Peace to Penury

A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey 

peace, adj. (3)

    War 11.167 13 Since the peace question has been before the public mind, those who affirm its right and expediency have naturally been met with objections more or less weighty.
    War 11.168 12 In reply to this charge of absurdity on the extreme peace doctrine, as shown in the supposed consequences, I wish to say that such deductions consider only one half of the fact.
    War 11.171 12 Nor...is the peace principle to be carried into effect by fear.

Peace, adj. (1)

    SlHr 10.448 14 ...I find an elegance in...[Samuel Hoar's] self-dedication... to unpaid services of the Temperance and Peace and other philanthropic societies...

peace, n. (101)

    AmS 1.104 11 It is a shame to [the scholar]...if he seek a temporary peace by the diversion of his thoughts from politics or vexed questions...
    MR 1.252 27 In every household, the peace of a pair is poisoned by the malice...of domestics.
    Con 1.323 15 ...in peace and a commercial state we depend, not as we ought, on our knowledge and all men's knowledge that we are honest men...
    YA 1.377 1 ...when peace comes, the nobles prove very whimsical and uncomfortable masters;...
    YA 1.377 7 ...Trade, a plant which grows wherever there is peace...
    YA 1.377 8 ...Trade, a plant which grows...as soon as there is peace...
    YA 1.377 9 ...Trade, a plant which grows...as long as there is peace.
    YA 1.378 22 ...the historian will see that...trade...makes peace and keeps peace...
    SR 2.47 8 A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace.
    SR 2.90 3 Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
    SR 2.90 4 Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.
    Comp 2.99 13 ...the President has paid dear for his White House. It has commonly cost him all his peace...
    Comp 2.123 11 ...there is no tax on the knowledge that the compensation exists, and that it is not desirable to dig up treasure. Herein I rejoice with a serene eternal peace.
    SL 2.137 6 [Our society] is a standing army, not so good as a peace.
    SL 2.160 3 ...the hero fears not that if he withhold the avowal of a just and brave act it will go unwitnessed and unloved. One knows it,--himself,--and is pledged by it to sweetness of peace...
    SL 2.162 20 Epaminondas...would have sat still with joy and peace, if his lot had been mine.
    SL 2.164 5 Let us seek one peace by fidelity.
    Fdsp 2.201 19 ...the sweet sincerity of joy and peace which I draw from this alliance with my brother's soul is the nut itself whereof all nature and all thought is but the husk and shell.
    Fdsp 2.211 20 There can never be deep peace between two spirits...until in their dialogue each stands for the whole world.
    Prd1 2.238 10 ...the sturdiest offender of your peace and of the neighborhood, if you rip up his claims, is as thin and timid as any...
    Prd1 2.238 12 ...the peace of society is often kept, because, as children say, one is afraid and the other dares not.
    Hsm1 2.249 23 Let [a man] hear in season...that the commonwealth and his own well-being require that he should not go dancing in the weeds of peace...
    Hsm1 2.262 18 I see not any road of perfect peace which a man can walk, but after the counsel of his own bosom.
    Nat2 3.189 12 ...perhaps the discovery...that though we should hold our peace the truth would not the less be spoken, might check injuriously the flames of our zeal.
    Nat2 3.194 19 ...if, instead of identifying ourselves with the work, we feel that the soul of the Workman streams through us, we shall find the peace of the morning dwelling first in our hearts...
    Pol1 3.213 21 The wise man [the community] cannot find in nature, and it makes awkward but earnest efforts...to secure the advantages of efficiency and internal peace by confiding the government to one, who may himself select his agents.
    NER 3.249 5 Peace now each for malice takes,/ Beauty for his sinful weeds,/ For the angel Hope aye makes/ Him an angel whom she leads./
    NER 3.270 5 ...[a canine appetite for knowledge] did not bring [the scholar] to peace...
    GoW 4.285 6 Piety itself is no aim [said Goethe], but only as a means whereby through purest inward peace we may attain to highest culture.
    ET4 5.60 6 History rarely yields us better passages than the conversation between King Sigurd the Crusader and King Eystein his brother, on their respective merits,--one the soldier, and the other a lover of the arts of peace.
    ET11 5.175 25 ...the duel, which in peace still held [French and English nobles] to the risks of war, diminished the envy that in trading and studious nations would else have pried into their title.
    ET12 5.199 21 I saw several faithful, high-minded young men [at Oxford], some of them in the mood of making sacrifices for peace of mind...
    Pow 6.71 10 The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war.
    Wth 6.105 14 Rothschild refuses the Russian loan, and there is peace and the harvests are saved.
    Wth 6.114 12 ...vanity costs money, labor, horses, men, women, health and peace...
    Bhr 6.196 22 ...if you have headache...or thunderstroke, I beseech you...to hold your peace...
    Wsp 6.225 6 ...the real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
    Civ 7.19 16 A nation that has no clothing...no arts of peace...we call barbarous.
    Civ 7.23 4 ...the multiplication of the arts of peace...fills the State with useful and happy laborers;...
    Cour 7.275 19 We have little right in piping times of peace to pronounce on these rare heights of character;...
    Elo2 8.124 5 In the mortifications of disappointment, [Science's] soothing voice shall whisper serenity and peace.
    Res 8.148 13 Mr. Marshall was a man of peace;...
    Comc 8.162 25 The peace of society and the decorum of tables seem to require that next to a notable wit should always be posted a phlegmatic bolt-upright man...
    Comc 8.166 6 This precious brother having slain,/ In times of peace, an Indian,/ Not out of malice, but mere zeal/ (Because he was an infidel),/ The mighty Tottipottymoy/ Sent to our elders an envoy/...
    PC 8.209 24 Men are now to be astonished by seeing acts of...Christian charity...executed by justices of the peace...
    PC 8.210 4 When classes are exasperated against each other, the peace of the world is always kept by striking a new note.
    PC 8.218 3 Eloquence a hundred times has turned the scale of war and peace at will.
    SovE 10.203 8 [Our religion] visits us only on some exceptional and ceremonial occasion...perhaps on a sublime national victory or a peace.
    Prch 10.225 9 [The moral sentiment] teaches a great peace.
    Prch 10.232 1 ...it is impossible to pay no regard...to war and peace, new events...
    LLNE 10.328 10 The nobles...now, in another shape, as capitalists, shall in all love and peace eat [the churls] up as before.
    MMEm 10.423 12 War devastates the conscience of men, yet corrupt peace does not less.
    MMEm 10.432 3 Shame on me [Mary Moody Emerson] who have learned within three years to sit whole days in peace and enjoyment without the least apparent benefit to any...
    LS 11.3 2 The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.-Romans xiv. 17.
    LS 11.20 20 ...the Apostle well assures us that the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
    HDC 11.37 16 ...the peace was made, and the ear of the savage already secured, before the pilgrims arrived at his seat of Musketaquid...
    HDC 11.40 1 Hard labor and spare diet [the settlers of Concord] had...but they had peace and freedom...
    HDC 11.40 19 [The settlers of Concord's] religion was sweetness and peace amidst toil and tears.
    HDC 11.67 27 From...1765...to the peace of 1783, the [Concord] Town Records breathe a resolute and warlike spirit...
    HDC 11.79 24 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.
    HDC 11.82 11 From that time [1788] to the present hour, this town [Concord] has made a slow but constant progress in...the arts of peace.
    LVB 11.92 19 The piety, the principle that is left in the United States... forbid us to entertain [the relocation of the Cherokees] as a fact. Such a dereliction of all faith and virtue, such a denial of justice...were never heard of in times of peace...
    EWI 11.108 13 Thomas Clarkson was a youth at Cambridge, England, when the subject given out for a Latin prize dissertation was, Is it right to make slaves of others against their will? He wrote an essay, and won the prize; but he wrote too well for his own peace;...
    War 11.158 6 Only in Elizabeth's time, out of the European waters, piracy was all but universal. The proverb was,-No peace beyond the line;...
    War 11.160 19 Cannot peace be, as well as war?
    War 11.161 17 ...it is not a great matter how long men refuse to believe the advent of peace...
    War 11.161 18 ...a universal peace is as sure as is the prevalence of civilization over barbarism...
    War 11.161 22 That the project of peace should appear visionary to great numbers of sensible men;...is very natural.
    War 11.162 2 This is a poor, tedious society of yours, [sensible men] say; we do not see what good can come of it. Peace! why, we are all at peace now.
    War 11.162 3 This is a poor, tedious society of yours, [sensible men] say; we do not see what good can come of it. Peace! why, we are all at peace now.
    War 11.163 15 ...one is scared to find at what a cost the peace of the globe is kept.
    War 11.163 24 This vast apparatus of artillery,...this martial music and endless playing of marches and singing of military and naval songs seem to us to constitute an imposing actual, which will not yield in centuries to the feeble, deprecatory voices of a handful of friends of peace.
    War 11.166 24 War and peace thus resolve themselves into a mercury of the state of cultivation.
    War 11.168 16 In reply to this charge of absurdity on the extreme peace doctrine, as shown in the supposed consequences, I wish to say that such deductions consider only one half of the fact. They look only at the passive side of the friend of peace...they quite omit to consider his activity.
    War 11.168 18 ...no man, it may be presumed, ever embraced the cause of peace and philanthropy for the sole end and satisfaction of being plundered and slain.
    War 11.169 10 Whenever we see the doctrine of peace embraced by a nation, we may be assured it will not be one that invites injury;...
    War 11.171 17 The manhood that has been in war must be transferred to the cause of peace...
    War 11.171 18 The manhood that has been in war must be transferred to the cause of peace, before war can lose its charm, and peace be venerable to men.
    War 11.172 19 I do not wonder at the dislike some of the friends of peace have expressed at Shakspeare.
    War 11.174 6 The cause of peace is not the cause of cowardice.
    War 11.174 7 If peace is sought to be defended or preserved for the safety of the luxurious and the timid, it is a sham...
    War 11.174 9 If peace is sought to be defended or preserved for the safety of the luxurious and the timid, it is a sham, and the peace will be base.
    War 11.174 10 If peace is sought to be defended or preserved for the safety of the luxurious and the timid, it is a sham, and the peace will be base. War is better, and the peace will be broken.
    War 11.174 11 If peace is to be maintained, it must be by brave men...
    FSLC 11.189 7 I thought that every time a man goes back to his own thoughts, these angels receive him, talk with him, and that, in the best hours, he is uplifted in virtue of this essence, into a peace and into a power which the material world cannot give...
    FSLC 11.196 1 A wicked law cannot be executed by good men, and must be by bad. Flagitious men must be employed, and every act of theirs is a stab at the public peace.
    FSLC 11.206 13 If [the North and the South] continue to have a binding interest, they will be pretty sure to find it out: if not, they will consult their peace in parting.
    FSLC 11.208 12 Why in the name of common sense and the peace of mankind is not [abolition] made the subject of instant negotiation and settlement?
    AKan 11.262 3 Massachusetts, in its heroic day, had no government-was an anarchy. Every man...was his own governor; and there was no breach of peace from Cape Cod to Mount Hoosac.
    AKan 11.262 16 Every man throughout the country [California] was armed with knife and revolver, and it was known that instant justice would be administered to each offence, and perfect peace reigned.
    ACiv 11.300 1 ...a literal, slavish following of precedents, as by a justice of the peace, is not for those who at this hour lead the destinies of this people.
    ACiv 11.302 19 Government must not be...a justice of the peace.
    ACiv 11.306 17 There does exist, perhaps, a popular will...that our trade, and therefore our laws, must have the whole breadth of the continent, and from Canada to the Gulf. But since this is the rooted belief and will of the people, so much the more are they in danger, when impatient of defeats, or impatient of taxes, to go with a rush for some peace;...
    ACiv 11.306 18 ...what kind of peace shall at that moment be easiest attained, [the people] will make concessions for it...
    EPro 11.325 14 ...the aim of the war on our part is...to destroy the piratic feature in [Southern society] which makes it our enemy only as it is the enemy of the human race, and so allow its reconstruction on a just and healthful basis. Then...Nature and trade may be trusted to establish a lasting peace.
    SMC 11.355 26 The invasion of Northern...tradesmen, lawyers and students did more than forty years of peace had done to educate the South.
    EdAd 11.392 10 This period of peace, this hour when the jangle of contending churches is hushing or hushed, will seem only the more propitious to those who believe that man need not fear the want of religion, because they know his religious constitution...
    FRep 11.516 13 We are in these days settling for ourselves and our descendants questions which...will make the peace and prosperity or the calamity of the next ages.
    Bost 12.203 22 ...there is always [in Boston]...always a heresiarch, whom the governor and deputies labor with but cannot silence. Some new light... some pleader for peace;...
    MAng1 12.237 15 ...[Michelangelo] says he is only half in Rome, since, truly, peace is only to be found in the woods.
    Milt1 12.256 8 [Milton] defined the object of education to be, to fit a man to perform justly, skilfully and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.

Peace, n. (2)

    War 11.176 6 Not in an obscure corner...is this seed of benevolence [Congress of Nations] laid in the furrow, with tears of hope; but in this broad America...here, where not a family, not a few men, but mankind, shall say what shall be; here, we ask, Shall it be War, or shall it be Peace?
    EPro 11.326 9 Incertainties now crown themselves assured,/ And Peace proclaims olives of endless age./

Peace Party, n. (1)

    EPro 11.322 26 It is wonderful to see the unseasonable senility of what is called the Peace Party...

peaceable, adj. (11)

    Con 1.308 21 ...though I am very peaceable...yet I feel called upon...to declare to you my opinion that if the Earth is yours so also is it mine.
    ET11 5.195 10 Already...the English noble and squire were preparing for the career of the country-gentleman and his peaceable expense.
    Wth 6.90 19 The English are prosperous and peaceable...
    Cour 7.271 2 'T is the quiet, peaceable men, the men of principle, that make the best soldiers.
    PC 8.232 7 It was what we call plantation manners which drove peaceable forgiving New England to emancipation without phrase.
    FSLC 11.194 8 ...the womb conceives and the breasts give suck to thousands and millions of hairy babes formed not in the image of your statute, but in the image of the Universe;...too many than they can be rich, and therefore peaceable;...
    EPro 11.323 8 If we had consented to a peaceable secession of the rebels, the divided sentiment of the border states made peaceable secession impossible...
    EPro 11.323 10 If we had consented to a peaceable secession of the rebels, the divided sentiment of the border states made peaceable secession impossible...
    HCom 11.344 17 These [Harvard] men, thus tender, thus high-bred, thus peaceable, were always in the front and always employed.
    SMC 11.356 7 Our farmers went to Kansas as peaceable, God-fearing men as the members of our school committee here.
    Bost 12.192 15 [The Massachusett colonists' experience] seems to have been the last outrage ever committed by the sting-rays or by the sweetfern or by the fox-grapes; they have been of peaceable behavior ever since.

peaceable, n. (1)

    Pow 6.63 27 This power [in American politics]...is not clothed in satin. 'T is the power...of soldiers and pirates; and it bullies the peaceable and loyal.

peaceably, adv. (2)

    ET5 5.87 20 The Englishman is peaceably minding his business and earning his day's wages.
    Res 8.145 23 Wanting a picket to which to attach my horse, [Malus] says, I tied him to my leg. I slept, and dreamed peaceably of the pleasures of Europe.

peaceful, adj. (19)

    Con 1.323 22 Is there not something shameful that I should owe my peaceful occupancy of my house and field, not to the knowledge of my countrymen that I am useful, but to their respect for sundry other reputable persons, I know not whom, whose joint virtue still keeps the law in good odor?
    Prd1 2.237 12 He who wishes to walk in the most peaceful parts of life with any serenity must screw himself up to resolution.
    ET10 5.159 8 Iron and steel are very obedient. Whether it were not possible to make a spinner that would not rebel...nor emigrate? At the solicitation of the masters...Mr. Roberts of Manchester undertook to create this peaceful fellow...
    ET10 5.163 15 The taste and science of thirty peaceful generations;...are in the vast auction [in England]...
    Pow 6.72 9 The men whom in peaceful communities we hold if we can with iron at their legs...this man [Napoleon] dealt with hand to hand...
    Elo1 7.79 17 ...there are men of the most peaceful way of life and peaceful principle, who are felt wherever they go...
    Elo1 7.79 18 ...there are men of the most peaceful way of life and peaceful principle, who are felt wherever they go...
    Elo2 8.115 14 We reckon the bar, the senate, journalism and the pulpit, peaceful professions;...
    SovE 10.201 11 ...up comes a man with...a knotty sentence from St. Paul, which he considers as the axe at the root of your tree. ... He interrupts for the moment your peaceful trust in the Divine Providence.
    LLNE 10.346 15 These [19th Century] reformers were a new class. Instead of the fiery souls of the Puritans...these were gentle souls, with peaceful and even with genial dispositions...
    HDC 11.38 13 The Puritans, to keep the remembrance...of their peaceful compact with the Indians, named their forest settlement CONCORD.
    HDC 11.73 1 In these peaceful fields [of Concord], for the first time since a hundred years, the drum and alarm-gun were heard...
    HDC 11.76 19 ...you, my fathers [veterans of battle of Concord]...may well bear a chief part in keeping this peaceful birthday of our town.
    EWI 11.121 24 The legislature [of Jamaica]...say, The peaceful demeanor of the emancipated population redounds to their own credit...
    War 11.166 14 ...the least change in the man will change his circumstances;...if, for example, he...should come to feel that every man was another self with whom he might come to join, as left hand works with right. Every degree of the ascendency of this feeling would cause the most striking changes of external things...the marching regiment would be a caravan of emigrants, peaceful pioneers at the fountains of the Wabash and the Missouri.
    HCom 11.342 14 [The war] charged with power, peaceful, amiable men...
    HCom 11.342 22 It is easy to recall the mood in which our young men, snatched from every peaceful pursuit, went to the war.
    SMC 11.358 9 None of us can have forgotten how sharp a test to try our peaceful people with, was the first call for troops [in the Civil War].
    SHC 11.434 24 The ground [Sleepy Hollow] has the peaceful character that belongs to this town [Concord];...

peacefully, adv. (5)

    Nat 1.4 8 Let us interrogate the great apparition that shines so peacefully around us.
    F 6.23 1 ...here they are, side by side, god and devil...riding peacefully together in the eye and brain of every man.
    Wsp 6.213 13 There is...a simple, quiet, undescribed, undescribable presence, dwelling very peacefully in us...
    Res 8.148 17 ...[James Marshall] had the pipes laid from the water-works of his mill, with a stop-cock by his chair from which he could discharge a stream that would knock down an ox, and sat down very peacefully to his dinner...
    Schr 10.273 17 Other men are...heaving and carrying, each that he may peacefully execute the fine function by which they all are helped.

peace-makers, n. (1)

    Ill 6.315 7 ...I have known gentlemen of great stake in the community...who held themselves bound to...act with Bible societies and missions and peace-makers...

peace-parties, n. (1)

    Cour 7.260 4 One heard much cant of peace-parties long ago in Kansas and elsewhere...

peach, n. (4)

    MN 1.203 21 The gardener aims to produce a fine peach or pear...
    LLNE 10.352 15 [Fourier] treats man...as a vegetable, from which, though now a poor crab, a very good peach can by manure and exposure be in time produced...
    PLT 12.32 2 ...each tree can secrete from the soil the elements that form a peach, a lemon, or a cocoa-nut, according to its kind...
    CL 12.145 5 The Rosaceous tribe in botany, including the apple, pear, peach and cherry, are coeval with man.

peach-bloom, adj. (2)

    ET4 5.69 8 A clear skin, a peach-bloom complexion and good teeth are found all over the island [England].
    Bty 6.290 19 It is the soundness of the bones that ultimates itself in a peach-bloom complexion;...

peach-colored, adj. (1)

    Hsm1 2.253 4 What a disgrace is it to me to take note how many pairs of silk stockings thou hast, namely, these and those that were the peach-colored ones;...

peaches, n. (5)

    ET16 5.285 12 We [Emerson and Carlyle] crossed a bridge [at Wilton Hall] built by Inigo Jones...and so again to the house, where we found a table laid for us with bread, meats, peaches, grapes and wine.
    Wth 6.87 9 When the farmer's peaches are taken from under the tree and carried into town, they have a new look and a hundredfold value over the fruit which grew on the same bough and lies fulsomely on the ground.
    CbW 6.264 9 Nothing will supply the want of sunshine to peaches...
    Farm 7.149 7 As [the farmer] nursed his Thanksgiving turkeys on bread and milk, so he will pamper his peaches and grapes on the viands they like best.
    PerF 10.71 10 Take up a spadeful or a buck-load of loam, who can guess what it holds? But a gardener knows that it is full of peaches, full of oranges...

peach-stone, n. (1)

    GoW 4.262 21 The gardener saves every slip and seed and peach-stone...

peacock, adj. (2)

    Ctr 6.152 20 The Italians are fond of red clothes, peacock plumes and embroidery;...
    Wsp 6.208 26 In creeds never was such levity; witness...the peacock ritualism...

peacock, n. (4)

    ET9 5.148 24 ...an ex-governor of Illinois, said to me, If the man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock that he goes bustling up and down and hits on extraordinary discoveries.
    PI 8.26 6 ...a cow does not...show or affect any interest in...a peacock...
    FRep 11.530 24 The spread eagle must fold his foolish wings and be less of a peacock;...
    ACri 12.287 22 ...the lowest classifying words outvalue arguments; as... lubber, puppy, peacock...

peak, n. (4)

    Pt1 3.11 19 Mankind in good earnest have availed so far in understanding themselves and their work, that the foremost watchman on the peak announces his news.
    Mrs1 3.137 11 Let us sit apart as the gods, talking from peak to peak all round Olympus.
    PI 8.10 22 The poet gives us the eminent experiences only,--a god stepping from peak to peak...
    ACri 12.288 17 ...some men swear with genius. I knew a poet in whose talent Nature carried this freak so far that his only graceful verses were pretty blasphemies. The better the worse, you will say; and I own it reminds one of Vathek's collection of monstrous men with humps of a picturesque peak...

Peak, Pike's, Colorado, n. (3)

    Pow 6.68 16 [Men of this surcharge of arterial blood] pine for adventure, and must go to Pike's Peak;...
    Wsp 6.204 4 The stern old faiths have all pulverized. ... 'T is as flat anarchy in our ecclesiastic realms as that...which prevails now on the slope of...Pike's Peak.
    CbW 6.261 21 ...send [a rich man]...to Pike's Peak...and if he have true faculty, this may be the element he wants...

peak, v. (1)

    MLit 12.310 27 ...[the library of the Present Age] vents...books for which men and women peak and pine;...

peaked, adj. (2)

    LE 1.159 16 The sense of spiritual independence is like the lovely varnish of the dew, whereby the old, hard, peaked earth and its old self-same productions are made new every morning...
    WD 7.170 13 Yesterday not a bird peeped; the world was barren, peaked and pining...

peaks, n. (2)

    Exp 3.48 12 There are moods in which we court suffering, in the hope that here at least we shall find reality, sharp peaks and edges of truth.
    Wth 6.122 20 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.

peal, n. (1)

    EWI 11.124 10 If any mention was made of homicide, madness, adultery, and intolerable tortures [of negroes], we would let the church-bells ring louder, the church-organ swell its peal and drown the hideous sound.

peals, n. (3)

    Carl 10.495 10 In proportion to the peals of laughter amid which [Carlyle] strips the plumes of a pretender...does he worship whatever enthusiasm, fortitude, love or other sign of a good nature is in a man.
    Milt1 12.275 1 Milton's sublimest song, bursting into heaven with its peals of melodious thunder, is the voice of Milton still.
    PPr 12.391 13 [Carlyle's] jokes shake down Parliament House and Windsor Castle...and the future shall echo the dangerous peals.

peals, v. (1)

    LE 1.177 17 How can [the scholar] catch and keep the strain of upper music that peals from [human life]?

pear, n. (10)

    MN 1.203 22 The gardener aims to produce a fine peach or pear...
    NR 3.244 25 ...a good pear or apple costs no more time or pains to rear than a poor one;...
    Wth 6.108 9 If a St. Michael's pear sells for a shilling, it costs a shilling to raise it.
    Wth 6.108 13 You may not see that the fine pear costs you a shilling, but it costs the community so much.
    Wth 6.108 16 You may not see that the fine pear costs you a shilling, but it costs the community so much. The shilling represents the number of enemies the pear has...
    Ill 6.314 14 ...a friend of mine complained that all the varieties of fancy pears in our orchard seem to have been selected by somebody who had a whim for a particular kind of pear...
    Farm 7.135 21 ...The cordial quality of pear or plum/ Ascends as gladly in a single tree/ As in broad orchards resonant with bees;/...
    CL 12.145 4 The Rosaceous tribe in botany, including the apple, pear, peach and cherry, are coeval with man.
    CL 12.145 24 Yonder pear has every property which should belong to a tree.
    CW 12.170 2 ...The cordial quality of pear or plum/ Ascends as gladly in the single tree/ As in broad orchards resonant with bees;/...

pearl, n. (7)

    Comp 2.117 20 Has [a man] a defect of temper that unfits him to live in society? Thereby he is driven to...acquire habits of self-help; and thus, like the wounded oyster, he mends his shell with pearl.
    Art1 2.361 1 ...in my younger days...I fancied the great pictures would be... a foreign wonder, barbaric pearl and gold...
    ET7 5.119 8 [The English] read gladly in old Fuller that a lady in the reign of Elizabeth, would have as patiently digested a lie, as the wearing of... pendants of counterfeit pearl.
    SS 7.1 1 Seyd melted the days like cups of pearl/...
    PPo 8.254 24 Scorn me not, But know I have the pearl,/ And am only seeking one to receive it./
    Supl 10.177 12 ...the diamond and the pearl, which are only accidental and secondary in their use and value to us, are proper to the Oriental world.
    Pray 12.356 6 ...we must not tie up the rosary on which we have strung these few white beads [prayers], without adding a pearl of great price from that book of prayer, the Confessions of Saint Augustine.

pearl-diver, n. (1)

    Schr 10.265 19 ...at a single strain of a bugle out of a grove...the poet replaces all this cowardly Self-denial and God-denial of the literary class with the conviction that to one poetic success the world will surrender on its knees. Instantly he casts in his lot with the pearl-diver and the diamond-merchant.

pearl-diving, v. (1)

    PPo 8.242 25 These legends [of Persian kings], with...pearl-diving, and the virtues of gems;...make the staple imagery of Persian odes.

pear-leaf, n. (1)

    F 6.41 17 ...the slug sweats out its slimy house on the pear-leaf...

pearls, n. (9)

    AmS 1.95 22 [Action] is pearls and rubies to [a man's] discourse.
    LE 1.162 12 ...you must come to know that each admirable genius is but a successful diver in that sea whose floor of pearls is all your own.
    Lov1 2.185 26 Not always can...pearls...content the awful soul that dwells in clay.
    PPo 8.242 26 These legends [of Persian kings], with...the cohol, a cosmetic by which pearls and eyebrows are indelibly stained black, the bladder in which musk is brought, the down of the lip, the mole on the cheek, the eyelash;...make the staple imagery of Persian odes.
    PPo 8.252 22 [Hafiz] says, The fishes shed their pearls, out of desire and longing as soon as the ship of Hafiz swims the deep.
    PPo 8.253 19 Fit for the Pleiads' azure chord/ The songs I sung, the pearls I bored./
    Supl 10.178 10 The political economist defies us to show...a shore where pearls are found on which good schools are erected.
    Wom 11.411 26 For [woman] the seas their pearls reveal,/ Art and strange lands her pomp supply/ With purple, chrome and cochineal,/ Ochre and lapis lazuli./
    CL 12.138 17 [Linnaeus] learned the secret of making pearls in the river-pearl mussel.

pears, n. (8)

    UGM 4.9 7 Each man is by secret liking connected with some district of nature, whose agent and interpreter he is; as...Van Mons, of pears;...
    ET1 5.8 20 [Landor]...designated as three of the greatest of men, Washington, Phocion and Timoleon--much as our pomologists, in their lists, select the three or the six best pears for a small orchard;...
    Ill 6.314 11 ...a friend of mine complained that all the varieties of fancy pears in our orchard seem to have been selected by somebody who had a whim for a particular kind of pear...
    Ill 6.314 20 Pears and cakes are good for something;...
    Farm 7.148 3 In September, when the pears hang heaviest...comes usually a gusty day which...throws down the heaviest fruit in bruised heaps.
    Farm 7.148 11 In September, when the pears hang heaviest...comes usually a gusty day which...throws down the heaviest fruit in bruised heaps. The planter took the hint of the Sequoias...surrounded the orchard with a nursery of birches and evergreens. Thus he had the mountain basin in miniature; and his pears grew to the size of melons...
    PLT 12.29 1 To the gardener [Nature's] loam is all strawberries, pears, pineapples.
    CL 12.162 2 Is it not an eminent convenience to have in your town a person who knows where arnica grows...or the slippery-elm, or wild cherries, or wild pears?

pear-trees, n. (1)

    ET4 5.52 8 Certain temperaments suit the sky and soil of England...as, out of a hundred pear-trees, eight or ten suit the soil of an orchard and thrive...

peas, n. (4)

    LE 1.170 1 Undoubtedly the changes of geology have a relation to the prosperous sprouting of the corn and peas in my kitchen garden;...
    ET8 5.131 18 ...Nelson said of his sailors, They really mind shot no more than peas.
    Wsp 6.232 13 It is strange that superior persons should not feel that they have some better resistance against cholera than avoiding green peas and salads.
    Prch 10.229 15 The clergy are as like as peas.

peasant, n. (6)

    Con 1.317 19 Yonder peasant...carries a whole revolution of man and nature in his head...
    ET9 5.144 6 The king cannot step on an acre [in England] which the peasant refuses to sell.
    ET11 5.180 20 The predilection of the patricians for residence in the country, combined with the degree of liberty possessed by the peasant, makes the safety of the English hall.
    WD 7.176 2 In the Hindoo legends, Hari dwells a peasant among peasants.
    PerF 10.81 7 One day I found [the stupid farmer's] little boy of four years dragging about after him the prettiest little wooden cart...and learned that Papa had made it; that hidden deep in that thick skull was this gentle art and taste which the little fingers and caresses of his son had the power to draw out into day; he was no peasant after all.
    ACri 12.286 17 Look at this forlorn caravan of travellers who wander over Europe dumb,-never exchange a word, in the mother tongue of either, with prince or peasant;...

peasant-girls, n. (1)

    Scot 11.466 8 In his own household and neighbors [Scott] found characters and pets of humble class, with whom he established the best relation,- small farmers and tradesmen...peasant-girls, crones...

peasantry, n. (1)

    ET13 5.217 16 ...the gradation of the clergy [in England]...with the fact that a classical education has been secured to the clergyman, makes them the link which unites the sequestered peasantry with the intellectual advancement of the age.

peasants, n. (4)

    Con 1.315 5 ...the cabins of the peasants and the castles of the lords supplied [Friar Bernard's] few wants.
    SwM 4.142 10 These angels that Swedenborg paints...are all country parsons: their heaven is...an evangelical picnic, or French distribution of prizes to virtuous peasants.
    Bhr 6.174 19 If you look at the pictures of patricians and of peasants of different periods and countries, you will see how well they match the same classes in our towns.
    WD 7.176 2 In the Hindoo legends, Hari dwells a peasant among peasants.

pease, n. (1)

    Wth 6.88 23 ...will a man content himself with a hut and a handful of dried pease?

peat, n. (1)

    Farm 7.143 4 Long before [the farmer] was born, the sun of ages... mellowed his land...and accumulated the sphagnum whose decays made the peat of his meadow.

peat-bog, n. (1)

    F 6.22 23 On one side elemental order...peat-bog, forest, sea and shore; and on the other part thought...

peat-knives, n. (1)

    ET4 5.58 21 ...crowbars, peat-knives and hay-forks are tools valued by [the Norsemen] all the more for their charming aptitude for assassinations.

peau d'ane, n. (1)

    UGM 4.21 23 I remember the peau d'ane on which whoso sat should have his desire, but a piece of the skin was gone for every wish.

pea-vines, n. (1)

    ACri 12.302 4 'T is very easy...to represent the farm, which stands for the organization of the gravest needs, as a poor trifle of pea-vines, turnips and hen-roosts.

pebble, n. (8)

    Lov1 2.183 21 In the procession of the soul from within outward, it enlarges its circles ever, like the pebble thrown into the pond...
    NR 3.239 5 The rotation which whirls every leaf and pebble to the meridian, reaches to every gift of man...
    GoW 4.261 10 The planet, the pebble, goes attended by its shadow.
    ET5 5.83 17 More than the diamond Koh-i-noor...[the English] prize that dull pebble...whose poles turn themselves to the poles of the world...
    F 6.48 4 When a god wishes to ride, any...pebble will...serve him for a horse.
    PPo 8.250 19 ...sometimes [Hafiz's] feast, feasters and world are only one pebble more in the eternal vortex and revolution of Fate...
    ACri 12.291 10 As soon as you read aloud, you will find what sentences drag. Blot them out, and read again, you will find the words that drag. 'T is like a pebble inserted in a mosaic.
    ACri 12.299 7 ...[in Carlyle's History of Frederick II] we see the eyes of the writer looking into ours, whilst he is humming and chuckling... stereoscoping every figure that passes, and every hill, river, wood, hummock and pebble in the long perspective...

pebbles, n. (7)

    Con 1.296 25 Thy oysters are barnacles and cockles, and with the next flowing of the tide they will be pebbles and sea-foam.
    OS 2.291 6 The simplest utterances are worthiest to be written, yet are they so cheap and so things of course, that in the infinite riches of the soul it is like gathering a few pebbles off the ground...
    F 6.19 5 These [laws of repression] are pebbles from the mountain...
    Bty 6.279 9 [Seyd] smote the lake to feed his eye/ With the beryl beam of the broken wave./ He flung in pebbles well to hear/ The moment's music which they gave./
    PI 8.15 8 ...these Orientals [the Hindoos] deal with worlds and pebbles freely.
    MMEm 10.422 15 ...the gray-headed god [Time] throws his shadows all around, and his slaves catch...at the halo he throws around poetry, or pebbles, bugs, or bubbles.
    ACri 12.296 2 Montaigne must have the credit of giving to literature that which we listen for in bar-rooms, the low speech...words...that have neatness and necessity, through their use in the vocabulary of work and appetite, like the pebbles which the incessant attrition of the sea has rounded.

peccant, adj. (2)

    ET8 5.132 8 The young [English] men have a rude health which runs into peccant humors.
    Pow 6.60 24 ...we have a certain instinct that where is great amount of life, though gross and peccant, it...will be found at last in harmony with moral laws.

Peche de M. Antoine, Le [ (1)

    Boks 7.214 12 Lucrezia Floriani, Le Peche de M. Antoine...are great steps from the novel of one termination...

peck, n. (1)

    Thor 10.462 14 When I was planting forest trees, and had procured half a peck of acorns, [Thoreau] said that only a small portion of them would be sound...

peck, v. (1)

    ET8 5.135 27 [The English] do not wear their heart in their sleeve for daws to peck at.

peculation, n. (1)

    Hsm1 2.255 26 Scipio, charged with peculation, refuses to do himself so great a disgrace as to wait for justification...

peculiar, adj. (24)

    AmS 1.115 12 Is it not the chief disgrace in the world...not to yield that peculiar fruit which each man was created to bear...
    MR 1.236 8 ...when the majority shall admit the necessity of reform in all these institutions [commerce, law, state]...a man may select the fittest employment for his peculiar talent again, without compromise.
    Tran 1.339 22 This [Transcendental] way of thinking...falling on Unitarian and commercial times, makes the peculiar shades of Idealism which we know.
    Art1 2.362 9 The Transfiguration, by Raphael, is an eminent example of this peculiar merit [simplicity].
    Pt1 3.6 1 There is no man who does not anticipate a supersensual utility in the sun and stars, earth and water. These stand and wait to render him a peculiar service.
    UGM 4.27 9 We cloy of the honey of each peculiar greatness.
    PNR 4.81 19 [Plato] is more than...the prophet of a peculiar message.
    CbW 6.245 15 The physician prescribes hesitatingly out of his few resources the same tonic or sedative to this new and peculiar constitution which he has applied with various success to a hundred men before.
    DL 7.126 11 One is struck in every company...with the riches of Nature, when he...sees in each person original manners, which have a proper and peculiar charm...
    OA 7.315 5 On the anniversary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cambridge in 1861, the venerable President Quincy...was received at the dinner with peculiar demonstrations of respect.
    PI 8.44 1 The gushing fulness of speech belongs to the poet, and it flows from the lips of each of his magic beings in the thoughts and words peculiar to its nature.
    Elo2 8.119 14 What is peculiar in [eloquence] is a certain creative heat...
    Comc 8.162 10 Men celebrate their perception of halfness and a latent lie by the peculiar explosions of laughter.
    Dem1 10.15 10 It is not the tendency of our times to ascribe importance...to omens. But the faith in peculiar and alien power takes another form in the modern mind...
    Schr 10.262 21 I think the peculiar office of scholars...is to be...Professors of the Joyous Science...
    LS 11.12 27 ...[the disciples] were bound together by the memory of Christ, and nothing could be more natural than...that what was done with peculiar propriety by them, his personal friends, with less propriety should come to be extended to their companions also.
    EdAd 11.387 7 ...the right patriotism consists in the delight which springs from contributing our peculiar and legitimate advantages to the benefit of humanity.
    Milt1 12.251 17 [Milton's Areopagitica]...plainly presupposes a very peculiar state of society.
    Milt1 12.251 19 ...deeply as that peculiar state of society, in which and for which Milton wrote, has engraved itself in the remembrance of the world, it shares the destiny which overtakes everything local and personal in Nature;...
    Milt1 12.266 7 Few men could be cited who have so well understood what is peculiar to the Christian ethics [as Milton]...
    MLit 12.321 27 With the name of Wordsworth rises to our recollection the name of his contemporary and friend, Walter Savage Landor,-a man working in a very different and peculiar spirit...
    MLit 12.326 1 [Says Wieland] The piece [Goethe's journal]...is thought and written with the greatness peculiar to him.
    EurB 12.370 6 The elegance, the wit and subtlety of this writer [Tennyson]...his peculiar topics...discriminate the musky poet of gardens and conservatories...
    Let 12.399 13 ...this class [of over-educated youth] is rapidly increasing by the infatuation of the active class, who...use all possible endeavors to secure to [their children] the same result. Certainly we are not insensible to this calamity, as...witnessed by ourselves. It is not quite new and peculiar;...

peculiarities, n. (6)

    YA 1.364 5 ...when...the locomotive and the steamboat...shoot every day across the thousand various threads of national descent and employment... there is no danger that local peculiarities and hostilities should be preserved.
    Mrs1 3.140 1 ...[society] values all peculiarities as in the highest degree refreshing, which can consist with good fellowship.
    SwM 4.119 16 ...to a reader who can make due allowance in the report for the reporter's [Swedenborg's] peculiarities, the results are still instructive...
    GoW 4.272 13 ...if one should chance to be at a congress of kings, the eye would take liberties with the peculiarities of each.
    HDC 11.64 5 Some interesting peculiarities in the manners and customs of the time appear in the town's [Concord's] books.
    PLT 12.54 1 The more the peculiarities are pressed, the better the result.

peculiarity, n. (15)

    DSA 1.133 24 Now do not degrade the life and dialogues of Christ out of the circle of this charm, by insulation and peculiarity.
    MN 1.203 27 ...the spirit and peculiarity of that impression nature makes on us is this, that it does not exist to any one or to any number of particular ends...
    Exp 3.66 3 ...nature causes each man's peculiarity to superabound.
    PPh 4.63 8 The essence or peculiarity of man is to comprehend a whole [said Plato];...
    MoS 4.161 2 Adaptiveness is the peculiarity of human nature.
    ShP 4.212 25 ...Shakspeare has no peculiarity, no importunate topic;...
    NMW 4.231 22 Nothing has been more simple than my elevation [said Bonaparte]...it was owing to the peculiarity of the times and to my reputation of having fought well against the enemies of my country.
    ET19 5.311 2 That which lures a solitary American in the woods with the wish to see England, is the moral peculiarity of the Saxon race...
    Cour 7.269 5 The judge...squarely accosts the question, and by not being afraid of it...he sees presently that common arithmetic and common methods apply to this affair. Perseverance strips it of all peculiarity...
    Dem1 10.25 3 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.
    Supl 10.178 27 ...Nature...makes these two tendencies [of the East and the West] necessary each to the other, and delights to reinforce each peculiarity by imparting the other.
    LLNE 10.367 23 In Brook Farm was this peculiarity, that there was no head.
    AKan 11.255 13 There is this peculiarity about the case of Kansas, that all the right is on one side.
    PLT 12.10 20 The laws and powers of the Intellect have...a stupendous peculiarity...
    WSL 12.338 8 Add to this proud blindness [of John Bull]...the peculiarity which is alleged of the Englishman, that his virtues do not come out until he quarrels.

peculiarly, adv. (1)

    EWI 11.108 27 The facts [of the slave trade] confirmed [Thomas Clarkson' s] sentiment...that it was found peculiarly fatal to those employed in it.

pecunia, n. (1)

    Wth 6.125 11 ...it is a maxim that money is another kind of blood, Pecunia alter sanguis...

pecuniary, adj. (9)

    AmS 1.93 27 Gowns and pecuniary foundations...can never countervail the least sentence or syllable of wit.
    Prd1 2.233 20 ...who has not seen the tragedy of imprudent genius struggling for years with paltry pecuniary difficulties, at last sinking, chilled, exhausted and fruitless...
    ET7 5.124 18 ...as [Englishmen's] own belief in guineas is perfect, they readily, on all occasions, apply the pecuniary argument as final.
    Wth 6.90 14 The Saxons are the merchants of the world; now, for a thousand years, the leading race, and by nothing more than their quality of personal independence, and in its special modification, pecuniary independence.
    QO 8.189 13 This vast mental indebtedness has every variety that pecuniary debt has...
    LLNE 10.368 19 The society at Brook Farm existed...about six or seven years, and then broke up, the Farm was sold, and I believe all the partners came out with pecuniary loss.
    HDC 11.78 8 The number of [Concord's] troops constantly in service [in the American Revolution] is very great. Its pecuniary burdens are out of all proportion to its capital.
    EWI 11.137 19 Every one of these [arguments against emancipation in the West Indies] was built on the narrow ground...of pecuniary profit...
    FRep 11.523 12 ...[Americans...say, One vote can do no harm! and vote for something which they do not approve, because their party or set votes for it. Of course this puts them in the power of any party having a steady interest to promote which does not conflict manifestly with the pecuniary interest of the voters.

pedalled, v. (1)

    ACri 12.294 22 Shakespeare's] loom is better toothed, cranked and pedalled than other people's...

pedant, n. (6)

    LE 1.157 21 The scholar may lose himself...in words, and become a pedant;...
    SL 2.137 24 He who...thoroughly knows how knowledge is acquired and character formed, is a pedant.
    Ctr 6.138 3 ...here is a pedant that cannot unfold his wrinkles, nor conceal his wrath at interruption by the best, if their conversation do not fit his impertinency...
    SA 8.82 19 It is a commonplace of romances to show the ungainly manners of the pedant who has lived too long in college.
    Edc1 10.133 16 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.
    Thor 10.474 14 [Thoreau]...liked to throw every thought into a symbol. was no pedant of a department.

pedantic, adj. (9)

    AmS 1.112 10 In contrast with their [Goethe's, Wordsworth's, Carlyle's] writing, the style of Pope, of Johnson, of Gibbon, looks cold and pedantic.
    LE 1.177 8 ...the world revenges itself by exposing, at every turn, the folly of these...pedantic..creatures.
    MR 1.247 8 I do not wish to be absurd and pedantic in reform.
    Hist 2.26 27 ...the vaunted distinction...between Classic and Romantic schools, seems superficial and pedantic.
    Int 2.328 3 In the most...pedantic...self-tormentor's life, the greatest part is incalculable by him...
    ET19 5.311 25 You will think me very pedantic, gentlemen, but holiday though it be, I have not the smallest interest in any holiday except as it celebrates real and not pretended joys;...
    Ctr 6.143 18 ...the being master of [minor skills] enables the youth to judge intelligently of much on which otherwise he would give a pedantic squint.
    Ctr 6.146 15 ...let us not be pedantic, but allow to travel its full effect.
    EurB 12.371 15 The best songs in English poetry are by that heavy, hard, pedantic poet, Ben Jonson.

pedantically, adv. (1)

    F 6.17 13 'T is frivolous to fix pedantically the date of particular inventions.

pedantries, n. (3)

    Exp 3.58 8 ...what help from these fineries or pedantries?
    Boks 7.214 3 ...books that treat the old pedantries of the world...with a certain freedom... put us on our feet again...
    SA 8.99 15 When men consult you, it is...that they wish you...to apply your habitual view, your wisdom, to the present question, forbearing all pedantries...

pedantry, n. (14)

    LT 1.287 2 I do not wish to be guilty of the narrowness and pedantry of inferring the tendency and genius of the Age from a few and insufficient facts or persons.
    Lov1 2.170 2 The delicious fancies of youth reject the least savor of a mature philosophy, as chilling with age and pedantry their purple bloom.
    NER 3.262 7 Do you complain of the laws of Property? It is a pedantry to give such importance to them.
    SwM 4.121 17 Nature avenges herself speedily on the hard pedantry that would chain her waves.
    ShP 4.206 22 The recitation [of Shakespeare] begins; one golden word leaps out immortal from all this painted pedantry and sweetly torments us with invitations to its own inaccessible homes.
    CbW 6.249 1 'T is pedantry to estimate nations by the census...
    Clbs 7.247 27 ...to a club met for conversation a supper is a good basis, as it...puts pedantry and business to the door.
    Comc 8.166 25 In science the jest at pedantry is analogous to that in religion which lies against superstition.
    Comc 8.168 13 The pedantry of literature belongs to the same category [as that of religion and science].
    Edc1 10.139 14 [Boys] make no mistakes, have no pedantry...
    Supl 10.173 27 ...these raptures of fire and frost, which indeed cleanse pedantry out of conversation...would cost me the days of well-being which are now so cheap to me, yet so valued.
    Supl 10.179 4 The Northern genius finds itself singularly refreshed and stimulated by the breadth and luxuriance of Eastern imagery and modes of thinking, which go to check the pedantry of our inventions...
    SovE 10.182 2 Thou shalt not try/ To plant thy shrivelled pedantry/ On the shoulders of the sky./
    EdAd 11.386 11 Conceding these unfavorable appearances, it would yet be a poor pedantry to read the fates of this country from these narrow data.

pedants, n. (6)

    Hist 2.13 2 ...why should we be such hard pedants, and magnify a few forms?
    UGM 4.17 22 ...we are entitled to these enlargements [of the imagination], and once having passed the bounds shall never again be quite the miserable pedants we were.
    MoS 4.161 24 Men do not confide themselves to...pedants...
    Boks 7.199 1 ...every fresh suggestion of modern humanity, is there [in Plato]. If the student wish to see...pitiless exposure of pedants...he shall be contented also.
    HCom 11.341 21 It is not the Government, but the War, that has...sifted out the pedants...
    CInt 12.124 14 ...there is a certain shyness of genius...in colleges, which is as old as the rejection...of Bentley by the pedants of his time...

peddle, v. (1)

    EWI 11.123 12 ...we...have acquired the vices and virtues that belong to trade. We peddle, we truck, we sail...to market, and for the sale of goods.

peddled, v. (2)

    AmS 1.83 12 ...this fountain of power...has been so minutely subdivided and peddled out, that it is spilled into drops...
    Prd1 2.225 18 Time...is slit and peddled into trifles and tatters.

peddler, n. (2)

    Pow 6.67 25 ...[Boniface] introduced the new horse-rake, the new scraper, the baby-jumper, and what not, that Connecticut sends to the admiring citizens. He did this the easier that the peddler stopped at his house, and paid his keeping by setting up his new trap on the landlord's premises.
    Ill 6.317 6 [The new style or mythology] is like the cement which the peddler sells at the door;...

peddles, v. (1)

    SR 2.76 8 A sturdy lad...who...peddles...is worth a hundred of these city dolls.

peddling, adj. (1)

    Ctr 6.146 23 Poor country boys of Vermont and Connecticut formerly owed what knowledge they had to their peddling trips to the Southern States.

pedestal, n. (2)

    Comp 2.108 5 ...when the Thasians erected a statue to Theagenes, a victor in the games, one of his rivals went to it by night and endeavored to throw it down by repeated blows, until at last he moved it from its pedestal and was crushed to death beneath its fall.
    UGM 4.7 22 The true artist has the planet for his pedestal;...

pedestrian, n. (3)

    Wth 6.122 8 Every pedestrian in our pastures has frequent occasion to thank the cows for cutting the best path through the thicket and over the hills;...
    CL 12.146 10 In old towns there are always certain paradises known to the pedestrian...
    EurB 12.369 8 ...the spirit of literature and the modes of living and the conventional theories of the conduct of life were called in question [by Wordsworth] on wholly new grounds...from the lessons which the country muse taught a stout pedestrian climbing a mountain...

pedigree, n. (7)

    SR 2.60 7 We love [honor] and pay it homage because it is...of an old immaculate pedigree...
    GoW 4.274 9 ...[Goethe] showed...that, in actions of routine, a thread of mythology and fable spins itself, by tracing the pedigree of every usage and practice...home to its origin in the structure of man.
    ET4 5.47 4 In race, it is not the broad shoulders, or litheness, or stature that give advantage, but a symmetry that reaches as far as to the wit. Then the miracle and renown begin. Then first we care to examine the pedigree...
    ET4 5.52 11 The English derive their pedigree from such a range of nationalities that there needs sea-room and land-room to unfold the varieties of talent and character.
    ET5 5.76 2 What signifies a pedigree of a hundred links, against a cotton-spinner with steam in his mill;...
    Dem1 10.22 5 A Highland chief, an Indian sachem or a feudal baron may fancy...that the one question for history is the pedigree of his house...
    WSL 12.344 11 [Landor]...values his pedigree, his acres and the syllables of his name;...

pediments, n. (1)

    ShP 4.194 14 [Sculpture in Egypt and in Greece] was the ornament of the temple wall: at first a rude relief carved on pediments...

pedlers, n. (1)

    WD 7.176 21 We owe to genius always the same debt, of...showing us that divinities are sitting disguised in the seeming gang of gypsies and pedlers.

Pedro, n. (1)

    Hsm1 2.245 6 When any Rodrigo, Pedro or Valerio enters [in the plays of the elder English dramatists]...the duke or governor exclaims, This is a gentleman...

peel, n. (1)

    PPo 8.238 10 The rich [in the East] feed on fruits and game,-the poor, on a watermelon's peel.

Peel, Robert, n. (7)

    ShP 4.199 4 As Sir Robert Peel and Mr. Webster vote, so Locke and Rousseau think, for thousands;...
    ET5 5.90 7 Sir Robert Peel knew the Blue Books by heart.
    ET5 5.90 18 They are excellent judges in England of a good worker, and when they find one, like...Peel, or Russell, there is nothing too good or too high for him.
    ET10 5.154 27 When Sir S. Romilly proposed his bill forbidding parish officers to bind children apprentices at a greater distance than forty miles from their home, Peel opposed...
    ET10 5.168 20 ...Pitt, Peel and Robinson and their Parliaments...went to their graves in the belief that they were enriching the country which they were impoverishing.
    F 6.39 23 The times, the age, what is that but a few profound persons and a few active persons who epitomize the times?--...Peel...and the rest.
    PPr 12.384 16 It is plain that...all the great classes of English society must read [Carlyle's Past and Present], even those whose existence it proscribes. Poor Queen Victoria,-poor Sir Robert Peel...

Peel, Sir Robert, Life of (1)

    ET10 5.158 14 The Life of Sir Robert Peel...very properly has, for a frontispiece, a drawing of the spinning-jenny...

Peele, George, n. (1)

    ShP 4.192 15 The best proof of [the Elizabethan theatre's] vitality is the crowd of writers which suddenly broke into this field; Kyd, Marlow, Greene, Jonson, Chapman, Decker, Webster, Heywood, Middleton, Peele, Ford, Massinger, Beaumont and Fletcher.

peeled, v. (2)

    Bty 6.279 11 Oft peeled for [Seyd] a lofty tone/ From nodding pole and belting zone./
    MMEm 10.420 24 ...sometimes I [Mary Moody Emerson] fancy that I am emptied and peeled to carry some seed to the ignorant...

Peels, n. (2)

    ET8 5.139 2 To understand the power of performance that is in their finest wits...in the Dugdales, Gibbons, Hallams, Eldons and Peels, one should see how English day-laborers hold out.
    Wth 6.96 10 Ages derive a culture from the wealth of...Townleys, Vernons and Peels, in England; or whatever great proprietors.

Peep at the Pilgrims, A [H (1)

    OA 7.335 4 [John Adams] spoke of the new novels of Cooper, and Peep at the Pilgrims...with praise...

peep, v. (4)

    SR 2.61 24 Let [a man] not peep or steal...
    Bhr 6.183 10 ...we must not peep and eavesdrop at palace doors.
    Bty 6.288 6 ...everybody knows people...who, with all degrees of ability, never impress us with the air of free agency. They know it too, and peep with their eyes to see if you detect their sad plight.
    CW 12.169 13 ...unto me not morn's magnificence/.../Hath such a soul, such divine influence,/ Such resurrection of the happy past,/ As is to me when I behold the morn/ Ope in such low, moist roadside, and beneath/ Peep the blue violets out of the black loam./

peeped, v. (2)

    WD 7.170 13 Yesterday not a bird peeped;...
    PLT 12.8 7 Go into the scientific club and harken. Each savant proves in his admirable discourse that he, and he only, knows now or ever did know anything on the subject: Does the gentleman speak of anatomy? Who peeped into a box at the Custom House and then published a drawing of my rat?

peeping, adj. (1)

    Lov1 2.176 21 The trees of the forest, the waving grass and the peeping flowers have grown intelligent;...

peeping, v. (4)

    AmS 1.104 14 It is a shame to [the scholar]...if he seek a temporary peace by the diversion of his thoughts from politics or vexed questions...peeping into microscopes...
    SL 2.164 14 It is a pusillanimous desertion of our work to gaze after our neighbors. It is peeping.
    Exp 3.59 19 Nature hates peeping...
    Pow 6.69 18 ...when [the young English] have no wars to breathe their riotous valors in, they seek for travels as dangerous as war...peeping into craters on the equator;...

peeps, v. (2)

    Exp 3.62 23 A collector peeps into all the picture-shops of Europe for a landscape of Poussin...
    Dem1 10.25 9 Animal Magnetism peeps.

peer, n. (3)

    PPo 8.258 21 Ibn Jemin writes thus:-Whilst I disdain the populace,/ I find no peer in higher place./ Friend is a word of royal tone,/ Friend is a poem all alone./
    Chr2 10.96 11 ...there is no man who will bargain to sell his life, say at the end of a year, for...any rank, as of peer or prince;...
    SovE 10.197 13 What is this intoxicating sentiment...that makes this doll... peer and master of the elements?

Peer, n. (1)

    ALin 11.328 24 Nothing of Europe here,/ Or, then, of Europe fronting mornward still,/ Ere any names of Serf and Peer/ Could Nature's equal scheme deface;/...

Peerage, Book of, n. (1)

    Aris 10.32 24 It will not pain me...if it should turn out, what is true, that I am describing...a chapter of Templars...but so few...that their names and doings are not recorded in any Book of Peerage...

Peerage, Collins's, n. (1)

    ET18 5.302 22 ...what a proud chivalry is indicated in Collins's Peerage, through eight hundred years!

peerage, n. (5)

    GoW 4.278 22 We had an English romance here...in which the only reward of virtue is a seat in Parliament and a peerage.
    ET11 5.179 26 'T is an old sneer that the Irish peerage drew their names from playbooks.
    ET11 5.197 5 ...the analysis of the [English] peerage and gentry shows the rapid decay and extinction of old families...
    ET11 5.197 13 Now, said Nelson, when clearing for battle, a peerage, or Westminster Abbey!
    Aris 10.32 16 It will not pain me if I am found now and then to rove from the accepted and historic, to a theoretic peerage;...

peering, adj. (2)

    WD 7.180 5 ...this curious, peering, itinerant, imitative America...will take off its dusty shoes...
    Boks 7.216 8 I remember when some peering eyes of boys discovered that the oranges hanging on the boughs of an orange-tree in a gay piazza were tied to the twigs by thread.

Peers, House of, n. (1)

    ET11 5.184 12 ...the existence of the House of Peers as a branch of the government entitles them to fill half the Cabinet;...

peers, n. (8)

    MoS 4.161 24 Men do not confide themselves to...pedants, but to their peers.
    ET11 5.183 15 I was surprised to observe the very small attendance usually in the House of Lords. Out of five hundred and seventy-three peers, on ordinary days only twenty or thirty.
    ET11 5.184 9 ...why need [English peers] sit out the debate? Has not the Duke of Wellington, at this moment, their proxies--the proxies of fifty peers...
    ET11 5.193 13 Even peers who are men of worth and public spirit [in England] are overtaken and embarrassed by their vast expense.
    ET11 5.198 6 A multitude of English...are every day confronting the peers on a footing of equality...
    WD 7.176 6 ...in our history, Jesus is born in a barn, and his twelve peers are fishermen.
    Thor 10.449 1 A queen rejoices in her peers,/ And wary Nature knows her own,/ By court and city, dale and down,/ And like a lover volunteers/...
    Thor 10.485 3 It seems...a kind of indignity to so noble a soul [as Thoreau] that he should depart out of Nature before yet he has been really shown to his peers for what he is.

pees, n. (1)

    F 6.6 7 For certainly, our appetites here,/ Be it of warre, or pees, or hate, or love,/ All this is ruled by the sight above./

peevish, adj. (2)

    Wth 6.116 10 The smell of the plants has drugged [the land-owner] and robbed him of energy. He finds a catalepsy in his bones. He grows peevish and poor-spirited.
    OA 7.322 1 ...if the life be true and noble, we have quite another sort of seniors than the frowzy, timorous, peevish dotards who are falsely old...

Pelasgi, n. (2)

    LE 1.170 21 The moment a man of genius pronounces the name of the Pelasgi...we see their state under a new aspect.
    PLT 12.26 6 ...the dull, melancholy Pelasgi arrive at no civility until the Phoenicians and Ionians come in.

Pelasgic, adj. (1)

    Pow 6.71 2 In history the great moment is when the savage is just ceasing to be a savage, with all his hairy Pelasgic strength directed on his opening sense of beauty...

Pelews', n. (1)

    SL 2.149 12 If any ingenious reader would have a monopoly of the wisdom or delight he gets, he is as secure now the book is Englished, as if it were imprisoned in the Pelews' tongue.

pelf, n. (2)

    Cour 7.274 24 Sacred courage indicates...that [a man] is aiming neither at pelf nor comfort...
    Pray 12.354 6 Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf/ Than that I may not disappoint myself,/ That in my action I may soar as high,/ As I can now discern with this clear eye./

pelican, n. (1)

    SwM 4.136 8 Of all absurdities, this of some foreigner proposing to take away my rhetoric and substitute his own, and amuse me with pelican and stork, instead of thrush and robin;...seems the most needless.

pelisse, n. (1)

    OA 7.316 10 Wellington, in speaking of military men, said, What masks are these uniforms to hide cowards! I have often detected the like deception in the...wadded pelisse...of Age.

Pellit, Thomas, n. (2)

    HDC 11.64 14 The public charity seems to have been bestowed in a manner now obsolete [in Concord]. The town...being informed of the great present want of Thomas Pellit, gave order to Stephen Hosmer to deliver a town cow...unto said Pellit, for his present supply.
    HDC 11.64 16 The public charity seems to have been bestowed in a manner now obsolete [in Concord]. The town...being informed of the great present want of Thomas Pellit, gave order to Stephen Hosmer to deliver a town cow...unto said Pellit, for his present supply.

Pelops', n. (1)

    ShP 4.197 13 Each romancer was heir and dispenser of all the hundred tales of the world,--Presenting Thebes' and Pelops' line/ And the tale of Troy divine./

pelted, v. (1)

    Schr 10.287 6 ...[the scholar]...is pelted by storms of cares, untuning cares...

pelvis, n. (2)

    F 6.34 26 Who likes to believe that he has, hidden in his...pelvis, all the vices of a Saxon...race...
    Wsp 6.229 18 An anatomical observer remarks that the sympathies of the chest, abdomen and pelvis tell at last on the face...

Pembroke, Earl of [Robert (1)

    ET16 5.284 12 [Wilton Hall] is now the property of the Earl of Pembroke...

Pembroke, Earl of [Thomas (1)

    Art1 2.364 25 I do not wonder that Newton...should have wondered what the Earl of Pembroke found to admire in stone dolls.

Pembroke, Earls of, n. (1)

    ET16 5.284 4 We [Emerson and Carlyle] came to Wilton and to Wilton Hall,--the renowned seat of the Earls of Pembroke...

pemmican, n. (1)

    GoW 4.270 23 [Goethe] appears at a time...when, in the absence of heroic characters, a social comfort and cooperation have come in. There is...no Columbus, but hundreds of post-captains, with...concentrated soup and pemmican;...

pen, n. (27)

    YA 1.383 21 One man...with [a dime]...buys...pen, ink, and paper, or a painter's brush, by which he can communicate himself to the human race as if he were fire;...
    Hist 2.30 2 [The advancing man] finds...that universal man wrote by [the poet's] pen a confession true for one and true for all.
    SR 2.83 25 There is at this moment for you an utterance brave and grand as that of...the pen of Moses or Dante...
    Art1 2.353 16 ...the artist's pen or chisel seems to have been held and guided by a gigantic hand...
    Exp 3.66 21 ...what are these millions who read and behold, but incipient writers and sculptors? Add a little more of that quality which now reads and sees, and they will seize the pen and chisel.
    SwM 4.100 19 At the Diet of 1751...the most solid memorials on finance were from [Swedenborg's] pen.
    GoW 4.263 4 Nothing so broad, so subtle, or so dear, but comes... commended to [the writer's] pen, and he will write.
    GoW 4.263 25 A new thought or a crisis of passion apprises [the writer] that all that he has yet learned and written is exoteric,--is not the fact, but some rumor of the fact. What then? Does he throw away the pen?
    ET1 5.16 8 When too much praise of any genius annoyed [Carlyle] he professed hugely to admire the talent shown by his pig. He had spent much time and contrivance in confining the poor beast to one enclosure in his pen, but pig, by great strokes of judgment, had found out how to let a board down, and had foiled him.
    ET11 5.189 24 A sketch of the Earl of Shrewsbury, from the pen of Queen Elizabeth's archbishop Parker; Lord Herbert of Cherbury's autobiography;... are favorable pictures of a romantic style of manners.
    ET12 5.207 16 The great silent crowd of thoroughbred Grecians always known to be around him, the English writer cannot ignore. They prune his orations and point his pen.
    ET15 5.268 9 The [London] Times never...cripples itself by apology for... the indiscretion of him who held the pen.
    Pow 6.59 7 When a new boy comes into school...that happens which befalls when a strange ox is driven into a pen or pasture where cattle are kept; there is at once a trial of strength between the best pair of horns and the new-comer...
    Wth 6.102 4 In the city, where money follows the skit of a pen...[the dollar] comes to be looked on as light.
    Wsp 6.201 17 I dip my pen in the blackest ink...
    QO 8.183 25 ...when [Webster] opened a new book, he turned to the table of contents, took a pen, and sketched a sheet of matters and topics...
    Insp 8.277 27 ...[Behmen said] though I could have written in a more accurate, fair and plain manner, the burning fire often forced forward with speed, and the hand and pen must hasten directly after it...
    Insp 8.290 8 Even a steel pen is a nuisance to some writers.
    Plu 10.297 12 Whatever is eminent in fact or in fiction...came to [Plutarch' s] pen with more or less fulness of record.
    Plu 10.305 16 ...the vigor of [Plutarch's] pen appears in the chapter Whether the Athenians were more Warlike or Learned, and in his attack upon Userers.
    EWI 11.103 20 The buckra box was full up with pen, paper and whip, and the negro box with hoe and bill;...
    FRep 11.509 3 There is a mystery in the soul of state/ Which hath an operation more divine/ Than breath or pen can give expression to./
    FRep 11.540 1 ...if we have taught...the bolt of heaven to write our letters like a Gillot pen, let these wonders work for honest humanity...
    MAng1 12.221 9 Most of [Michelangelo's] designs, his contemporaries inform us, were made with a pen...
    PD 12.307 2 The tongue is prone to lose the way;/ Not so the pen, for in a letter/ We have not better things to say,/ But surely say them better./
    MLit 12.323 26 [Goethe] thought it necessary to dot round with his own pen the entire sphere of knowables;...
    MLit 12.335 21 [The Genius of the time] will write in a higher spirit and a wider knowledge and with a grander practical aim than ever yet guided the pen of poet.

penal, adj. (7)

    Comp 2.106 5 How secret art thou who dwellest in the highest heavens in silence, O thou only great God, sprinkling with an unwearied providence certain penal blindnesses upon such as have unbridled desires!
    Pol1 3.210 3 The philosopher, the poet, or the religious man, will of course wish to cast his vote with the democrat...for the abolition of legal cruelties in the penal code...
    PPh 4.58 20 ...[Plato] beholds the penal metempsychosis...
    ShP 4.219 9 ...other men...beheld the same objects [as Shakespeare]: they also saw through them that which was contained. And to what purpose? The beauty straightway vanished;...and life became...a probation...with doomsdays and purgatorial and penal fires before us;...
    ET18 5.305 16 There is [in England] a drag of inertia which resists reform in every shape;...the abolition of slavery, of impressment, penal code and entails.
    Pow 6.62 17 A Western lawyer of eminence said to me he wished it were a penal offence to bring an English law-book into a court in this country...
    Ctr 6.162 7 ...the wiser God says, Take the shame, the poverty and the penal solitude that belong to truth-speaking.

penally, adv. (1)

    Wsp 6.215 15 I can best indicate by examples those reactions by which every part of nature replies to the purpose of the actor,--beneficently to the good, penally to the bad.

penalties, n. (12)

    Con 1.307 14 [The youth says] Nature has sufficiently provided me with rewards and sharp penalties, to bind me not to transgress.
    Hist 2.5 27 ...we hedge [human life] round with penalties and laws.
    Comp 2.116 13 The laws and substances of nature...become penalties to the thief.
    Hsm1 2.261 23 ...not only need we breathe and exercise the soul by assuming the penalties of abstinence...
    Hsm1 2.263 7 Coarse slander, fire, tar and feathers and the gibbet, the youth may freely bring home to his mind...and inquire how fast he can fix his sense of duty, braving such penalties, whenever it may please the next newspaper and a sufficient number of his neighbors to pronounce his opinions incendiary.
    Pol1 3.219 7 The tendencies of the times...leave the individual, for all code, to the rewards and penalties of his own constitution;...
    ET13 5.228 6 ...this succumbing [to conformity] has grave penalties.
    F 6.19 2 ...not less work...the penalties of violated functions.
    Wsp 6.223 3 From these low external penalties the scale ascends.
    Civ 7.31 1 ...a wise government puts fines and penalties on pleasant vices.
    Cour 7.275 16 ...the rack, the fire...appear trials beyond the endurance of common humanity; but to the hero [who]...measures these penalties against the good which his thought surveys, these terrors vanish as darkness at sunrise.
    FSLN 11.237 10 ...a man cannot steal without incurring the penalties of the thief...

penalty, n. (13)

    Con 1.303 9 We have all a certain intellection...of reform existing in the mind, which does not yet descend into the character, and those who throw themselves blindly on this lose themselves. Whatever they attempt in that direction...reacts suicidally on the actor himself. This is the penalty of having transcended nature.
    Comp 2.98 10 Every faculty which is a receiver of pleasure has an equal penalty put on its abuse.
    Comp 2.122 3 There is no penalty to virtue; no penalty to wisdom;...
    Comp 2.122 4 There is no penalty to virtue; no penalty to wisdom;...
    SwM 4.130 10 Possibly Swedenborg paid the penalty of introverted faculties.
    SS 7.3 10 Do you not see, [my new friend] said, the penalty of learning...
    Elo1 7.62 18 ...the like regret is suggested to all the auditors, as the penalty of abstaining to speak,--that they shall hear worse orators than themselves.
    FSLC 11.195 19 ...the crime which the second law [the Fugitive Slave Law] ordains is greater than the crime which the first law forbids under penalty of the gibbet.
    Wom 11.412 9 There is no gift of Nature without some drawback. So, to women, this exquisite structure could not exist without its own penalty.
    PLT 12.44 7 ...the gods have guarded this privilege [of sensibility] with costly penalty.
    PLT 12.59 2 ...becoming somewhat else is the perpetual game of Nature, and death the penalty of standing still.
    Bost 12.203 21 ...there is always [in Boston]...always a heresiarch, whom the governor and deputies labor with but cannot silence. Some new light... some adversary of the death penalty;...
    Trag 12.407 22 ...universally, in uneducated and unreflecting persons...we discover traits of the same superstition [belief in Fate]...a several penalty, nowise grounded in the nature of the thing, but on an arbitrary will.

penance, n. (4)

    Pol1 3.218 6 We do penance as we go.
    ET4 5.69 23 Lord Chief Justice Fortescue, in Henry VI.'s time, says, The inhabitants of England drink no water, unless at certain times on a religious score and by way of penance.
    ET4 5.69 24 The extremes of poverty and ascetic penance, it would seem, never reach cold water in England.
    Chr2 10.118 24 How many people are there in Boston? Some two hundred thousand. Well, then so many sects. Of course, each poor soul loses all his old stays;...no fagot, no penance, no fine, no rebuke.

penances, n. (1)

    SR 2.53 3 [Men's] virtues are penances.

pence, n. (1)

    ShP 4.205 15 About the time when [Shakespeare] was writing Macbeth, he sues Philip Rogers...for thirty-five shillings, ten pence, for corn delivered to him at different times;...

pencil, n. (21)

    DSA 1.134 20 ...somehow [the seer] publishes [his dream] with solemn joy, sometimes with pencil on canvas...
    SR 2.84 20 What a contrast between the...thinking American, with a... pencil...in his pocket, and the naked New Zealander...
    Comp 2.91 8 Gauge of more and less through space/ Electric star and pencil plays./
    Int 2.337 22 ...the mystic pencil wherewith we...draw [in unconscious states] has no awkwardness or inexperience...
    Art1 2.352 14 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...the spirit or moral of it contracted into a musical word, or the most cunning stroke of the pencil?
    Art1 2.357 2 ...as I see many pictures and higher genius in the art [of painting], I see the boundless opulence of the pencil...
    Art1 2.366 10 The old tragic Necessity...no longer dignifies the chisel or the pencil.
    NMW 4.226 12 It struck Dumont that he could fit [Mirabeau's speech] with a peroration, which he wrote in pencil immediately...
    ET3 5.34 10 ...[English] fields have been combed and rolled till they appear to have been finished with a pencil instead of a plough.
    ET14 5.257 17 Color, like the dawn, flows over the horizon from [Tennyson's] pencil...
    ET15 5.267 2 I was told of the dexterity of one of [the London Times's] reporters, who, finding himself...where the magistrates had strictly forbidden reporters, put his hands into his coat-pocket, and with pencil in one hand and tablet in the other, did his work.
    Wsp 6.216 17 ...when poems were made,--the human soul...had fixed its thoughts on spiritual verities with as strict a grasp as that of the hands on the sword, or the pencil, or the trowel.
    PI 8.41 13 ...dewdrop and haze and the pencil of light are as long-lived as chaos and darkness.
    Thor 10.451 18 [Thoreau's] father was a manufacturer of lead-pencils, and Henry applied himself for a time to this craft, believing he could make a better pencil than was then in use.
    Thor 10.452 3 After completing his experiments [on lead-pencils], [Thoreau] exhibited his work to chemists and artists in Boston, and having obtained their certificates to its excellence...he returned home contented. His friends congratulated him that he had now opened his way to fortune. But he replied that he should never make another pencil.
    Thor 10.469 22 Under his arm [Thoreau] carried an old music-book to press plants; in his pocket, his diary and pencil...
    SMC 11.361 2 Some of these [Civil War] letters are...written on the knee, in the mud, with pencil...
    MAng1 12.215 22 A purity severe and even terrible goes out from the lofty productions of [Michelangelo's] pencil and his chisel...
    MAng1 12.232 6 Every stroke of [Michelangelo's] pencil moved the pencil in Raphael's hand.
    MAng1 12.234 7 The fire and sanctity of [Michelangelo's] pencil breathe in his words.

pencils, n. (5)

    Thor 10.461 24 From a box containing a bushel or more of loose pencils, [Thoreau] could take up with his hands fast enough just a dozen pencils at every grasp.
    Thor 10.461 25 From a box containing a bushel or more of loose pencils, [Thoreau] could take up with his hands fast enough just a dozen pencils at every grasp.
    Thor 10.464 20 ...[Thoreau] said, one day, The other world is all my art; my pencils will draw no other;...
    PLT 12.29 5 ...to the painter [Nature's] plumbago and marl are pencils and chromes.
    MAng1 12.220 17 Granacci, a painter's apprentice, having lent [Michelangelo], when a boy, a print of Saint Antony beaten by devils, together with some colors and pencils, he went to the fish-market to observe the form and color of fins and of the eyes of fish.

pendant, n. (1)

    Chr1 3.90 24 Man, ordinarily a pendant to events...in these examples [of men of character] appears to share the life of things...

pendants, n. (1)

    ET7 5.119 8 [The English] read gladly in old Fuller that a lady in the reign of Elizabeth, would have as patiently digested a lie, as the wearing of... pendants of counterfeit pearl.

pending, v. (3)

    Elo2 8.129 5 Lord Ashley, in 1696, while the bill for regulating trials in cases of high treason was pending, attempting to utter a premeditated speech in Parliament...fell into such a disorder that he was not able to proceed;...
    SlHr 10.437 22 At the time when [Samuel Hoar] went to South Carolina... pending his correspondence with the governor and the legal officers, he was repeatedly warned that it was not safe for him to appear in public...
    AsSu 11.249 3 ...in the long time when [Charles Sumner's] election was pending, he refused to take a single step to secure it.

Pendragon's, Uther, n. (1)

    ET16 5.281 12 Was [Stonehenge] the Giants' Dance, which Merlin brought from Killaraus, in Ireland, to be Uther Pendragon's monument to the British nobles whom Hengist slaughtered here...

pendulum, n. (3)

    Int 2.341 27 Between [truth and repose], as a pendulum, man oscillates.
    Res 8.150 8 ...the come-and-go of the pendulum, is the law of mind;...
    QO 8.179 4 ...the mariner's compass, the boat, the pendulum, glass...etc., have been many times found and lost...

penetrable, adj. (1)

    PC 8.224 7 Here stretches...out of conception even, this vast Nature, daunting, bewildering, but all penetrable...

penetrate, v. (23)

    LE 1.182 15 [The man of genius] must draw from the infinite Reason, on one side; and he must penetrate into the heart and sense of the crowd, on the other.
    MN 1.212 10 ...[all things] seek to penetrate and overpower each the nature of every other creature...
    MN 1.222 2 If you say, The acceptance of the vision is also the act of God:-I shall not seek to penetrate the mystery...
    MN 1.223 24 ...[these qualities] penetrate the ocean and land, space and time...
    Pt1 3.8 7 ...whenever we are so finely organized that we can penetrate into that region where the air is music, we hear those primal warblings and attempt to write them down...
    Nat2 3.173 5 ...I go with my friend to the shore of our little river, and with one stroke of the paddle I...pass into a delicate realm of sunset and moonlight... We penetrate bodily this incredible beauty;...
    NER 3.277 4 ...[every man at heart] wishes that the same healing should not stop in his thought, but should penetrate his will or active power.
    SwM 4.101 18 The genius [of Swedenborg] which was to penetrate the science of the age with a far more subtle science;...began its lessons in quarries and forges...
    MoS 4.185 9 The lesson of life is practically...to resist the usurpation of particulars; to penetrate to their catholic sense.
    Bhr 6.191 23 Novels are the journal or record of manners, and the new importance of these books derives from the fact that the novelist begins to penetrate the surface and treat this part of life more worthily.
    Ill 6.321 17 How can we penetrate the law of our shifting moods and susceptibility?
    Farm 7.149 22 See what the farmer accomplishes by a cart-load of tiles: he alters the climate by letting off water which kept the land cold through constant evaporation...and he deepens the soil, since the discharge of this standing water allows the roots of his plants to penetrate below the surface to the subsoil...
    Suc 7.302 7 We are not strong by our power to penetrate, but by our relatedness.
    PI 8.29 23 ...[Herbert, Swedenborg, Wordsworth] know that this correspondence of things to thoughts is far deeper than they can penetrate...
    SA 8.104 20 We have come...to know...the good will that is in the people, their conviction of the great moral advantages of...education and religious culture, and their determination to hold these fast, and, by them, to hold fast the country and penetrate every square mile of it with this American civilization.
    Res 8.142 20 ...our arts and productions begin to penetrate both [China and Japan].
    MoL 10.249 16 ...let us have masculine and divine men, formidable lawgivers...who...penetrate [the churches of the world] through and through with original perception.
    Carl 10.496 10 ...[Carlyle] thinks Oxford and Cambridge education indurates the young men...so that when they come forth of them, they say... we have gone through all the degrees, and are case-hardened against the veracities of the Universe; nor man nor God can penetrate us.
    HDC 11.34 9 ...thus these poor servants of Christ provide shelter for themselves...keeping off the short showers from their lodgings, but the long rains penetrate through...
    EPro 11.322 4 Every man's house-lot and garden are relieved of the malaria [slavery] which the purest winds and strongest sunshine could not penetrate and purge.
    PLT 12.63 15 ...[Socrates] utilized his humanity chiefly as a better eye-glass to penetrate the vapors that baffled the vision of other men.
    II 12.77 17 ...we can take sight beforehand of a state of being wherein the will shall penetrate and control what it cannot now reach.
    Milt1 12.277 4 It was plainly needful that [Milton's] poetry should be a version of his own life, in order to give weight and solemnity to his thoughts; by which they might penetrate and possess the imagination and the will of mankind.

penetrated, v. (10)

    Nat 1.55 23 It is, in both cases [Plato and Sophocles]...that this feeble human being has penetrated the vast masses of nature with an informing soul...
    Tran 1.343 13 ...[Transcendentalists] will own...that there are...persons whose faces are perhaps unknown to them, but whose fame and spirit have penetrated their solitude...
    SL 2.145 26 M. de Narbonne in less than a fortnight penetrated all the secrets of the imperial cabinet.
    NMW 4.256 4 ...when you have penetrated through all the circles of power and splendor [of Napoleon], you were not dealing with a gentleman, at last;...
    Wsp 6.223 21 There is no privacy that cannot be penetrated.
    PI 8.11 14 The mind, penetrated with its sentiment or its thought, projects it outward on whatever it beholds.
    PI 8.16 2 ...the book, the landscape or the personality which...penetrated to the inward sense, agitates us, and is not forgotten.
    Chr2 10.114 5 The soul, penetrated with the beatitude which pours into it on all sides, asks no interpositions...
    SovE 10.208 2 ...the most accomplished culture, or rapt holiness, never exhausted the claim of these lowly duties,-never penetrated to their origin...
    MAng1 12.242 22 ...this man [Michelangelo] was penetrated with the love of the highest beauty, that is, goodness;...

penetrates, v. (4)

    Nat 1.41 7 This ethical character so penetrates the bone and marrow of nature, as to seem the end for which it was made.
    MoS 4.172 20 ...[the wise skeptic] penetrates the popular patriotism.
    Wsp 6.233 1 ...[the will] penetrates the body and puts it in a state of activity which repels all hurtful influences;...
    MMEm 10.412 19 ...in dead of night, nearer morning, when the eastern stars glow or appear to glow with...a lustre which penetrates the spirit with wonder and curiosity,-then, however awed, who can fear?

penetrating, adj. (4)

    SwM 4.141 9 Melodious poets shall be hoarse as street ballads when once the penetrating key-note of nature and spirit is sounded...
    Ctr 6.136 12 Bring any club or company of intelligent men together again after ten years, and if the presence of some penetrating and calming genius could dispose them to frankness, what a confession of insanities would come up!
    FRO2 11.490 10 ...you cannot bring me...too penetrating an insight from the Jews.
    PPr 12.384 20 ...a grain of wit is more penetrating than the lightning of the night-storm...

penetrating, v. (3)

    MoS 4.174 7 ...San Carlo, my subtle and admirable friend, one of the most penetrating of men, finds that all direct ascension...leads to this ghastly insight...
    Cour 7.254 14 Men admire...the power of better combination and foresight, however exhibited, whether it only plays a game of chess, or whether...a cunning mathematician, penetrating the cubic weights of stars, predicts the planet which eyes had never seen;...
    Milt1 12.261 18 ...Milton was conscious of possessing this intellectual voice, penetrating through ages...

penetration, n. (9)

    GoW 4.285 7 ...his penetration of every secret of the fine arts will make Goethe still more statuesque.
    ET16 5.273 15 I was glad...to exchange a few reasonable words on the aspects of England with a man...who had as much penetration and as severe a theory of duty as any person in it [Carlyle].
    Bhr 6.188 24 I had received, said a sibyl, I had received at birth the fatal gift of penetration;...
    Ill 6.317 15 ...[men who make themselves felt in the world] never deeply interest us unless they...betray, never so slightly, their penetration of what is behind [the curtain].
    SA 8.97 17 Here is centrality and penetration...
    Elo2 8.121 12 In moments of clearer thought or deeper sympathy, the voice will attain a music and penetration which surprises the speaker as much as the auditor;...
    Imtl 8.346 23 ...only by rare integrity...can the vision of [immortality] be clear to a use the most sublime. And hence the fact that in the minds of men the testimony of a few inspired souls has had such weight and penetration.
    ALin 11.333 21 ...the weight and penetration of many passages in [Lincoln' s] letters...are destined hereafter to wide fame.
    Shak1 11.450 8 ...so searching is [Shakespeare's] penetration...that he still agitates the heart in age as in youth...

penetrators, n. (1)

    Wsp 6.223 17 We are all physiognomists and penetrators of character...

peninsula, n. (1)

    ET18 5.304 6 [The English] are expiating the wrongs of India by benefits; first, in works for the irrigation of the peninsula...

Peninsula, n. (1)

    SMC 11.367 18 In McClellan's retreat in the Peninsula, in July, 1862, it is all our men can do to draw their feet out of the mud.

Peninsular, adj. (1)

    Prd1 2.227 15 The good husband finds method as efficient...in the harvesting of fruits in the cellar, as in Peninsular campaigns...

penitence, n. (1)

    Nat2 3.188 12 Each young and ardent person writes a diary, in which, when the hours of prayer and penitence arrive, he inscribes his soul.

penitent, adj. (2)

    ShP 4.216 7 ...Saadi says, It was rumored abroad that I was penitent; but what had I to do with repentance?
    Elo2 8.113 5 ...[the eloquent man] makes [the people] glad or angry or penitent at his pleasure;...

penitentiaries, n. (1)

    CInt 12.118 12 Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense and of simple justice, as at a wonderful discovery. Thus...at the introduction...of cleanliness and comfort into penitentiaries.

penknife, n. (2)

    AmS 1.94 9 There goes in the world a notion that the scholar should be...as unfit for any handiwork or public labor as a penknife for an axe.
    ET5 5.89 6 At Rogers's mills, in Sheffield, where I was shown the process of making a razor and a penknife, I was told there is no luck in making good steel;...

penman's, n. (1)

    Insp 8.277 22 Jacob Behmen said: Art has not wrote here...but all was ordered according to the direction of the spirit, which often went on haste,- so that the penman's hand...did often shake.

Penn, William, n. (4)

    LT 1.269 13 The leaders of the crusades against War, Negro slavery...are the right successors of Luther...Penn...
    ET13 5.216 21 ...George Fox, Penn, Bunyan are the democrats, as well as the saints of their times.
    SovE 10.195 27 Truth gathers itself spotless and unhurt...never hurt by the treachery or ruin of its best defenders, whether Luther, or William Penn, or Saint Paul.
    FRep 11.540 10 We...shall proceed like William Penn...on principles of honest trade and mutual advantage.

penned, v. (1)

    ACiv 11.311 8 More and better than the President has spoken shall, perhaps, the effect of this message [proposal for gradual abolition] be,- but...not more or better than he hoped in his heart, when...he penned these cautious words.

penniless, adj. (1)

    MR 1.249 10 I ought not to allow any man, because he has broad lands, to feel that he is rich in my presence. I ought to make him feel...though I be utterly penniless...that he is the poor man beside me.

Pennsylvania, adj. (1)

    FRep 11.543 3 Pennsylvania coal-mines and New York shipping and free labor, though not idealists, gravitate in the ideal direction.

Pennsylvania, n. (6)

    Pow 6.57 19 Import into any stationary district, as into an old Dutch population in New York or Pennsylvania...a colony of hardy Yankees...and everything begins to shine with values.
    Res 8.142 6 ...we have found the Taurida in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
    PerF 10.87 1 ...a sensitive politician suffers his ideas of the part New York or Pennsylvania or Ohio is to play in the future of the Union, to be fashioned by the election of rogues in some counties.
    SlHr 10.438 26 ...when the votes of the Free States, as shown in the recent election in the State of Pennsylvania, had disappointed the hopes of mankind...[Samuel Hoar] considered the question of justice and liberty, for his age, lost...
    JBB 11.270 12 ...we are here to think of relief for the family of John Brown. To my eyes, that family looks very large and very needy of relief. It comprises...the fugitives still hunted in the mountains of Virginia and Pennsylvania;...
    JBS 11.278 5 ...it chanced that in Pennsylvania...[John Brown] fell in with a boy whom he heartily liked...

Pennsylvanian, n. (1)

    ET9 5.146 14 I have found that Englishmen have such a good opinion of England that...the New Yorker or Pennsylvanian who modestly laments the disadvantage of a new country, log-huts and savages, is surprised by the instant and unfeigned commiseration of the whole company...

penny, adj. (1)

    Wth 6.106 16 Whoever knows what happens in the getting and spending of a loaf of bread and a pint of beer, that no wishing will change the rigorous limits of pints and penny loaves;...knows all of political economy that the budgets of empires can teach him.

penny, n. (6)

    MoS 4.149 8 Nothing so thin but has these two faces [sensation and morals], and when the observer has seen the obverse, he turns it over to see the reverse. Life is a pitching of this penny,--heads or tails.
    ET4 5.70 3 Wood the antiquary, in describing the poverty and maceration of Father Lacey, an English Jesuit, does not deny him beer. He says...his fare was coarse; his drink, a penny a gawn, or gallon.
    ET5 5.96 9 No man [in England] can afford to walk, when the parliamentary-train carries him for a penny a mile.
    Bty 6.291 17 How beautiful are ships on the sea! but ships in the theatre,-- or ships kept for picturesque effect on Virginia Water by George IV., and men hired to stand in fitting costumes at a penny an hour!
    Carl 10.496 17 Edwin Chadwick is one of [Carlyle's] heroes,-who proposes to provide every house in London with pure water...at a penny a week;...
    FSLC 11.186 3 [The devil] was never known to abate a penny of his rents.

pennyroyal, adj. (1)

    SMC 11.367 24 In McClellan's retreat in the Peninsula, in July, 1862, it is all our men can do to draw their feet out of the mud. We marched one mile through mud...a good deal of the way over my boots, and with short rations; on one day nothing but liver, blackberries, and pennyroyal tea.

pennyroyal, n. (1)

    CL 12.161 26 Is it not an eminent convenience to have in your town a person who knows where arnica grows, or sassafras, or pennyroyal...

pennyweight, n. (1)

    SwM 4.98 3 Shall we say, that the economical mother disburses so much earth and so much fire...to make a man, and will not add a pennyweight...

penny-wisdom, n. (2)

    Nat 1.72 12 [Man] lives in [the world] and masters it by a penny-wisdom;...
    DSA 1.146 22 For all our penny-wisdom...it is not to be doubted that all men have sublime thoughts;...

Penobscot Indians, n. (1)

    Thor 10.473 27 Occasionally, a small party of Penobscot Indians would visit Concord...

Penrose, Thomas (?), n. (1)

    CL 12.157 25 The facts disclosed by...Greenough, Ruskin, Garbett, Penrose, are joyful possessions...

pens, n. (2)

    ET15 5.266 16 ...[the London Times] has never wanted the first pens for occasional assistance.
    Boks 7.195 12 There has already been a scrutiny and choice from many hundreds of young pens before the pamphlet or political chapter which you read in a fugitive journal comes to your eye.

Pensees [Charles de Montesq (1)

    Plu 10.296 2 Montesquieu...in his Pensees, declares, I am always charmed with Plutarch;...

Pensees [Thoughts] [Blaise (1)

    Boks 7.219 2 After the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures...[the sacred books] are...the Chinese Classic, of four books, containing the wisdom of Confucius and Mencius. Also such other books as have acquired a semi-canonical authority in the world, as expressing the highest sentiment and hope of nations. Such are the Hermes Trismegistus...and the Thoughts of Pascal.

Penseroso, Il [John Milton (1)

    Milt1 12.275 7 L'Allegro and Il Penseroso are but a finer autobiography of [Milton's] youthful fancies at Harefield;...

Penshurst, England, n. (1)

    ET11 5.190 9 Penshurst still shines for us, and its Christmas revels...

pension, n. (2)

    Chr1 3.104 4 ...it was droll in the good Riemer, who has written memoirs of Goethe, to make out a list of his donations and good deeds, as...a pension for Meyer...
    War 11.159 16 When [Assacombuit] appeared at court, he lifted up his hand and said, This hand has slain a hundred and fifty of your majesty's enemies within the territories of New England. This so pleased the king that he...ordered a pension of eight livres a day to be paid him during life.

pensioner, n. (2)

    OS 2.268 13 When I watch that flowing river, which, out of regions I see not, pours for a season its streams into me, I see that I am a pensioner;...
    FRO2 11.487 23 I think wise men wish their religion to be all of this kind, teaching the agent...not to hang on the world as a pensioner...

pensioners, n. (4)

    ShP 4.197 21 ...in the whole society of English writers, a large unacknowledged debt [to Chaucer] is easily traced. One is charmed with the opulence which feeds so many pensioners.
    Prch 10.230 2 The clergy are always in danger of becoming wards and pensioners of the so-called producing classes.
    HDC 11.62 8 ...a few vagrant [Indian] families, that are now pensioners on the bounty of Massachusetts, are all that is left of the twenty tribes.
    ACri 12.287 13 ...when a great bank president was expounding the virtues of his party and of the government to a silent circle of bank pensioners, a grave Methodist exclaimed, Fiddlesticks!

pensive, adj. (2)

    Elo2 8.124 1 In the vain and foolish exultation of the heart...the pensive portress of Science shall call you to the sober pleasures of her holy cell.
    EzRy 10.379 6 We love the venerable house/ Our fathers built to God:/ In Heaven are kept their grateful vows,/ Their dust endears the sod./ From humble tenements around/ Came up the pensive train,/ And in the church a blessing found/ That filled their homes again./

pent, adj. (1)

    Bty 6.288 13 Thought is the pent air-ball which can rive the planet...

pent, v. (4)

    Comp 2.92 12 ...all that Nature made thy own,/ Floating in air or pent in stone,/ Will rive the hills and swim the sea/ And, like thy shadow, follow thee./
    Pt1 3.28 9 ...[these stimulants] help [a man] to escape the custody of that body in which he is pent up...
    PPo 8.248 1 What is pent and smouldered in the dumb actor, is not pent in the poet...
    PPo 8.248 2 What is pent and smouldered in the dumb actor, is not pent in the poet...

pentameter, adj. (1)

    PI 8.72 23 A little more or less skill in whistling is of no account. See those weary pentameter tales of Dryden and others.

pentameters, n. (1)

    Scot 11.464 26 ...[Scott] had the...skill...not to write solemn pentameters alike on a hero or a spaniel.

Pentateuch, n. (1)

    PPo 8.240 11 The Persian poetry rests on a mythology whose few legends are connected with the Jewish history and the anterior traditions of the Pentateuch.

Pentecost, n. (1)

    Cir 2.310 17 The parties [in conversation] are not to be judged by the spirit they partake and even express under this Pentecost.

Pentelican, adj. (1)

    PPh 4.53 11 [The Greeks] cut the Pentelican marble as if it were snow...

pent-house, n. (1)

    LLNE 10.356 7 ...a pent-house to fend the sun and rain is the house which lays no tax on the owner's time and thoughts...

penumbrae, n. (1)

    PLT 12.64 4 We wish to sum up the conflicting impressions [of Intellect] by saying that all point at last to a unity which inspires all. Our poetry, our religion are its skirts and penumbrae.

penurious, adj. (2)

    Elo1 7.81 2 Does [any one] think that not possibly a man may come to him who shall persuade him out of his most settled determination?--for example...if he is penurious, to squander money for some purpose he now least thinks of...
    PLT 12.51 18 You say thought is a penurious rill. Well, we can wait.

penury, n. (2)

    QO 8.179 23 ...the dearth of design accuses the penury of intellect.
    Schr 10.287 15 [The scholar] is still to decline how many glittering opportunities, and to retreat, and wait. So shall you find in this penury and absence of thought a purer splendor than ever clothed the exhibitions of wit.

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