Whitman and Traubel

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam English Walling

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...And you arraign the heart: you have discovered that the heart is a stumbling guide: And you say that the heart needs eyes, which I say, too: who sees it better than I do? And I say that the heart has eyes, which you do not say, too: (Oh such eyes as the heart has! has life eyes? only such eyes as the heart has!) 50 The same thought recurs again in a typical "Collect" entitled "It All Seems Reasonable to Me": My reason goes where my heart goes. I don't want my reason to go where my heart can't go. Let the heart have its way. Don't be afraid of the heart. Reason reasons but reason can't see.... Do our systems apply love? If they do they are reasonable. But if they apply profit. If they apply enmity, caste, law. If.they apply anything that neglects love. Then they are unreasonable. No stolen dollar was ever reasonable. No stolen opportunity of life. No stolen prestige. Nothing that can be used by one to lord it over another. The black or white of your skin. The strength or weakness of your right arm. The genius or the mediocrity of your brain. The volubility or the reticence of your speech. All advantages and disadvantages. All talents and superiorities. They are all unreasonable. None of them stand the test. The other thing alone stands the test. The total opposite. You may not be able to adjust it to your logic. But you can adjust it to your love....6 In proportion as conditions allow the free development and expression of a man's impulses, these impulses serve as connecting bonds between him and other human beings, so that all other bonds become superfluous. This emotionally or socially developed person leads a life in every way fuller and more productive, that is, a more reasonable life. Free relations with others gradually take the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...And you arraign the heart: you have discovered that the heart is a stumbling guide: And you say that the heart ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217970648

ISBN - 13:9780217970648

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