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  I. Essays. The American Scholar. An Oration Delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at Cambridge, August 31, ...
In this distribution of functions the scholar is the delegated intellect.
The next great influence into the spirit of the scholar is the mind of the Past—in whatever form, whether of literature, of art, of institutions, that mind is inscribed.
The scholar is that man who must take up into himself all the ability of the time, all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future.
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 The American Scholar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Scholar was a speech given by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1837 to the Phi Beta Kappa Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The American culture was still heavily influenced by Europe 60 years after declaring independence, and Emerson was, for the first time in the country's history, providing a roadmap on how to escape from underneath that veil and build a new, American identity.
Building on the growing attention he was receiving from the essay Nature, this speech solidified his popularity and weight in America, a level of reverence he would hold through out the rest of his life.
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 The American Scholar lecture
The scholar is the human being as a thinker.
In a sense, all people are scholars and scholars partake of all other identities, but in fact, society has fragmented the human essence into many separate partial capacities, and tends to differentiate scholars--the learners and the teachers--from those who do other things--the artists, the politicians, the businesspeople, the soldiers.
Emerson's scholar brings to my mind Rodin's famous statue of The Thinker--a seated figure, but one whose muscles are flexed, whose limbs are twisted, who burns more calories than a hod carrier or a dancer in his inward furnace of struggle and concentration.
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 The American Scholar by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The next great influence into the spirit of the scholar, is, the mind of the Past, -- in whatever form, whether of literature, of art, of institutions, that mind is inscribed.
There goes in the world a notion, that the scholar should be a recluse, a valetudinarian, -- as unfit for any handiwork or public labor, as a penknife for an axe.
Years are well spent in country labors; in town, -- in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science; in art; to the one end of mastering in all their facts a language by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions.
www.nationalcenter.org /AmericanScholar.html   (6595 words)

  
 The American Scholar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The next great influence into the spirit of the scholar, is, the mind of the Past, — in whatever form, whether of literature, of art, of institutions, that mind is inscribed.
There goes in the world a notion, that the scholar should be a recluse, a valetudinarian, — as unfit for any handiwork or public labor, as a penknife for an axe.
Years are well spent in country labors; in town, — in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science; in art; to the one end of mastering in all their facts a language by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions.
www.emersoncentral.com /amscholar.htm   (6543 words)

  
 The American Scholar Reconsidered *   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Some of the immigrant groups, it is true, had an attitude toward American education that can only be characterized as religious, and the brilliant and tenacious few did break the barriers of the private.colleges and sit with the sons of the leisure class.
In an era when urban public education is available for everyone, the American scholar must be a person whose education is an organic element in his life and not merely a preparation for life, like all the other preparations that prevent the American student from living and becoming the American scholar.
When we talk of the American Scholar reconsidered, we turn quite naturally to the cathedral where scholarship ought to live in its purest form and where the American Scholar should be found as a leader and a guide—the graduate school.
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 PBK - The American Scholar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This holiday season consider giving The American Scholar, a thoughtful and thought-provoking gift that will last the entire year.
The Phi Beta Kappa Society is proud to announce the selection of Robert S. Wilson as the new editor of The American Scholar.
The American Scholar, the Society's literary and intellectual quarterly, has won the National Magazine Award for feature writing, for essays, and for general excellence among magazines with circulations under 100,000.
www.pbk.org /pubs/amscholar.htm   (221 words)

  
 The American Scholar
In this hope, I accept the topic which not only usage, but the nature of our association, seem to prescribe to this day,—the AMERICAN SCHOLAR.
There goes in the world a notion, that the scholar should be a recluse, a valetudinarian,—as unfit for any handiwork or public labor, as a penknife for an axe.
Years are well spent in country labors; in town; in the insight into trades and manufactures; in frank intercourse with many men and women; in science; in art; to the one end of mastering in all their facts a language by which to illustrate and embody our perceptions.
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THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR _An Oration delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at Cambridge, August 31, 1837_ Mr.
In the _divided_ or social state, these functions are parcelled out to individuals, each of whom aims to do his stint of the joint work, whilst each other performs his.
A nation of men will for the first time exist, because each believes himself inspired by the Divine Soul which also inspires all men.
books.mirror.org /emerson/americanscholar.txt   (6470 words)

  
 PBK - Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Key Reporter is free to all members and can be ordered by nonmembers for a small fee.
The American Scholar is the Society's scholarly journal, which strives to preserve the essay.
The journal has won two American Society of Magazine Editor Awards, in 1999 for an essay by Clara Claiborne Park and in 2000 for general excellence among titles with circulations under 100,000.
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