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" It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature, that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion. Thought is the property of him who can entertain... "
American Anthropologist - Page 121
1893
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American classical authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 434 pages
...capable of original writing, is entitled thcncoforth to steal from the writings of others at diseretion. Thought is the property of him who can entertain it; and of him who can adequately pluce it. A certain awkwardness marks the use of borrowed thoughts; but, ńs soon ńs we have learned...
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Representative Men: Seven Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1857 - 285 pages
...capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion. Thought is the property of him who can entertain it;...certain awkwardness marks the use of borrowed thoughts; hut, as soon as we have learned what to do with them, they become our own. Thus, all originality is...
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Representative Men: Seven Lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 285 pages
...and of him who can adequately place it. A certain awkwardness marks the use of borrowed thoughts j but, as soon as we have learned what to do with them, they become our own. Thus, all originality is relative. Every thinker is retrospective. The learned member of the legislature,...
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Penny readings in prose and verse, selected and ed. by J.E. Carpenter, Volume 5

Penny readings - 1866
...spoken wisely. He knows the sparkle of the true stone, and puts it in high place wherever he finds it Thought is the property of him who can entertain it,...learned what to do with them, they become our own. Thus, all originality is relative. Every thinker is retrospective. The learned member of the legislature...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Representative men. English traits ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion. Thought is the property of him who can entertain it...learned what to do with them, they become our own. Thus, all originality is relative. Every thinker is retrospective. The learned member of the Legislature,...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume II

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at . discretion. Thought is the property of him who can entertain it;...learned what to do with them, they become our own. Thus, all originality is relative. Every thinker is retrospective. The learned member of the Legislature,...
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Saint Pauls Magazine, Volume 7

Anthony Trollope - 1871
...capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion. Thought is the property of him who can entertain it,...learned what to do with them, they become our own."* But let us return to the jaded revellers in the literary banquethall. There is a certain fresh sweep...
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The bards and authors of Cleveland and south Durham, and the vicinage

George Markham Tweddell - Authors, English - 1872 - 24 pages
...injustice to other writers by an unconscious plagiarism of their works. " Thought," says WALDO EMERSON, "is the property of him who can entertain it; and...learned what to do with them, they become our own." Mr. Cleaver opens his principal poem with the following beautiful verses : — " Lo ! to his couch,...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye. Essay on Behaviour. Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place it. Representative Men. Shakespeare. I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1878 - 864 pages
...power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye. Essay on Behaviour. Thought is the property of him who can entertain it, and of him who can adequately place It. Representative Men. Shakespeare. I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French...
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