Journals Of Ralph Waldo Emerson; With Annotations Volume 8

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byRalph Waldo Emerson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...know them thoroughly. (From GO) Prisca juvent alios, ego me nunc denique natum Gratulor.1 Ovid. "Sit nulla fides augentibus omnia musis."-' June 7. We had a good walk, Channing and I, along 1852 A WALK. CHILDREN 295 1 Old things may give others joy, but happy am I that I was not born till now. 2 Believe not that the Muses will aid in all things. the bank of the North Branch to the swamp, and to the " Harrington Estate." Channing's young dog scampered and dived and swam at such a prodigal rate that one could not help grudging the youth of the universe (the animals) their Heaven. They must think us poor pedants in petticoats, as poet Cowper is painted in the Westall Editions. How much more the dog knows of nature than his master, though his master were an Indian. The dog tastes, snuffs, rubs, feels, tries, everything, everywhere, through miles of bush, brush,grass, water, mud, lilies, mountain, and sky. At present, however, at night, I am haunted by the lines--" The stars are in the quiet sky," etc.; which I first heard sung under the mimick stars of the Mammoth Cave, in Kentucky. But there is a charm in the line for my ear and fancy, and I must inquire for the song. In our walk we came to Ellery's garden of lupines,--a quarter of an acre covered over with a wild bed of lupines, which, when the sun shone, looked like saloons of beauties in mousseline de laines. Nature's best feat is enamouring the man of these children, like kissing the knife that is to cut his throat,--they sucking, fretting, mortifying, ruining him, and upsetting him at last, because they want his chair, and he, dear old donkey, well pleased to the end. There is such an obvious accumulation of dexterity in the use of tools in the old scholar and thinker that it is not to be...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...know them thoroughly. (From GO) Prisca juvent alios, ego me nunc denique natum Gratulor.1 Ovid. "Sit nulla fides augent...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021749644X

ISBN - 13:9780217496445

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