Student or Learner
"Self-Reliance" (Ralph Waldo Emerson):
"Great works [...] teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side."
1. So with what actually sort of inflexibility should we abide by our spontaneous impression...? ("good humored")
2. And then in any way I couldn't come to terms with this "then". The only idea which came across my mind was that it was a typo of "the"... Am I crazy or a genius...?
You are embarrassing me, man. whilst I was supposed to be a genius... But thanks anyway.
In AmE, it's pretty ordinary to call a chap "man" but all my British teachers at the International School of Brussels found it offensive when the Americans did so....
Got the massage...
It's pretty much like using "tu" or "du."