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" For us the winds do blow; The earth doth rest, heaven move, and fountains flow; Nothing we see but means our good, As our delight or as our treasure. The whole is either our cupboard of food, Or cabinet of pleasure. The stars have us to bed; Night draws... "
Essays, Lectures and Orations - Page 228
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
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A Selection of Metaphysical Poets

Virginia Graham - 1996 - 246 pages
...or as our treasure: The whole is, either our cupboard of food, 30 Or cabinet of pleasure. The stars have us to bed; Night draws the curtain, which the...attend our head. All things unto our flesh are kind 35 In their descent and being; to our mind In their ascent and cause. Each thing is full of duty: Waters...
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The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance

Arthur Versluis - 2001 - 240 pages
...does not merely quantify the world, but is able to see that as the Christian poet George Herbert wrote All things unto our flesh are kind, In their descent and being; to our mind, In their ascent and cause.64 Ascent to what Plotinus called "Authentic Being" takes place through the mind, and only such...
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The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2004 - 280 pages
...delight, or as our treasure; The whole is either our cupboard of food, Or cabinet of pleasure. The stars have us to bed: Night draws the curtain: which the...things unto our flesh are kind. In their descent and betug; to our mtud, In their ascent and cause. More servants wait on man Than he'll take notice of....
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Poetry and Ecology in the Age of Milton and Marvell

Diane Kelsey McColley - 2007 - 252 pages
...emblematic. In "Man" Herbert notes carelessness of medicinal herbs: "More servants wait on Man / Then he'll take notice of: in every path / He treads down that which doth befriend him, / When sicknesse makes him pale and wan."10 Despite the personification, this statement is not emblematic...
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