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for company, instead of imparting to them truth and health in rough electric shocks, putting them once Selfmore in communication with the Reliance soul. The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man. For him all doors are flung wide seu Him all tongues greet, all honors crown, all eyes follow with desire. Our love goes out to him and embraces him, because he did not need it. We solicitously and apologetically caress and celebrate him, because he held on his way and scorned our disapprobation. The gods love him because men hated him." To the persevering mortal," said Zoroaster, the blessed Immortals are swift." As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease

of the intellect. They say with those

foolish Israelites, "Let not God Self- speak to us, lest we die. Speak thou, Reliance speak any man with us, and we will

obey." Everywhere I am bereaved
of meeting God in my brother, be-
cause he has shut his own temple
doors, and recites fables merely of
his brother's, or his brother's bro-
ther's God so se
Every new mind is a new classifica-
tion. If it prove a mind of uncommon
activity and power, a Locke, a Lavois-
ier, a Hutton, a Bentham, a Spurz.
heim, it imposes its classification on
other men, and lo! a new system.
In proportion always to the depth
of the thought, and so to the numbers
of the objects it touches and brings
within reach of the pupil, is his com-
placency. But chiefly is this apparent
in creeds and churches, which are

also classifications of some powerful mind acting on the great elemental thought of Duty, and man's relation Selfto the Highest. Such is Calvanism, Reliance Quakerism, Swedenborgianism. The pupil takes the same delight in subordinating everything to the new terminology that a girl does who has just learned botany, in seeing a new earth and new seasons thereby. It will happen for a time, that the pupil will feel a real debt to the teacher,will find his intellectual power has grown by the study of his writings. This will continue until he has exhausted his master's mind. But in all unbalanced minds, the classification is idolized, passes for the end, and not for a speedily exhaustible means, so that the walls of the system blend to their eye in the remote horizon with the walls of

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the universe; the luminaries of heaven

seem to them hung on the arch their Self- master built. They can not imagine Reliance how you aliens have any right to see, -how you can see ;

" It must be somehow that you stole the light from us. They do not yet perceive, that, light unsystematic, indomitable, will break into any cabin, even into theirs. Let them chirp awhile and call it their own. If they are honest and do well, presently their neat new pinfold will be too strait and low, will crack, will lean, will rot and vanish, and the immortal light, all young and joyful, million-orbed, million-colored, will beam over the universe as on the first morning. 2. It is for want of self-culture that the idol of Traveling, the idol of Italy, of England, of Egypt, remains for all educated Americans se They who made England, Italy or Greece venerable in the imagination, did so Selfnot by rambling round creation as a Reliance moth round a lamp, but by sticking fast where they were like an axis of the earth. In manly hours, feel that duty is our place, and that the merrymen of circumstance should follow as they may. The soul is no traveler: the wise man stays at home with the soul, and when his necessities, his duties, on any occasion call him from his house, or into foreign lands, he is at home still, and is not gadding abroad from himself, and shall make men sensible by the expression of his countenance, that he goes the missionary of wisdom and virtue, and visits cities and men like a sovereign, and not like an interloper or a valet.

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