Letters And Social Aims (volume 8) by Ralph Waldo EmersonLetters And Social Aims (volume 8) by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Letters And Social Aims (volume 8)

byRalph Waldo Emerson

Paperback | January 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XI IMMORTALITY Wilt thou not ope thy heart to know What rainbows teach, and sunsets show? Verdict which accumulates From lengthening scroll of human fates, Voice of earth to earth returned, Prayers of saints that inly burned, -- Saying, What is excellent, As God lives, is permanent; Hearts are dust, hearts' loves remain; Heart's love will meet thee again. Mute orator ! well skilled to plead, And send conviction without phrase, Thou dost succor and remede The shortness of our days, And promise, on thy Founder's truth, Long morrow to this mortal youth. Monadnoc. IMMORTALITY IN the year 626 of our era, when Edwin, the Anglo-Saxon king, was deliberating on receiving the Christian missionaries, one of his nobles said to him: "The present life of man, O king, compared with that space of time beyond, of which we have no certainty, reminds me of one of your winter feasts, where you sit with your generals and ministers. The hearth blazes in the middle and a grateful heat is spread around, while storms of rain and snow are raging without. Driven by the chilling tempest, a little sparrow enters at one door, and flies delighted around us till it departs through the other. Whilst it stays in our mansion, it feels not the winter storm; but when this short moment of happiness has been enjoyed, it is forced again into the same dreary tempest from which it had escaped, and we behold it no more. Such is the life of man, and we are as ignorant of the state which preceded our present existence as of that which will follow it. Things being so, I feel that if this new faith can give us more certainty, it deserves to be received."' In the first records of a nation in any degree thoughtful and cultivated, some belief in the life beyond life would of course be suggested. The Eg...
Title:Letters And Social Aims (volume 8)Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217009352

ISBN - 13:9780217009355

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