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ESSAYS. Second Series, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Author:   Ralph Waldo Emerson
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THE POET
A moody child and wildly wise Pursued the game with joyful eyes, Which chose, like meteors, their way, And rived the dark with private ray: They overleapt the horizon's edge, Searched with Apollo's privilege; Through man, and woman, and sea, and star, Saw the dance of nature forward far; Through worlds, and races, and terms, and times, Saw musical order, and pairing rhymes.
Olympian bards who sung Divine ideas below, Which always find us young, And always keep us so.


Ralph Waldo Emerson, ESSAYS. First Series

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HISTORY - There is no great and no small To the Soul that maketh all: And where it cometh, all things are; And it cometh everywhere.


Ralph Waldo Emerson, THE TRANSCENDENTALIST. A Lecture read at the Masonic Temple, Boston, January, 1842

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The first thing we have to say respecting what are called _new views_ here in New England, at the present time, is, that they are not new, but the very oldest of thoughts cast into the mould of these new times. The light is always identical in its composition, but it falls on a great variety of objects, and by so falling is first revealed to us, not in its own form, for it is formless, but in theirs; in like manner, thought only appears in the objects it classifies...



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