The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1904

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Page 440 - man that hath left house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for my sake and the gospel's, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, . . . and in the world to come eternal life.
Page xxxvii - NATURE A SUBTLE chain of countless rings The next unto the farthest brings ; The eye reads omens where it goes, And speaks all languages the rose ; And, striving to be man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form. 1
Page 84 - see a book than to be warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system. The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul. This every man is entitled to ; this
Page 145 - shall see the identity of the law of gravitation with purity of heart ; and shall show that the Ought, that Duty, is one thing with Science, with Beauty, and with Joy. LITERARY ETHICS AN ORATION DELIVERED BEFORE THE LITERARY SOCIETIES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, JULY 24, 1838 LITERARY ETHICS
Page 409 - 85, note I. Line in nature is not found; Unit and universe are round; In vain produced, all rays return, etc. "Uriel," Poems. Page 86, note I. In this address, and throughout the Essays, and equally the Poems, are evidences of Mr. Emerson's reading in the works of the Masters of Science, — Newton, Laplace, Hunter,
Page 2 - the parts, that is, the poet. This is the Best part of these men's farms, yet to this their warranty-deeds give no title. To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing.
Page 36 - radiates to the circumference. It is the pith and marrow of every substance, every relation, and every process. All things with which we deal, preach to us. What is a farm but a mute gospel ? The chaff and the wheat, weeds and plants, blight, rain, insects, sun, — it is a sacred
Page 41 - does it make, whether Orion is up there in heaven, or some god paints the image in the firmament of the soul ? The relations of parts and the end of the whole remaining the same, what is the difference, whether land and sea interact, and worlds revolve and intermingle without number
Page 23 - gives that piquancy to the conversation of a strong-natured farmer or backwoodsman, which all men relish. A man's power to connect his thought with its proper symbol, and so to utter it, depends on the simplicity of his character, that is, upon his love of truth and his desire to communicate without loss. The corruption of man is
Page 431 - 248, note I. A motto for those days in New England might have been the words put in Rob Roy's mouth by Wordsworth : — Of old things all are over old, Of good things none are good enough ; We '11 show that we can help to frame A world of other stuff.

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