Journal of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 9

Journal of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 9

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...that there are no fit people near them, but elsewhere; no boys of John's age, no girls of Almira's. As soon as one sees that life is one, and God does not create, but communicates his life, all is right. This self-love is much in our way. A wise man, an open mind, is as much interested in others as in himself; they are only extensions of himself. They stand on a hilltop, and see exactly what he would see if he were there. He cannot be offended by an honest partiality in ethers. Perfect health is the subjugation of matter to be the servant, the instrument of thought and heart; for that matter is not felt as matter, but only as opulence, and light, and beauty, and joy. As soon as we know a particle of matter for itself, it is obstruction and defeat of health. It is not my duty to prove the immortality of the soul.1... Yet I find the proofs noble, wholesome, and moral. I The omitted portion is found in "Immortality" (Ltt-ttrs and Social Aims, p. 34$). i86i DEBTS. GRATTAN. ENGLISH 299 Pay every debt. If you cannot you may be bankrupt, and content with bankruptcy. Tomorrow try again. 'T is not your duty to pay the debt, but to try to pay the debt. Do all with a clear and perfect intent. Call in the Universe to witness and sanction, and not to skulk into a corner. If it is your part to kill, kill in the face of day, and with the plaudits of the Universe. Other world! there is no other world; the God goes with you, --is here in presence.' What is here, that is there, and it is by his only strength that you lift your hand. "Of all men," said Grattan, " if I could call up one, it should be Scipio Africanus. Hannibal was perhaps a greater captain, but not so great and good a man. Epaminondas did not so much. Themistocles was a rogue." Grattan said, " more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236665546
  • 9781236665546