Ralph Waldo Emerson

Discussion on Emerson's Creations

Domestic Life

By Emerson West | November 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Domestic Life

I REACHED the middle of the mountUp which the incarnate soul must climb,And paused for them, and looked around,With me who walked through space and time.Five rosy boys with morning lightHad leaped from one fair mother’s arms,Fronted the sun with hope as bright,And greeted God with childhood’s psalms. Thou shalt make thy houseThe temple of a nation’s vows.Spirits of a higher strainWho sought thee once shall seek again.I detected many a godForth already on the road,Ancestors of beauty comeIn thy breast to make a home. DOMESTIC LIFE THE perfection of the providence for child-hood is easily acknowledged. The care which covers the seed of the tree under tough husks and…

Eloquence

By Emerson West | November 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Eloquence

For whom the Muses smile upon,And touch with soft persuasion,His words, like a storm-wind, can bringTerror and beauty on their wing;In his every syllableLurketh nature veritable;And though he speak in midnight dark, –In heaven no star, on earth no spark, –Yet before the listener’s eyeSwims the world in ecstasy,The forest waves, the morning breaks,The pastures sleep, ripple the lakes,Leaves twinkle, flowers like persons beAnd life pulsates in rock or tree. ELOQUENCE IT is the doctrine of the popular music-masters that whoever can speak can sing. So probably every man is eloquent once in his life. Our temperaments differ in capacity of heat, or, we boil at different degrees. One man…

Civilization

By Emerson West | November 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Civilization

We flee away from cities, but we bringThe best of cities with us, these learned classifiers,Men knowing what they seek, armed eyes of experts.We praise the guide, we praise the forest life:But will we sacrifice our dear-bought loreOf books and arts and trained experiment,Or count the Sioux a match for Agassiz ?O no, not we! . . . …. Witness the mute all hailThe joyful traveller gives, when on the vergeOf craggy Indian wilderness he hearsFrom a log cabin stream Beethoven’s notesOn the piano, played with master’s hand.Well done! ‘ he cries; ‘ the bear is kept at bay,The lynx, the rattlesnake, the flood, the fire:All the fierce enemies, ague,…

A Discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Beliefs and Thoughts on Individuality, Society, and Government

By Emerson West | July 2, 2021 |
A Discussion of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Beliefs and Thoughts on Individuality, Society, and Government

Ralph Waldo Emerson I am writing this essay on the beliefs and thoughts of Ralph Waldo Emerson on the subjects of individuality, society, government, technology, and spirituality. I think that Emerson believes that every person should be as much as individual as they can.

Ellen Louisa Tucker

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Ellen Louisa Tucker

Stanley Cavell

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Stanley Cavell

Amos Bronson Alcott

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Amos Bronson Alcott

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Thomas Carlyle

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Thomas Carlyle

Henry David Thoreau

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Henry David Thoreau

He was an American essayist, a poet , philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. He was born July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts, and given the name David Henry, but would later change it to Henry David as he felt it sounded more like a writer. He died May 6, 1862, also in Concord, Massachusetts. He was 45 years old at the time of his death. His well-known essays were Civil Disobedience and Life Without Principle. He was educated at the Concord Academy and Harvard University. Quotes associated with Thoreau: “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they…