Essays: First & Second Series

Essays: First & Second Series

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Essays: Series I & II by Ralph Waldo Emerson, were first penned in 1841 and 1844, consisting of 10 Emerson essays in each series. Selections included in this combined volume: History, Self-Reliance, Compensation, Spiritual Laws, Love, Friendship, Prudence, Heroism, The Over-Soul, Circles, Intellect, Art, The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, and Nominalist and Realist. Excerpt from Self-Reliance: "But man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye laments the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time."
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  • Electronic book text
  • Morrisville, NC, United States
  • 0557744520
  • 9780557744527