By Joel Myerson
This publication represents the 1st entire selection of modern studies of the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. the various experiences are reprinted from hard-to-locate modern newspapers and periodicals.
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Extra resources for Emerson and Thoreau: The Contemporary Reviews (American Critical Archives)
The author, though "wanting the accomplishment of verse," is a devoted child of the great Mother; and comes forward bravely in the midst of the dust of business and the "The foregoing generations," he says, "beheld God face to face: we, through their eyes. " Why should we not indeed? for we not only have the Universe, which the foregoing generations had, but themselves also. Why are we less wise than they? Why has our wisdom less of the certainty of intuition than theirs? Is it because we have more channels of truth?
To many writers of there are many theories; and but one mode of expressing thought, (namely, by symbols,) though there are many languages. Philosophy is the love of wisdom, and wisdom is the knowledge of things and their relations. To perceive them at all is to perceive them clearly, and the perception cannot fail of being conveyed to others, except through a very school-boy's ignorance of the force of terms. The alleged analogy between the new philosophy and the higher branches of mathematics, as respects the preparatory labor required for the study of either, rests upon forgetfulness of the essential difference between moral and demonstrative reasoning.
2 This is a singular book. It is the creation of a mind that lives and moves in the Beautiful, and has the power of assimilating to itself whatever it sees, hears or touches. We cannot analyze it; whoever would form an idea of it must read it. We welcome it however as an index to the spirit which is silently at work among us, as a proof that mind is about to receive a new and a more glorious manifestation; that higher problems and holier speculations than those which have hitherto engrossed us, are to engage our attention; and that the inquiries, what is perfect in Art, and what is true in Philosophy, are to surpass in interest those which concern the best place to locate a city, construct a railroad, or become suddenly rich.
Emerson and Thoreau: The Contemporary Reviews (American Critical Archives) by Joel Myerson