnet centuries before
PLT 12.46 8 Will is the advance to that...to which the
inward magnet ever
magnetic, adj. (17)
Chr1 3.97 9 Will is the north, action the south pole.
Character may be
ranked as having its natural place in the north. It shares the magnetic
currents of the system.
UGM 4.7 15 Is a man in his place, he is constructive,
PPh 4.67 20 All my good is magnetic...
SwM 4.106 11 In the atom of magnetic iron [Swedenborg]
saw the quality
which would generate the spiral motion of sun and planet.
SwM 4.133 12 The universe, in [Swedenborg's] poem,
suffers under a
Wth 6.96 20 It is the interest of all that there should
be...Rosses, Franklins, Richardsons and Kanes, to find the magnetic and
the geographic poles.
SS 7.14 19 All conversation is a magnetic experiment.
Cour 7.272 2 Everywhere [courage] finds its own with
PI 8.27 7 ...as a talent [poetry] is a magnetic
tenaciousness of an image...
Grts 8.307 17 [A man's bias] is his magnetic needle...
Dem1 10.21 18 The best are never demoniacal or
Aris 10.44 9 ...the philosopher may well say, Let me
see his brain, and I
will tell you if he shall be...rich, magnetic...
Aris 10.50 26 It is not sufficient that your work...is
organic, to give you the
magnetic power over men.
Chr2 10.95 22 [The moral sentiment] puts us...in the
cabinet of science and
of causes, there where all the wires terminate which hold the world in
Plu 10.302 3 ...[Plutarch's] own cheerfulness and rude
health are also
PLT 12.3 6 ...in listening to...Michael Faraday's
explanation of magnetic
powers...one could not help admiring the irresponsible security and
happiness of the attitude of the naturalist;...
PLT 12.30 18 All my good is magnetic...
Magnetic Ocean Telegraph, n (1)
EPro 11.315 23 Such moments of expansion [of liberty] in
were the Confession of Augsburg...the Magnetic Ocean Telegraph...
Magnetism, Animal [J. C. (1)
Dem1 10.24 10 Read demonology or Colquhoun's Report, and
Magnetism, Animal, n. (4)
Nat 1.73 10 Such examples [of the action of man upon
nature with his
entire force] are...many obscure and yet contested facts, now arranged
under the name of Animal Magnetism;...
Hist 2.10 26 We must in ourselves see the necessary
reason of every fact,-- see how it could and must be. So
stand...before...the Animal Magnetism in
Dem1 10.25 4 The peculiarity of the history of Animal
Magnetism is that it
drew in as inquirers and students a class of persons never on any other
occasion known as students and inquirers.
Dem1 10.25 8 Animal Magnetism peeps.
magnetism, n. (24)
MN 1.216 16 ...I need not go where you are, that you
magnetism on me.
SR 2.63 22 The magnetism which all original action
exerts is explained
when we inquire the reason of self-trust.
Comp 2.96 26 Superinduce magnetism at one end of a
needle, the opposite
magnetism takes place at the other end.
Comp 2.97 1 Superinduce magnetism at one end of a
needle, the opposite
magnetism takes place at the other end.
Comp 2.110 5 ...our act arranges itself by irresistible
magnetism in a line
with the poles of the world.
SL 2.133 11 ...education often wastes its effort in
attempts to thwart and
balk this natural magnetism...
Art1 2.369 2 The boat at St. Petersburg, which plies
along the Lena by
magnetism, needs little to make it sublime.
Chr1 3.90 11 What others effect by talent or by
eloquence, this man [of
character] accomplishes by some magnetism.
NR 3.228 17 The magnetism which arranges tribes and
races in one
polarity is alone to be respected;...
NR 3.229 1 Let us go for universals; for the magnetism,
not for the needles.
UGM 4.8 25 The inventors of
fire...magnetism...severally make an easy
way for all, through unknown and impossible confusions.
SwM 4.102 8 It seems that [Swedenborg] anticipated much
science of the
nineteenth century; anticipated...in magnetism, some important
and conclusions of later students;...
Suc 7.305 26 Character and wit have their own
PI 8.9 4 ...galvanism, electricity and magnetism are
varied forms of the
Grts 8.306 12 ...whilst ordinarily magnetism of steel
is from north to south, in other substances, gases, it acts from east
Grts 8.319 4 These may serve as local examples [of real
heroes] to indicate
a magnetism which is probably known better and finer to each scholar in
the little Olympus of his own favorites...
Dem1 10.21 10 Animal magnetism inspires the prudent and
moral with a
Dem1 10.23 24 Coincidences, dreams, animal magnetism,
lots, have great interest for some minds.
Aris 10.53 6 A man who has that possession of his means
magnetism that he can at all times carry the convictions of a public
assembly, we must respect...
SovE 10.183 2 Since the discovery of Oersted that
electricity and magnetism are only forms of one and the same force...we
have continually suggested to us a larger generalization...
EzRy 10.389 20 [Ezra Ripley] was the easy dupe of any
tonguey agent, whether...charlatan of iron combs, or tractors, or
phrenology, or magnetism, who went by.
GSt 10.502 11 [George Stearns] was the more engaged to
this cause [of
Kansas] by making in 1857 the acquaintance of Captain John Brown,
who... had a rare magnetism for men of character...
EdAd 11.393 21 We rely on the talents and industry of
good men known to
us, but much more on the magnetism of truth...
Mem 12.100 21 A man would think twice about learning a
new science or
reading a new paragraph, if he believed the magnetism was only a
amount, and that he lost a word or a thought for every word he gained.
Magnetism, n. (1)
Nat 1.39 18 ...weigh the problems suggested
judge whether the interest of natural science is likely to be soon
magnetisms, n. (3)
F 6.41 25 A man's friends are his magnetisms.
Pow 6.53 9 ...if there be such a tie that wherever the
mind of man goes, nature will accompany him, perhaps there are men
whose magnetisms are
of that force to draw material and elemental powers...
Bty 6.283 20 From a great heart secret magnetisms flow
draw great events.
magnetize, v. (2)
PPh 4.41 15 ...these [great] men magnetize their
Mem 12.100 2 ...a principle of the reason will thrill
and magnetize and
redistribute the whole world.
magnetized, v. (1)
SR 2.63 10 The world has been instructed by its kings,
who have so
magnetized the eyes of nations.
magnetizer, n. (1)
SwM 4.133 13 The universe, in [Swedenborg's] poem,
suffers under a
magnetic sleep, and only reflects the mind of the magnetizer.
magnets, n. (3)
Civ 7.29 1 The forces of steam, gravity, galvanism,
light, magnets, wind, fire, serve us day by day...
Res 8.137 2 We are magnets in an iron globe.
SMC 11.353 4 A thunder-storm at sea sometimes reverses
the magnets in
magnificence, n. (22)
Tran 1.349 13 Few persons have any magnificence of
nature to inspire
Exp 3.71 26 I clap my hands in infantine joy and
amazement before the
first opening to me of this august magnificence...
Nat2 3.174 2 Only as far as the masters of the world
have called in nature
to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence.
Nat2 3.176 11 The stars at night stoop down over the
common with all the spiritual magnificence which they shed on the
SwM 4.94 20 The atmosphere of moral sentiment is a
region of grandeur
which reduces all material magnificence to toys...
SwM 4.128 21 ...we pity those who can forego the
magnificence of nature
for candle-light and cards.
ET3 5.37 27 The innumerable details [in England]...hide
all boundaries by
the impression of magnificence and endless wealth.
ET8 5.132 5 Of that constitutional force which yields
the supplies of the
day, [the English] have more than enough; the excess which creates...
magnificence in wealth...
ET11 5.176 6 A creative economy is the fuel of
Wth 6.102 21 In Rome [the dollar] will buy beauty and
Wth 6.122 21 When a citizen...comes out and buys land
in the country, his
first thought is to a fine outlook from his windows;...a sunset every
day, bathing...the peaks of Monadnoc and Uncanoonuc. What, thirty
all this magnificence for fifteen hundred dollars!
CbW 6.255 13 ...evermore in the world is this
marvellous balance of... magnificence and rats.
Elo1 7.89 24 By applying the habits of a higher style
of thought to the
common affairs of this world, [the orator] introduces beauty and
magnificence wherever he goes.
LLNE 10.347 19 ...truly I honor the generous ideas of
the Socialists, the
magnificence of their theories and the enthusiasm with which they have
EdAd 11.383 17 A scholar who has been reading of the
magnificence of Assyria and Persia...takes his seat in a railroad-car,
he is importuned by newsboys with journals still wet from Liverpool and
Shak1 11.451 2 The palaces [Englishmen] compass earth
and sea to enter, the magnificence and personages of royal and imperial
abodes, are shabby
imitations and caricatures of [Shakespeare's]...
II 12.80 6 All intellectual virtue consists in a
reliance on Ideas. It must be
carried with a certain magnificence.
CW 12.169 3 ...unto me not morn's magnificence/ Nor the
red rainbow of a
summer's eve,/.../Hath such a soul, such divine influence,/ Such
resurrection of the happy past,/ As is to me when I behold the morn/
such low, moist roadside, and beneath/ Peep the blue violets out of the
MAng1 12.230 18 ...[Michelangelo] aimed exclusively [in
Chapel ceiling frescoes], as a stern designer, to express the vigor and
magnificence of his conceptions.
MLit 12.331 15 [Goethe] is like a banker or a weaver
with a passion for the
country; he steals out of the hot streets...to get a draft of sweet air
gaze at the magnificence of summer, but dares not break from his
PPr 12.389 27 We have in literature few specimens of
PPr 12.391 14 The other particular of magnificence is
in [Carlyle's] rhymes.
magnificent, adj. (25)
LT 1.262 16 Thoughts...transport me into new and
YA 1.371 16 From Washington, proverbially the city of
distances...through all its cities...[America] is a country of
Hist 2.21 16 ...the Persian court in its magnificent
era never gave over the
nomadism of its barbarous tribes...
PNR 4.86 14 ...the connection between our knowledge and
the abyss of
being is still real, and the explication must be not less magnificent.
NMW 4.241 2 The principal works that have survived
[Napoleon] are his
ET10 5.162 15 ...old energy of the Norse race arms
itself with these
magnificent powers [of steam];...
ET13 5.222 18 [The English] talk with courage and
logic, and show you
ET16 5.284 27 ...though there were some good pictures
[at Wilton Hall]... yet the eye was still drawn to the windows, to a
ET18 5.302 3 ...this [English] shop-rule had one
magnificent effect. It
extends its cold unalterable courtesy to political exiles of every
Pow 6.82 5 A day is a more magnificent cloth than any
Wth 6.96 8 Ages derive a culture from the wealth
of...magnificent Kings of
France...or whatever great proprietors.
Ill 6.310 24 Some crystal specks in the black ceiling
high overhead [in the
Mammoth Cave], reflecting the light of a half-hid lamp, yielded this
Civ 7.29 4 Our astronomy is full of examples of calling
in the aid of these
PI 8.4 9 ...whilst we deal with this [existence of
matter] as finality, early
hints are given that we are not to stay here;...a warning that this
hotel and conveniency we call Nature is not final.
PI 8.65 10 We know Nature and figure her exuberant,
in her fertility...
Grts 8.299 2 No fate, save by the victim's fault, is
low,/ For God hath writ
all dooms magnificent,/ So guilt not traverses his tender will./
Edc1 10.131 20 Yonder magnificent astronomy [man] is at
last to import...
LLNE 10.348 3 Fourier...has put men under the
magnificent hopes and making great demands as the right of man.
LLNE 10.351 19 Certainly we listened with great
pleasure to such gay and
magnificent pictures [as Fourier's].
FSLN 11.216 2 We that had loved him so, followed him,
honoured him,/ Lived in his mild and magnificent eye,/ Learned his
great language, caught
his clear accents,/ Made him our pattern to live and to die!/
HCom 11.341 7 ...in these last years all opinions have
been affected by the
magnificent and stupendous spectacle which Divine Providence has
us of the energies that slept in the children of this country...
EdAd 11.391 11 ...the current year has witnessed the
appearance, in their
first English translation, of [Swedenborg's] manuscripts. Here is an
unsettled account in the book of Fame; a nebula to dim eyes, but which
great telescopes may yet resolve into a magnificent system.
II 12.70 16 If you press [those we call great men],
they fly to a new topic, and here, again, open a magnificent promise...
ACri 12.301 13 [The founder of New City] had
transferred to that city [Chicago] the magnificent dreams which he had
once communicated to me...
EurB 12.367 2 ...a palace might well be magnificent,
but first it must be a
magnificently, adv. (2)
Fdsp 2.197 3 A man who stands united with his thought
magnificently of himself.
Imtl 8.348 11 How ill agrees this majestical
immortality of our religion
with the frivolous population! Will you build magnificently for mice?
magnificum, adj. (1)
Dem1 10.24 4 Nil magnificum, nil generosum sapit.
magnified, adj. (1)
DL 7.124 10 In men, it is their...removal to the East or
to the West, or some
other magnified trifle which makes the meridian movement...
magnified, v. (6)
LT 1.270 24 ...each of these aspirations and attempts of
the people for the
Better is magnified by the natural exaggeration of its advocates...
SL 2.148 8 On the Alps the traveller sometimes beholds
his own shadow
magnified to a giant...
SL 2.148 18 Every quality of [a man's] mind is
magnified in some one
ET1 5.7 7 I had inferred from [Landor's] books, or
magnified from some
anecdotes, an impression of Achillean wrath...
Supl 10.166 3 ...a face magnified in a concave mirror
loses its expression.
Bost 12.192 20 ...the awe [of the Massachusetts
colonists] was real and
overpowering in the superstition with which every new object was
magnifiers, n. (1)
F 6.12 18 ...with high magnifiers, Mr.
Frauenhofer...might come to
distinguish in the embryo...this is a Whig...
magnifies, v. (3)
Prd1 2.238 2 In the occurrence of unpleasant things
among neighbors, fear
comes readily to heart and magnifies the consequence of the other
GoW 4.286 27 ...especially his relations to remarkable
minds and to critical
epochs of thought:--these [Goethe] magnifies.
PI 8.2 7 ...[Fancy] can knit/ What is past, what is
done,/ With the web that ' s just begun;/ Making free with time and
size,/ Dwindles here, there
magnifies,/ Swells a rain-drop to a tun;/...
magnify, v. (11)
Nat 1.53 27 ...this power which [the poet] exerts to
dwarf the great, to
magnify the small, - might be illustrated by a thousand examples from
Hist 2.13 3 ...why should we be such hard pedants, and
magnify a few
Art1 2.354 27 The power to detach and to magnify by
detaching is the
essence of rhetoric in the hands of the orator and the poet.
CbW 6.258 6 The right partisan is a heady, narrow man,
who...if he falls... on...some trade or politics of the hour,
he...seems inspired and a godsend to
those who wish to magnify the matter and carry a point.
PI 8.52 5 With...the first strain of a song,...we pour
contempt on the prose
you so magnify;...
Insp 8.278 26 Bonaparte said: There is no man more
pusillanimous than I, when I make a military plan. I magnify all the
Supl 10.164 22 Language should aim to describe the
fact. It is not enough
to suggest it and magnify it.
Schr 10.266 11 I am not disposed to magnify temporary
Thor 10.479 17 The tendency to magnify the
moment...is...comic to those
who do not share the philosopher's perception of identity.
Wom 11.411 17 ...I think [women] should magnify their
ritual of manners.
PLT 12.56 3 The right partisan is a heady man,
who...sees some one thing
with heat and exaggeration; and if he falls among other narrow men, or
objects which have a brief importance...seems inspired and a god-send
those who wish to magnify the matter and carry a point.
magnifying, v. (8)
LT 1.279 17 ...magnifying the importance of that wrong,
[men] fancy that
if that abuse were redressed all would go well...
OS 2.270 12 If we consider what happens...in the
instructions of dreams, wherein often we see ourselves in
masquerade,--the droll disguises only
magnifying and enhancing a real element and forcing it on our distant
notice,--we shall catch many hints that will broaden and lighten into
knowledge of the secret of nature.
ET1 5.9 1 I had visited Professor Amici, who had shown
microscopes, magnifying (it was said) two thousand diameters;...
ET12 5.212 22 ...I should as soon think of quarrelling
with the janitor for
not magnifying his office by hostile sallies into the street...as of
with the professors for not admiring the young neologists who pluck the
beards of Euclid and Aristotle...
Ctr 6.153 6 ...cities degrade us by magnifying trifles.
Elo1 7.64 5 Isocrates described his art as the power of
was small and diminishing what was great...
Boks 7.215 24 The question there [in Jane Eyre]
answered in regard to a
vicious marriage will always be treated according to the habit of the
party. A person of commanding individualism will answer it as Rochester
does... magnifying the exception into a rule, dwarfing the world into
Cour 7.269 23 When a confident man comes into a company
this or that author he has freshly read, the company grow silent and
ashamed of their ignorance.
magnifying-glass, n. (1)
PI 8.10 5 Passion...is a magnifying-glass.
magniloquence, n. (1)
PI 8.57 24 An intrepid magniloquence appears in all the
magnitude, n. (12)
Nat 1.52 22 We are made aware that magnitude of material
Hist 2.13 4 Why should we make account...of
SL 2.161 6 We are full of these superstitions of sense,
the worship of
Exp 3.80 23 A subject and an object,--it takes so much
to make the
galvanic circuit complete, but magnitude adds nothing.
Mrs1 3.149 10 ...by the moral quality radiating from
his countenance [a
man] may abolish all considerations of magnitude...
PPh 4.73 16 ...[Socrates] thought not any evil happened
to men of such a
magnitude as false opinion respecting the just and unjust.
PNR 4.88 15 ...'t is the magnitude only of Shakspeare's
proper genius that
hinders him from being classed as the most eminent of this [Platonic]
Aris 10.39 7 I wish...men of universal politics, who
are interested in things
in proportion to their truth and magnitude;...
LLNE 10.349 10 [Brisbane's plan] was not daunted by
LVB 11.93 6 ...a crime [the relocation of the
Cherokees] is projected that
confounds our understandings by its magnitude...
EWI 11.128 17 The extent of the [British] empire, and
the magnitude and
number of other questions crowding into court, keep this one [slavery]
AKan 11.257 2 This aid must be sent [to Kansas], and
this is not to be
doled out as an ordinary charity; but bestowed up to the magnitude of
Magnus, St. Albertus, n. (1)
QO 8.181 9 Albert...St. Buonaventura....Thomas
Aquinas...Dante absorbed, and he survives for us.
Mahabarat, n. (1)
PC 8.214 13 ...if these [romantic European] works still
multiply, what shall we say of...names of men who have left remains
certify a height of genius...which men in proportion to their wisdom
cherish,-as...the grand scriptures...of...the poems of the Mahabarat
Mahmoud's, n. (1)
PPo 8.260 20 I have sought for thee a costlier dome/
palace high,/ And thou, returning, find thy home/ In the apple of
Mahomet, n. (14)
MR 1.251 6 Every great and commanding moment in the
annals of the
world is the triumph of some enthusiasm. The victories of the Arabs
Mahomet...is an example.
Con 1.317 5 ...the vigor of...Mahomet, Ali and Omar the
Arabians... sufficed to build what you call society on the spot and in
the instant when
the sound mind in a sound body appeared.
NR 3.244 11 Jesus is not dead; he is very well alive:
nor John, nor Paul, nor
Mahomet, nor Aristotle;...
SwM 4.133 23 All [Swedenborg's] interlocutors
Swedenborgize. Be they
who they may, to this complexion must they come at last. This Charon
ferries them all over in his boat;...Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Hans Sloane,
George II., Mahomet...
ET18 5.303 15 In the island [England]...there is...no
ecstasy of will or intellect, like that of the Arabs in the time of
Wsp 6.241 1 There are two things, said Mahomet, which I
learned in his infidelities, and the fool in his devotions.
Clbs 7.236 1 ...in the hagiology of each nation, the
lawgiver was in each
case some man...whose sympathy brought him face to face with the
extremes of society. Jesus, Menu, the first Buddhist, Mahomet,
Zertusht, Pythagoras, are examples.
SA 8.98 3 Mahomet seems to have borrowed by
anticipation of several
centuries a leaf from the mind of Swedenborg...
Grts 8.302 24 Who can doubt the potency of an
individual mind, who sees
the shock given to torpid races-torpid for ages-by Mahomet;...
Imtl 8.343 16 [The moral sentiment] risks or ruins
property, health, life
itself, without hesitation, for its thought, and all men justify the
their praise for this act. And Mahomet in the same mind declared, Not
dead, but living, ye are to account all those who are slain in the way
Chr2 10.110 10 ...Mahomet is no longer accursed;...
MoL 10.244 8 On the south and east shores of the
impressed his fierce genius how deeply into the manners, language and
poetry of Arabia and Persia!
CPL 11.504 13 Even the wild and warlike Arab Mahomet
said, Men are
either learned or learning: the rest are blockheads.
ACri 12.295 14 The Chinese have got on so long with
Confucius and Mencius; the Arabs with their Mahomet;...
Mahometan, n. (1)
F 6.18 15 Mahometan and Chinese know what we know of
Mahometanism, n. (1)
PPh 4.40 22 Mahometanism draws all its philosophy...from
Mahometans, n. (2)
F 6.18 20 ...there will, in a dozen millions
of...Mahometans, be one or two
Bty 6.296 9 To Eve, say the Mahometans, God gave two
thirds of all
Mahometism, n. (1)
UGM 4.4 22 Our colossal theologies of
Judaism...Mahometism, are the
necessary and structural action of the human mind.
Mahomet's, n. (2)
NMW 4.247 11 [Napoleon's] power does not consist...in
Wom 11.417 11 In all [literature], the body of the
joke...is identical with
Mahomet's opinion that women have not a sufficient moral or
force to control the perturbations of their physical structure.
Maia, n. (2)
WD 7.172 19 The Hindoos represent Maia, the illusory
energy of Vishnu, as one of his principal attributes.
PI 8.38 11 Socrates, the Indian teachers of the Maia,
the Bibles...these all
deal with Nature and history as means and symbols...
maias, n. (1)
PI 8.15 2 ...[the Hindoos]...have made it the central
doctrine of their
religion that what we call Nature...has no real existence,--is only
phenomenal. Youth, age, property, condition, events, persons,--self,
even,-- are successive maias (deceptions) through which Vishnu mocks
instructs the soul.
maid, n. (8)
Lov1 2.169 22 The natural association of the sentiment
of love with the
heyday of the blood seems to require that in order to portray it in
vivid tints, which every youth and maid should confess to be true to
experience, one must not be too old.
Bhr 6.197 12 Who dare assume to guide a youth, a maid,
CbW 6.276 2 ...it rests with the master or the mistress
what service comes
from the man or the maid;...
Ill 6.307 9 House you were born in,/ Friends of your
spring-time,/ Old man
and young maid,/ Day's toil and its guerdon, /They are all vanishing, /
Fleeing to fables,/ Cannot be moored./
PI 8.28 26 The lover is rightly said to fancy the hair,
eyes, complexion of
PI 8.49 2 ...when [people] apprehend real rhymes,
correspondence of parts in Nature...man and maid...they do not longer
rattles and ding-dongs...
SovE 10.186 12 'T is a sort of proverbial dying speech
Nathaniel Carpenter, an Oxford Fellow. It did repent him, he said, that
had formerly so much courted the maid instead of the mistress (meaning
philosophy and mathematics to the neglect of divinity).
EzRy 10.389 9 [Ezra Ripley]...was much addicted to
kissing; spared neither
maid, wife nor widow...
maiden, adj. (1)
Hist 2.37 22 Do not the lovely attributes of the maiden
child predict the
refinements and decorations of civil society?
maiden, n. (17)
Nat 1.51 25 By a few strokes [the poet] delineates...the
the ground and afloat before the eye.
Lov1 2.170 12 ...this passion of which we speak
[love]...makes the aged
participators of it not less than the tender maiden...
Lov1 2.178 12 The lover cannot paint his maiden to his
fancy poor and
Lov1 2.178 21 ...the maiden stands to [the lover] for a
representative of all
select things and virtues.
Lov1 2.184 12 Little think the youth and maiden who are
glancing at each
other...of the precious fruit long hereafter to proceed from this new,
Fdsp 2.195 23 I feel as warmly when [my friend] is
praised, as the lover
when he hears applause of his engaged maiden.
Fdsp 2.196 7 The lover, beholding his maiden, half
knows that she is not
verily that which he worships;...
Hsm1 2.259 16 Let the maiden, with erect soul, walk
serenely on her way...
OS 2.276 5 The lover has no talent, no skill, which
passes for quite nothing
with his enamored maiden...
Mrs1 3.131 26 The maiden at her first ball...believes
that there is a ritual
according to which every act and compliment must be performed...
Nat2 3.193 13 The accepted and betrothed lover has lost
the wildest charm
of his maiden in her acceptance of him.
MoS 4.184 26 ...in the heart of each maiden and of each
boy...this chasm is
found,--between the largest promise of ideal power, and the shabby
ShP 4.210 4 What maiden has not found [Shakespeare]
finer than her
Wth 6.113 10 ...the betrothed maiden by one secure
affection is relieved
from a system of slaveries...
Bty 6.296 23 French memoires of the sixteenth century
celebrate the name
of Pauline de Viguier, a virtuous and accomplished maiden...
SS 7.11 19 ...it is...so easy to come up to an existing
standard;--as easy as it
is to the lover to swim to his maiden through waves so grim before.
MMEm 10.406 8 ...no intelligent youth or maiden could
have once met [Mary Moody Emerson] without remembering her with
maidens, n. (12)
LE 1.163 5 ...in the...maidens you meet...behold Charles
the Fifth's day;...
YA 1.392 19 ...it is not strange that our youths and
maidens should burn to
see the picturesque extremes of an antiquated country.
Exp 3.58 21 At Education Farm the noblest theory of
life sat on the noblest
figures of young men and maidens, quite powerless and melancholy.
Exp 3.58 23 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
Bhr 6.184 18 ...to youths or maidens who have great
objects at heart, we
cannot extol [dress circles] highly.
CbW 6.275 22 A lady complained to me that of her two
maidens, one was
absent-minded and the other was absent-bodied.
Boks 7.214 26 So much novel-reading cannot leave the
young men and
PI 8.45 25 In society you have this figure [of rhyme]
in a bridal company, where a choir of white-robed maidens give the
charm of living statues;...
PPo 8.249 27 Hafiz praises...maidens, boys...to give
vent to his immense
hilarity and sympathy with every form of beauty and joy;...
MMEm 10.402 6 ...[Mary Moody Emerson's] attachment to
the youths and
maidens growing up in those families [of her brothers and sisters] was
secure for any trait of talent or of character.
Thor 10.484 14 There is a flower known to
botanists...which grows on the
most inaccessible cliffs of the Tyrolese mountains...and which the
hunter, tempted...by his love (for it is immensely valued by the Swiss
maidens), climbs the cliffs to gather...
II 12.72 26 Certain young men or maidens are thus to be
screened from the
evil influences of trade by force of money.
maiden's, n. (2)
Ctr 6.129 8 Can rules or tutors educate/ The semigod
whom we await?/ He
must be musical,/ Tremulous, impressional,/ Alive to gentle influence/
landscape and of sky,/ And tender to the spirit-touch/ Of man's or
Elo1 7.71 11 ...every literature contains these high
compliments to the art
of the orator and the bard, from the Hebrew and the Greek down to the
Scottish Glenkindie, who ...harpit a fish out o' saut-water,/ Or water
a stone,/ Or milk out of a maiden's breast/ Who bairn had never none./
maids, n. (5)
AmS 1.97 5 ...the fear of boys, and dogs, and ferules,
the love of little
maids and berries...are gone already;...
SwM 4.144 19 [Swedenborg's] laurel so largely mixed
with cypress, a
charnel-breath so mingles with the temple incense, that boys and maids
shun the spot.
PI 8.1 12 [The people of the sky] turn his heart from
lovely maids,/ And
make the darlings of the earth/ Swainish, coarse and nothing worth/...
RBur 11.442 7 ...[Burns's] love-songs still woo and melt
the youths and
Pray 12.350 6 ...with true prayers,/ That shall be up
at heaven and enter
there/ Ere sunrise; prayers from preserved souls,/ From fasting maids,
whose minds are delicate/ To nothing temporal./ Shakspeare..
mail-bag, n. (1)
EWI 11.125 26 ...[slavery] does not love the newspaper,
the mail-bag, a
mail-bags, n. (2)
Civ 7.33 27 ...if there be...a country...where the
post-office is violated, mail-bags
opened and letters tampered with;...that country is...not civil, but
SMC 11.360 18 [The Civil War soldiers] have to think
carefully of every
last resource at home on which their wives or mothers may fall back;
upon... the grass that can be sold, the old cow, or the heifer. These
the topics of the ten thousand letters with which the mail-bags came
day by day.
mailed, v. (1)
HCom 11.340 22 Where faith made whole with deed/
awakening breath/ Into the lifeless creed,/ They saw [Truth] plumed and
mailed,/ With sweet, stern face unveiled,/ And all-repaying eyes, look
proud on them in death/ Lowell, Commemoration Ode.
mails, n. (1)
PC 8.227 26 To know in each social crisis how men feel
in Kansas, in
California, the wise man waits for no mails, reads no telegrams.
maimed, v. (2)
MR 1.248 22 If there are inconveniences...in the way,
because we have so
enervated and maimed ourselves, yet it would be like dying of perfumes
sink in the effort to re-attach the deeds of every day to the
MoL 10.258 1 I learn with grief...that the noble youth
wounded and maimed.
main, adj. (58)
Nat 1.55 4 ...[the poet] differs from the philosopher
only herein, that the
one proposes Beauty as his main end; the other Truth.
AmS 1.84 21 Let us...consider [the scholar] in
reference to the main
influences he receives.
AmS 1.107 21 The main enterprise of the world for
upbuilding of a man.
LE 1.176 25 A mistake of the main end to which they
labor is incident to
LT 1.287 22 The main interest which any aspects of the
Times can have for
us, is the great spirit which gazes through them...
YA 1.363 15 This rage of road building is beneficent
for America, where
vast distance is so main a consideration in our domestic politics and
YA 1.381 2 These [Communities] proceeded...in great
part from a feeling... that in the scramble of parties for the public
purse the main duties of
government were omitted...
Comp 2.101 9 Each new form repeats not only the main
character of the
Hsm1 2.257 4 ...the power of a romance over the boy who
forbidden book under his bench at school, our delight in the hero, is
main fact to our purpose.
Exp 3.81 16 It is a main lesson of wisdom to know your
own [facts] from
Nat2 3.191 15 ...it was known that men of thought and
good time whilst the room was getting warm in winter days. Unluckily,
the exertions necessary to remove these inconveniences, the main
has been diverted to this object;...
UGM 4.5 26 A main difference betwixt men is, whether
they attend their
own affair or not.
PPh 4.68 20 ...Let there be a line cut in two unequal
parts. Cut again each
of these two main parts,--one representing the visible, the other the
SwM 4.145 7 Do not rely...on prudence, on common sense,
the old usage
and main chance of men...
MoS 4.177 21 ...the main resistance which the
affirmative impulse finds...is
in the doctrine of the Illusionists.
ShP 4.213 15 This [power of expression] is that which
throws [Shakespeare] into natural history, as a main production of the
GoW 4.268 16 It is not from men excellent in any kind
of any other is to be looked for. With such, Talleyrand's question is
the main one;...Is he anybody? does he stand for something?
GoW 4.274 4 [Goethe] sought [Proteus] in public squares
and main streets...
ET4 5.49 9 It is easy to add to the counteracting
forces to race. Credence is
a main element.
ET5 5.78 8 The English game is main force to main
ET5 5.78 9 The English game is main force to main
ET10 5.162 25 The creation of wealth in England in the
last ninety years is
a main fact in modern history.
Pow 6.71 22 We say...that [success] is of main efficacy
in carrying on the
Wth 6.93 5 The life of pleasure is so ostentatious that
a shallow observer
must believe that this is the agreed best use of wealth, and, whatever
pretended, it ends in cosseting. But if this were the main use of
capital, it would bring us to barricades, burned towns and tomahawks,
Wth 6.112 19 The crime which bankrupts men and states
from your main design, to serve a turn here or there.
Wth 6.118 18 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.
Ctr 6.143 26 ...fencing, riding, are lessons in the art
of power, which it is [the boy's] main business to learn;...
Bhr 6.176 27 A main fact in the history of manners is
expressiveness of the human body.
CbW 6.243 26 Of all wit's uses, the main one/ Is to
live well with who has
CbW 6.269 6 ...[conversation] is a main function of
CbW 6.277 18 The main difference between people seems
to be that one
man can come under obligations on which you can rely,--is obligable;
another is not.
Elo1 7.93 3 ...the main distinction between [the
eloquent man] and other
well-graced actors is the conviction...that his mind is contemplating a
DL 7.124 15 ...we soon catch the trick of each man's
knowing his two or three main facts, anticipate what he thinks of each
topic that rises.
Clbs 7.227 15 The physician helps [people] mainly...by
healthy talk giving
a right tone to the patient's mind. The dinner, the walk, the fireside,
that for their main end.
Suc 7.300 20 ...the affections make some little web of
cottage and fireside
populous, important, and filling the main space in our history.
PI 8.30 23 See how Shakspeare grapples at once with the
main problem of
SA 8.85 19 Self-command is the main elegance.
SA 8.86 19 The attitude is the main point...
SA 8.96 23 The main point is to throw yourself on the
Elo2 8.129 25 ...we must come to the main matter [of
eloquence], of power
QO 8.177 5 Whoever looks...at flies, aphides, gnats and
parasites...must have remarked the extreme content they take in
suction, which constitutes the main business of their life.
PPo 8.243 19 ...the connection between the stanzas of
[the Persians'] longer
odes is much like that between the refrain of our old English
the main story.
Insp 8.271 22 Every real step is...by lyrical facility,
and never by main
strength and ignorance.
Dem1 10.23 17 ...the main ambition and genius being
bestowed in one
direction, the lesser spirit and involuntary aids within [a man's]
Chr2 10.122 3 [A well-principled man] defends himself
against failure in
his main design by making every inch of the road to it pleasant.
Edc1 10.152 26 Whatever becomes of our method [of
conditions stand fast,-six hours, and thirty, fifty, or a hundred and
pupils. Something must be done, and done speedily, and in this distress
wisest are tempted...to proclaim...main strength and ignorance...
SlHr 10.445 16 Society had reason to cherish [Samuel
Hoar], for he was a
main pillar on which it leaned.
LS 11.4 5 ...more important controversies have arisen
respecting [the Lord'
s Supper's] nature. The famous question of the Real Presence was the
controversy between the Church of England and the Church of Rome.
EPro 11.323 1 It is wonderful to see the unseasonable
senility of what is
called the Peace Party...blinding their eyes to the main feature of the
war, namely, its inevitableness.
ALin 11.336 13 [Lincoln]...had seen the main army of
the rebellion lay
down its arms.
PLT 12.48 19 The grasp is the main thing.
Milt1 12.249 18 Eager to do fit justice to each
thought, [Milton] does not
subordinate it so as to project the main argument.
Milt1 12.250 15 To insult Salmasius, not to acquit
England, is the main
design [of Milton's Defence of the English People].
Milt1 12.270 11 ...a history of England was one of the
three main tasks
which [Milton] proposed to himself.
ACri 12.293 18 ...these cardinal rules of rhetoric find
best examples in the
great masters, and are main sources of the delight they give.
ACri 12.296 18 [Herrick was] Like Montaigne in this,
that...he knew what
he spake of, and did not write up to it, but could write down (a main
EurB 12.373 5 We have heard it alleged with some
evidence that the
prominence given to intellectual power in Bulwer's romances has proved
main stimulus to mental culture in thousands of young men in England
PPr 12.388 21 As a literary artist [Carlyle] has great
merits, beginning with
the main one that he never wrote one dull line.
Main, Frankfort on the, Ger (1)
YA 1.367 12 There is no feature of the old countries
that strikes an
American with more agreeable surprise than the beautiful gardens of
Europe; such as...the gardens at Munich and at Frankfort on the Main...
main, n. (11)
NMW 4.235 15 Having decided what was to be done,
[Napoleon] did that
with might and main.
ET2 5.33 2 ...the English did not stick to claim the
channel, or the bottom
of all the main...
ET4 5.58 17 These Norsemen are excellent persons in the
Wth 6.91 20 The manly part is to do with might and main
what you can do.
Ctr 6.157 18 Here is a new poem, which elicits a good
many comments in
the journals and in conversation. From these it is easy at last to
verdict which readers passed upon it; and that is, in the main,
SS 7.1 19 [Seyd] stood before the tumbling main/ With
joy too tense for
Farm 7.144 15 The tree can draw on the whole air, the
whole earth, on all
the rolling main.
OA 7.321 21 Nature, in the main, vindicates her law [of
LLNE 10.361 1 There was no doubt great variety of
character and purpose
in the members of the community [Brook Farm]. It consisted in the main
ACiv 11.296 1 To the mizzen, the main, and the fore/ Up
with it once
more!-/ The old tri-color,/ The ribbon of power,/ The white, blue and
which the nations adore!/
PLT 12.54 16 [The tree or the brook] is, with all its
might and main, what it
Main River, Germany, n. (1)
YA 1.367 12 There is no feature of the old countries
that strikes an
American with more agreeable surprise than the beautiful gardens of
Europe; such as...the gardens at Munich and at Frankfort on the Main...
Maine..., History of... [Wm (1)
War 11.159 5 I read in Williams's History of Maine, that
Sagamore of the Anagunticook tribe, was remarkable for his turpitude
Maine Law, n. (2)
Supl 10.163 6 ...it is a long way from the Maine Law to
the heights of
SlHr 10.447 7 ...under the Maine Law [Samuel Hoar] was
a prosecutor of
the liquor dealers.
Maine, n. (13)
SR 2.88 23 ...with each new uproar of announcement...The
Maine! the young patriot feels himself stronger than before by a new
thousand of eyes and arms.
ET2 5.26 17 ...we crept along through the floating
drift of boards, logs and
chips, which the rivers of Maine and New Brunswick pour into the sea
Ill 6.324 26 ...in the obscurest hamlet in Maine or
California, the same
elements offer the same choices to each new comer...
EzRy 10.390 19 We remember the remark made by the old
used to travel hither from Maine, that no horse from the Eastern
would go by the Doctor's [Ezra Ripley's] gate.
MMEm 10.401 14 Finally [Mary Moody Emerson's farm] was
sold, and its
price invested in a share of a farm in Maine...
MMEm 10.405 8 [Mary Moody Emerson]...now and then in
from town to town in Maine and Massachusetts...discovered some preacher
with sense or piety, or both.
MMEm 10.414 18 [Mary Moody Emerson] alludes to the
early days of her
solitude, sixty years afterward, on her own farm in Maine...
Thor 10.473 18 [Thoreau's] visits to Maine were chiefly
for love of the
Thor 10.474 6 In his last visit to Maine [Thoreau] had
from Joseph Polis, an intelligent Indian of Oldtown...
LVB 11.92 26 ...the justice, the mercy that is in the
heart's heart of all men, from Maine to Georgia, does abhor this
business [the relocation of the
FSLC 11.197 13 Nothing remains in this race of roguery
but to coax
Connecticut or Maine to outbid us all by adopting slavery into its
CPL 11.499 8 I possess the manuscript journal of a lady
Emerson]...who removed into Maine...
FRep 11.526 16 In Maine, nearly every man is a
mainly, adv. (34)
MR 1.227 8 ...some of those offices and functions for
which we were
mainly created are grown so rare in society that the memory of them is
kept alive in old books...
Hsm1 2.245 1 In the elder English dramatists, and
mainly in the plays of
Beaumont and Fletcher, there is a constant recognition of gentility...
Int 2.332 16 Every intellection is mainly prospective.
Int 2.336 26 [The imaginative vocabulary] does not flow
only or mainly...
Mrs1 3.139 8 The love of beauty is mainly the love of
Pol1 3.204 4 ...doubts have arisen whether too much
weight had not been
allowed in the laws to property...mainly because there is an
sense...that the whole constitution of property, on its present
PPh 4.43 8 Plato...mainly is not a poet because he
chose to use the poetic
gift to an ulterior purpose.
MoS 4.161 8 The wise skeptic wishes to have a near view
of...what is best
in the planet; art and nature, places and events; but mainly men.
ET1 5.4 9 ...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.
ET4 5.54 27 The sources from which tradition derives
[the English] stock
are mainly three.
ET4 5.55 20 The English come mainly from the Germans...
ET4 5.66 11 The bronze monuments of crusaders lying
cross-legged in the
Temple Church at London...please...mainly by that uncorrupt youth in
face of manhood, which is daily seen in the streets of London.
ET7 5.119 25 Madame de Stael says that the English
irritated Napoleon, mainly because they have found out how to unite
success with honesty.
ET18 5.303 22 ...who would see...the explosion of their
forces, must follow the swarms which pouring out now for two hundred
years from the British islands, have sailed and rode and traded and
through all climates, mainly following the belt of empire...
Bhr 6.176 9 Manners are partly factitious, but mainly
there must be
capacity for culture in the blood.
Bhr 6.182 16 Palaces interest us mainly in the
exhibition of manners...
CbW 6.258 23 Shakspeare wrote,--'T is said, best men
are moulded of their
faults;/ and great educators and lawgivers, and especially generals and
leaders of colonies, mainly rely on this stuff...
Ill 6.323 15 One would think from the talk of men that
riches and poverty
were a great matter; and our civilization mainly respects it.
Clbs 7.227 12 The clergyman walks from house to house
all day all the
year to give people the comfort of good talk. The physician helps them
mainly in the same way...
Clbs 7.229 20 Mainly [the student] must have leave to
Suc 7.289 26 ...[egotists] have a long education to
undergo to reach
simplicity and plain-dealing, which are what a wise man mainly cares
Res 8.151 7 [Taste] should be extended to gardens and
grounds, and mainly
one thing should be illustrated: that life in the country wants all
things on a
PPo 8.237 12 That for which mainly books exist is
communicated in these
rich extracts [from Persian poetry].
Insp 8.280 8 Sleep benefits mainly by the sound health
Aris 10.64 15 There are certain conditions in the
highest degree favorable
to the tranquillity of spirit and to that magnanimity we so prize. And
the habit of considering large interests...
Edc1 10.135 23 In affirming that the moral nature of
man is the
predominant element and should therefore be mainly consulted in the
arrangements of a school, I am very far from wishing that it should
up all the other instincts and faculties of man.
EzRy 10.384 6 [Ezra Ripley] and his
contemporaries...were believers in
what is called a particular providence...following the narrowness of
David and the Jews, who thought the universe existed only or mainly for
their church and congregation.
Carl 10.489 4 [Carlyle] is not mainly a scholar...
HDC 11.42 20 The greater speed and success that
distinguish the planting
of the human race in this country, over all other plantations in
themselves mainly to the new subdivisions of the State into small
corporations of land and power.
EWI 11.138 5 ...we are indebted mainly to this movement
emancipation in the West Indies] and to the continuers of it, for the
discussion of every point of practical ethics...
EWI 11.142 23 I have said that this event [emancipation
in the West
Indies] interests us because it came mainly from the concession of the
FSLN 11.218 1 ...every man speaks mainly to a class
whom he works with
and more or less fully represents.
SMC 11.366 17 In August, 1862...mainly through the
and influence of Mr. Sylvester Lovejoy, twelve men, including himself,
were enlisted for three years...
FRep 11.533 14 We buy much of Europe that does not make
us better men; and mainly the expensiveness which is ruining that
mainmast, n. [main-mast,] (2)
ET2 5.28 3 The mainmast [of our ship]...measured 115
Schr 10.284 3 ...manners, temper, lion-heart, are all
good things, and if [the
scholar] has none of them, he can still manage, if he have the
main-mast,- if he is anything.
mainspring, n. (1)
FRep 11.515 11 When the cannon is aimed by ideas...when
men die for
what they live for, and the mainspring that works daily urges them to
hazard all...the better code of laws at last records the victory.
main-springs, n. (1)
Boks 7.217 1 Money, and killing, and the Wandering Jew,
the lover that his mistress is betrothed to another, these are the
main-springs [of the novel];...
maintain, v. (22)
Con 1.298 27 ...reform [is] more disposed to maintain
and increase its own [worth].
Hist 2.9 1 [Each man] must attain and maintain that
lofty sight where facts
yield their secret sense...
SR 2.54 8 If you maintain a dead church...I have
difficulty to detect the
precise man you are...
OS 2.284 3 It was left to [Christ's] disciples...to
teach the immortality of
the soul as a doctrine, and maintain it by evidences.
Pol1 3.214 13 ...whenever I find my dominion over
myself not sufficient
for me, and undertake the direction of [my neighbor] also, I...come
false relations to him. ... Love and nature cannot maintain the
SwM 4.119 14 The principal powers continued to maintain
a healthy action [in Swedenborg]...
NMW 4.236 27 Conquest has made me what I am [said
conquest must maintain me.
ET16 5.278 15 I, who had just come from Professor
Cambridge Museum of megatheria and mastodons, was ready to maintain
that some cleverer elephants or mylodonta had borne off and laid these
rocks [of Stonehenge] one on another.
Wth 6.90 22 The English are prosperous and peaceable,
with their habit of
considering that every man...has himself to thank if he do not maintain
improve his position in society.
Wsp 6.209 13 ...[Christ] standing on his genius as a
moral teacher, it is
impossible to maintain the old emphasis of his personality;...
CbW 6.263 5 ...every man shall maintain himself...
Civ 7.25 10 The skill that pervades complex
details;...the very prison
compelled to maintain itself...these are examples of that tendency to
combine antagonisms...which is the index of high civilization.
PI 8.41 9 These fine fruits of judgment, poesy and
sentiment...know as well
as coarser how to...maintain their stock alive, and multiply;...
Elo2 8.130 20 [Eloquence] leads us to...the men of
character...and the cause
they maintain borrows importance from an illustrious advocate.
Aris 10.57 12 Let [a true aristocrat]...stand for that
which he was born and
set to maintain.
MoL 10.250 16 The ambassador is held to maintain the
dignity of the
Republic which he represents.
HDC 11.42 5 ...the town [Concord]...ordered that the
North quarter are to
keep and maintain all their highways and bridges over the great river,
FSLC 11.183 8 A man of a greedy and unscrupulous
maintain morals when they are in fashion...
JBB 11.272 4 If judges cannot find law enough to
maintain the sovereignty
of the state...it is idle to compliment them as learned and venerable.
FRep 11.524 24 These [the good and wise] we just join
to wake, for these
are of the strain/ That justice dare defend, and will the age
FRep 11.527 4 ...here that same great body [of the
people] has arrived at a
sloven plenty...the man...understanding his own rights and stiff to
Bost 12.189 22 John Smith writes (1624): Of all the
four parts of the world
that I have yet seen not inhabited, could I but have means to
colony, I would rather live here [in New England] than anywhere; and if
did not maintain itself, were we but once indifferently well fitted,
maintained, v. (22)
Nat 1.43 24 Michael Angelo maintained, that, to an
architect, a knowledge
of anatomy is essential.
Tran 1.349 21 ...as no great ends are answered by the
men, there is nothing
noble in the arts by which they are maintained.
Hsm1 2.256 4 Socrates's condemnation of himself to be
maintained in all
honor in the Prytaneum, during his life, and Sir Thomas More's
at the scaffold, are of the same strain.
Pol1 3.220 24 There is not, among the most religious
and instructed men of
the most religious and civil nations...a sufficient belief in the unity
things, to persuade them that society can be maintained without
restraints, as well as the solar system;...
MoS 4.160 10 [Skepticism] is a position taken up for
one that can be maintained;...
ET4 5.46 10 ...[the Englishmen's] success is not sudden
or fortunate, but
they have maintained constancy and self-equality for many ages.
ET4 5.58 7 A [Norse] king was maintained, much as in
some of our
country districts a winter-schoolmaster is quartered...
ET5 5.97 22 The sovereignty of the seas is maintained
[in England] by the
impressment of seamen.
ET5 5.97 25 Solvency is maintained [in England] by
means of a national
ET12 5.201 5 Albericus Gentilis, in 1580, was relieved
and maintained by
the university [Oxford].
ET14 5.243 8 Such richness of genius had not existed
more than once
before [the Elizabethan age]. These heights could not be maintained.
ET18 5.302 2 In Magna Charta it was ordained that all
have safe and secure conduct...to buy and sell by the ancient allowed
customs, without any evil toll, except in time of war, or when they
of any nation at war with us. It is a statute and obliged hospitality
DL 7.112 11 See, in families where there is both
substance and taste, at
what expense any favorite punctuality is maintained.
Chr2 10.121 18 Goethe...maintained his belief that pure
right good will are the highest manly prerogatives...
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;...
War 11.174 11 If peace is to be maintained, it must be
by brave men...
FSLN 11.234 14 If slavery is good, then is lying,
theft, arson, homicide, each and all good, and to be maintained by
Koss 11.398 7 Sir [Kossuth], we have watched with
unvarying tone and countenance which you have maintained.
Milt1 12.266 26 [Milton] advises that in country
places, rather than to
trudge many miles to a church, public worship be maintained nearer
home, as in a house or barn.
Milt1 12.271 19 [Milton] maintained that a nation may
try, judge and slay
their king, if he be a tyrant.
Milt1 12.271 25 [Milton] maintained the doctrine of
Milt1 12.272 3 [Milton] maintained the doctrine of
domestic liberty, or the
liberty of divorce...
maintaining, v. (3)
Con 1.321 10 If you do not value the Sabbath, or other
institutions, give yourself no concern about maintaining them.
ET8 5.131 4 [The English] are headstrong believers and
defenders of their
opinion, and not less resolute in maintaining their whim and
Ill 6.314 26 [I knew a humorist who] shocked the
company by maintaining
that the attributes of God were two,--power and risibility...
maintains, v. (6)
Con 1.314 15 ...there is...no man who from the beginning
to the end of his
life maintains the defective institutions;...
MoS 4.149 18 [A man] builds his fortunes, maintains the
laws...but he asks
himself, Why? and whereto?
ET16 5.281 18 ...was [Stonehenge]...identical in design
and style with the
East Indian temples of the sun, as Davies in the Celtic Researches
Civ 7.25 7 The skill that pervades complex details; the
man that maintains
himself;...these are examples of that tendency to combine
antagonisms... which is the index of high civilization.
Grts 8.303 4 The man in the tavern maintains his
opinion, though the
whole crowd takes the other side; we are at once drawn to him.
FSLN 11.239 23 England maintains trade, not liberty;...
maintenance, n. (5)
MR 1.241 15 ...the amount of manual labor which is
necessary to the
maintenance of a family, indisposes and disqualifies for intellectual
YA 1.376 26 Each chief attaches as many followers as he
can, by kindness, maintenance, and gifts;...
Pol1 3.208 25 Our quarrel with [political parties]
begins when they quit this
deep natural ground at the bidding of some leader, and...throw
into the maintenance and defence of points nowise belonging to their
Pow 6.55 8 During...trials of strength, wrestling,
fighting, a large amount of
blood is collected in the arteries, the maintenance of bodily strength
AsSu 11.249 23 [Charles Sumner] has never faltered in
his maintenance of
justice and freedom.
Maintenon, Francoise, Marqu (1)
SA 8.95 9 What a good trait is that recorded of Madame
de Maintenon, that, during dinner, the servant slipped to her side,
Please, madame, one
anecdote more, for there is no roast to-day.
Mainz [Mentz], Germany, adj (1)
ET12 5.203 20 On proceeding afterwards to examine his
purchase, [Dr. Bandinel] found the twenty deficient pages of his Mentz
Bible, in perfect
Mainz [Mentz], Germany, n. (1)
ET12 5.203 12 In the Bodleian Library, Dr. Bandinel
showed me...the first
Bible printed at Mentz...
maize, n. (1)
MN 1.203 9 ...total nature is growing like a field of
maize in July;...
majestic, adj. (29)
DSA 1.133 14 When I see a majestic Epaminondas...I see
beauty that is to
LE 1.179 11 Feudalism and Orientalism had long enough
majestic to do nothing;...
LT 1.259 12 The Times are...tokens of noble and
majestic agents to the
Chr1 3.109 7 The most credible pictures are those of
majestic men who
prevailed at their entrance...
Chr1 3.113 23 ...we do not know the majestic manners
which belong to [a
man], which appease and exalt the beholder.
Nat2 3.170 7 ...we see what majestic beauties daily
wrap us in their bosom.
Nat2 3.178 14 It is when...the house is filled with
grooms and gazers, that
we turn from the people to find relief in the majestic men that are
by the pictures and the architecture.
SwM 4.142 4 Shall the archangels be less majestic and
sweet than the
figures that have actually walked the earth?
ShP 4.194 2 The rude warm blood of the living England
circulated in the
play, as in street-ballads, and gave body which [Shakespeare] wanted to
airy and majestic fancy.
ShP 4.217 16 [Shakespeare] was master of the revels to
mankind. Is it not
as if one should have, through the majestic powers of science, the
given into his hand...and should draw them from their orbits to glare
the municipal fireworks on a holiday night...
ET9 5.147 15 ...it must be admitted, the island
[England] offers a daily
worship to the old Norse god Brage, celebrated among our Scandinavian
forefathers for his eloquence and majestic air.
ET14 5.250 3 ...[Carlyle's] imagination, finding no
nutriment in any
creation, avenged itself by celebrating the majestic beauty of the laws
CbW 6.273 11 [Friendship] is a serious and majestic
Elo1 7.72 12 When [Ulysses and Menelaus] mixed with the
Trojans, and stood, the broad shoulders of Menelaus rose above the
other; but, both sitting, Ulysses was more majestic.
DL 7.125 21 We do not know the majestic manners that
belong to [a man]...
WD 7.183 9 ...all [Newton's] life was simple, wise and
Boks 7.202 26 If any one who had read with interest the
Isis and Osiris of
Plutarch should then read a chapter called Providence, by Synesius...he
find it one of the majestic remains of literature...
Boks 7.219 4 All these [sacred] books are the majestic
expressions of the
Chr2 10.97 24 ...in all men is this majestic [moral]
Chr2 10.119 10 ...[the infant soul] finds himself face
to face with the
Edc1 10.130 10 Why does [man] track in the midnight
heaven a pure spark, a luminous patch wandering from age to age, but
because he acquires
thereby a majestic sense of power;...
MoL 10.249 3 Every man...does not need any one good so
much as this of
right thought. Calm pleasures here abide, majestic pains./
Plu 10.322 13 ...as it was the desire of these old
patriots to fill with their
majestic spirit all Sparta or Rome...we hasten to offer them to the
HDC 11.39 4 The majestic summits of Wachusett and
in the horizon, invited the steps of adventure westward.
FRep 11.530 21 Never country had such a fortune...as
this, in its
geography, its history, and in its majestic possibilities.
MAng1 12.229 18 [Michelangelo's Moses]...is designed to
Hebrew Law. The law-giver is supposed to gaze upon the worshippers of
the golden calf. The majestic wrath of the figure daunts the beholder.
Milt1 12.267 16 ...Milton deserved the apostrophe of
as the naked heavens, majestic, free,/ So didst thou travel on life's
way/ In cheerful godliness;.../
MLit 12.332 25 ...they have served [humanity] better,
who assured it out of
the innocent hope in their hearts that a Physician will come, than this
majestic Artist [Goethe]...
WSL 12.345 11 What is the nature of that subtle and
which attaches us to a few persons...
majestical, adj. (1)
Imtl 8.348 9 How ill agrees this majestical immortality
of our religion with
the frivolous population!
majestically, adv. (1)
WD 7.170 18 [The days] are majestically dressed...
majesty, n. (30)
DSA 1.122 18 ...the safety of God, the immortality of
God, the majesty of
God, do enter into that man with justice.
LE 1.179 12 ...the modern majesty consists in work.
Tran 1.337 12 ...I have assurance in myself that in
pardoning these faults
according to the letter, man exerts the sovereign right which the
his being confers on him;...
YA 1.370 22 ...here shall laws and institutions exist
on some scale of
proportion to the majesty of nature.
SR 2.46 1 ...[our rejected thoughts] come back to us
with a certain alienated
SR 2.59 20 What makes the majesty of the heroes of the
senate and the
Hsm1 2.254 14 ...[the great soul's] own majesty can
lend a better grace to
bannocks and fair water than belong to city feasts.
Mrs1 3.149 11 ...by the moral quality radiating from
his countenance [a
man] may abolish all considerations of magnitude, and in his manners
the majesty of the world.
Gts 3.164 27 I fear to breathe any treason against the
majesty of love...
GoW 4.273 9 The immense horizon which journeys with us
majesty to trifles...
ET11 5.186 3 ...beneficent power...gives a majesty
which cannot be
concealed or resisted.
F 6.5 9 The Spartan, embodying his religion in his
country, dies before its
majesty without a question.
F 6.26 26 'T is the majesty into which we have suddenly
impersonality...that engage us.
Pow 6.63 12 ...the necessity of balancing and keeping
at bay the snarling
majorities of German, Irish and of native millions, will bestow
promptness, address and reason, at last, on our buffalo-hunter, and
authority and majesty
Ctr 6.161 13 ...a wise man who knows not only what
Plato, but what Saint
John can show him, can easily raise the affair he deals with to a
Elo1 7.98 3 Everything hostile is stricken down in the
presence of the [moral] sentiments; their majesty is felt by the most
DL 7.130 24 The man, the woman, needs not the
embellishment of canvas
and marble...for they know by heart the whole instinct of majesty.
SA 8.81 20 Who teaches manners of majesty...
Elo2 8.114 1 In the folds of his brow, in the majesty
of his mien, Nature has
marked her son;...
Res 8.153 18 Resources of Man...it is the power of
passion, the majesty of
virtue and the omnipotence of will.
Comc 8.163 10 [Wit] is like ice, on which no beauty of
form, no majesty of
carriage can plead any immunity...
Comc 8.170 19 ...in the instance of cowardice or fear
of any sort, from the
loss of life to the loss of spoons, the majesty of man is violated.
HDC 11.69 24 ...in conjunction with our brethren in
America, we will risk
our fortunes, and even our lives, in defence of his majesty, King
Third, his person, crown and dignity;...
FSLC 11.185 19 The learning of the universities...the
majesty of the
Bench...are all combined to kidnap [the poor black boy].
FSLC 11.192 12 Sire, said the brave Orte, governor of
Bayonne, in his
letter...both [the inhabitants and soldiers] and I must humbly entreat
majesty to be pleased to employ your arms and lives in things that are
Wom 11.410 24 ...[man] invented majesty and the
etiquette of courts and
CInt 12.113 10 Here [in the college], is, or should be,
the majesty of reason
and the creative cause;...
Bost 12.210 2 As long as [Boston] cleaves to her
liberty, her education and
to her spiritual faith as the foundation of [material accumulations],
teach the teachers and rule the rulers of America. Her mechanics, her
farmers will toil better;...her troops will be the first in the field
the majesty of a free nation, and remain last on the field to secure
MAng1 12.222 11 ...not the most swinish compost of mud
and blood that
was ever misnamed philosophy, can avail to hinder us from doing
involuntary reverence to any exhibition of majesty or surpassing beauty
Milt1 12.261 4 ...soaring into unattempted strains,
[Milton] made [English] capable of an unknown majesty...
Majesty, n. (2)
ET15 5.269 12 [The London Times] addresses occasionally
a hint to
Wsp 6.233 14 [A gentleman] found [William of Orange]
operation of his gunners, and...the king said, Do you not know, sir,
every moment you spend here is at the risk of your life? I run no more
risk, replied the gentleman, than your Majesty.
majesty's, n. (3)
ET2 5.33 5 ...the English did not stick to claim the
channel, or the bottom
of all the main: As if, said they, we contended for the drops of the
not for...the bed of those waters. The sea is bounded by his majesty's
War 11.159 13 When [Assacombuit] appeared at court, he
lifted up his
hand and said, This hand has slain a hundred and fifty of your
enemies within the territories of New England.
FSLC 11.192 7 Sire, said the brave Orte, governor of
Bayonne, in his
letter, I have communicated your majesty's command to your faithful
inhabitants and warriors in the garrison, and I have found there only
citizens, and brave soldiers; not one hangman...
Majesty's, n. (1)
YA 1.393 27 [Philip II's] ambassador replied, Your
Majesty's self is but a
major, adj. (3)
ET5 5.80 21 [The English] love men who, like Samuel
jump out of his syllogism the instant his major proposition was in
ET5 5.80 26 All the steps [the English] orderly take;
but with the high logic
of never confounding the minor and major proposition;...
Elo2 8.131 12 Your argument is ingenious...but your
palpably absurd. Will you establish a lie?
major, n. (2)
SMC 11.365 1 [George Prescott writes] The major had
tried to discourage
me;-said, perhaps, if I carried [tent-poles] over, some other company
would get them;...
SMC 11.365 17 It happened...that the Fifth
Massachusetts was almost
unofficered. The colonel was, early in the day, disabled by a casualty;
lieutenant-colonel, the major and the adjutant were already transferred
majorities, n. (6)
NMW 4.235 23 ...if fighting be the best mode of
differences, (as large majorities of men seem to agree,) certainly
was right in making it thorough.
F 6.13 27 The strongest idea incarnates itself in
majorities and nations...
Pow 6.63 9 ...the necessity of balancing and keeping at
bay the snarling
majorities of German, Irish and of native millions, will bestow
promptness, address and reason, at last, on our buffalo-hunter...
Aris 10.35 2 We...put faith...in the Republican
principle carried out to the
extremes of practice...in the will of majorities.
EWI 11.113 22 After much debate, the bill [for
emancipation in the West
Indies] passed by large majorities.
EdAd 11.389 14 The facility of majorities is no
protection from the natural
sequence of their own acts.
majority, n. (25)
DSA 1.127 21 ...the base doctrine of the majority of
voices usurps the place
of the doctrine of the soul.
DSA 1.149 8 There are...men to whom a crisis which
paralyzes the majority...comes graceful and beloved as a bride.
MR 1.236 3 ...when the majority shall admit the
necessity of reform in all
these institutions [commerce, law, state], their abuses will be
LT 1.279 11 The great majority of men...are not aware
of the evil that is
Tran 1.333 4 The materialist respects sensible
masses...every mass, whether majority of numbers, or extent of space...
YA 1.369 22 The vast majority of the people of this
country live by the
YA 1.391 1 ...as if the Union had any other real basis
than the good
pleasure of a majority of the citizens to be united.
Pt1 3.5 22 ...the great majority of men seem to be
Mrs1 3.129 10 If [aristocracy and fashion] provoke
anger in the least
favored class, and the excluded majority revenge themselves on the
excluding minority by the strong hand and kill them, at once a new
finds itself at the top...
Pol1 3.204 26 [The young] believe their own newspaper,
as their fathers did
at their age. With such an ignorant and deceivable majority, States
soon run to ruin, but that there are limitations beyond which the folly
ambition of governors can not go.
NMW 4.242 23 ...even when the majority of the people
had begun to ask
whether they had really gained any thing under the exhausting levies of
men and money of the new master [Napoleon], the whole talent of the
country...took his part...
ET8 5.134 13 ...here [in England] exists the best stock
in the world...men
of...strong instincts, yet apt for culture;...wise minority, as well as
ET10 5.154 20 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.
ET15 5.270 8 [The London Times] gives the argument, not
of the majority, but of the commanding class.
Pow 6.54 23 ...the key to all ages is--Imbecility;
imbecility in the vast
majority of men at all times...
CbW 6.248 27 Shall we then judge a country by the
majority, or by the
CbW 6.252 13 To say then, the majority are wicked,
means no malice, no
bad heart in the observer...
CbW 6.252 15 To say then, the majority are wicked,
the majority are unripe...
Cour 7.257 22 A large majority of men...never come to
experiences that make the Indian, the soldier or frontiersman
PerF 10.86 19 ...it begins to be doubtful whether our
corruption in this
country has not gone a little over the mark of safety, so that when
canvassed we shall be found to be made up of a majority of reckless
Chr2 10.110 2 Paganism...outvotes the true men by
millions of majority...
HDC 11.68 18 ...we cannot but be alarmed at the great
majority, in the
British parliament, for the imposition of unconstitutional taxes on the
EWI 11.134 9 ...the reader of Congressional debates, in
New England, is
perplexed to see with what admirable sweetness and patience the
of the free States are schooled and ridden by the minority of
FSLC 11.207 14 [Slavery] got Texas and now will have
Cuba, and means
to keep her majority.
PPr 12.387 4 Each age has its own follies, as its
majority is made up of
foolish young people;...
Makaria [Goethe, Wilhelm M (2)
OA 7.330 27 In Goethe's Romance, Makaria, the central
figure for wisdom
and influence, pleases herself with withdrawing into solitude to
and epistolary correspondence.
Res 8.150 23 It was a pleasing trait in Goethe's
romance, that Makaria
retires from society to astronomy and her correspondence.
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