Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

Our civility, England determines the style of, inasmuch as England is the strongest of the family of existing nations, and as we are the expansion of that people. It is that of a trading nation; it is a shopkeeping civility. The English lord is a retired shopkeeper, and has the prejudices and timidities of that profession.


Miscellanies (ed. 1906)

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Our civility, England determines the style of, inasmuch as England is the strongest of the family of existing nations, and as we are the expansion of ...

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Our civility, England determines the style of, inasmuch as England is the strongest of the family of existing nations, and as we are the expansion of ...

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Our civility, England determines the style of, inasmuch as England is the strongest of the family of existing nations, and as we are the expansion of ...

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Our civility, England determines the style of, inasmuch as England is the strongest of the family of existing nations, and as we are the expansion of ...