Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M10 1 - 328 pages
Perhaps no writer has so dramatically shaped the course of American philosophy as Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose meditations on spirituality, freedom, and the power of knowledge have informed and inspired generations of activists, scholars, and thinkers. This replica edition of a 1914 collection of his most profound and influential poetry includes: . "Each and All" . "The World-Soul" . "Mithridates" . "The Rhodora" . "Woodnotes I" and "II" . "Etienne de la Boce" . "Compensation" . "Ode to Beauty" . "Bacchus" . "The Apology" . poems on nature and life, the elements, quatrains, "mottoes to the 'essays'" . and many, many more. American poet and philosopher RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803-1882), the "Sage of Concord," was a driving force behind the Transcendental Movement of the early 19th century and remains a major figure in American literature. His works include Representative Men (1850), The Conduct of Life (1860), Society and Solitude (1870), and Parnassus (1875).
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Page 6 - The delicate shells lay on the shore; The bubbles of the latest wave Fresh pearls to their enamel gave, And the bellowing of the savage sea Greeted their safe escape to me. I wiped away the weeds and foam, I fetched my sea-born treasures home; But the poor, unsightly, noisome things Had left their beauty on the shore With the sun and the sand and the wild uproar.
Page 7 - I covet truth; Beauty is unripe childhood's cheat; I leave it behind with the games of youth:' As I spoke, beneath my feet The ground-pine curled its pretty wreath, Running over the club-moss burrs; I inhaled the violet's breath; Around me stood the oaks and firs; Pine-cones and acorns lay on the ground; Over me soared the eternal sky. Full of light and of deity; Again I saw, again I heard, The rolling river, the morning bird; Beauty through my senses stole; I yielded myself to the perfect whole.