The Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson (volume 2)

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byRalph Waldo Emerson

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... SELF-RELIANCE. "Ne te quaesiveris extra." ' Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still." Epilogue to Beaumont and Fletcher's Honest Man's Fortune. Cast the bantling on the rocks, Suckle him with the she-wolfs teat; Wintered with the hawk and fox, Power and speed be hands and feet. ESSAY II. SELF-RELIANCE. I Read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instil is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men,--that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost,--and our first thought is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the Last Judgment . Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with goodhumoured inflexibility then most when the...

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... SELF-RELIANCE. "Ne te quaesiveris extra." ' Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217403409

ISBN - 13:9780217403405

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