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Emerson : Everyman's Library Pocket Poets - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Everyman's Library Pocket Poets

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781400043163
Number Of Pages: 256

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. Though he earned his central place in our culture as an essayist and philosopher, since his death his reputation as a poet has grown as well.

Known for challenging traditional thought and for his faith in the individual, Emerson was the chief spokesman for the Transcendentalist movement. His poems speak to his most passionately held belief: that external authority should be disregarded in favor of one’s own experience. From the embattled farmers who “fired the shot heard round the world” in the stirring “Concord Hymn,” to the flower in “The Rhodora,” whose existence demonstrates “that if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being,” Emerson celebrates the existence of the sublime in the human and in nature.

Combining intensity of feeling with his famous idealism, Emerson’s poems reveal a moving, more intimate side of the man revered as the Sage of Concord.

From Poems (1847)
The Rhodora
The Humble-Bee Fable Astræa Etienne de la Boe´ce
Suum Cuique Compensation Forbearance Berrying
Thine Eyes Still Shined Eros Loss and Gain Hamatreya
The Snow-Storm Painting and Sculpture Holidays
From the Persian of Hafiz Ghaselle Xenophanes
The Day's Ration Blight Musketaquid Hymn ('By the rude bridge that arched the flood')
The Sphinx Each and All The Problem To Rhea
The Visit Uriel The World-Soul
From May-Day and Other Pieces (1867)
Brahma Nemesis Fate Freedom Ode Sung in the Town Hall
Boston Hymn Love and Thought Lover's Petition Una
Letters Rubies Merlin's Song
The Test Nature I Nature II
The Romany Girl My Garden
The Titmouse Days Sea-Shore Two Rivers
Waldeinsamkeit Terminus
The Past Experience Compensation Culture
Politics Heroism Character
Friendship Beauty Manners
Art Spiritual Laws
Unity Worship Quatrains
FromSelected Poems (1876)
The Nun's Aspiration Hymn ('We love the venerable house')
Cupido Boston Silence The Three Dimensions
Motto to 'The Poet'
Motto to 'Gifts'
Motto to 'Nature'
Motto to 'Nominalist and Realist'
Motto to 'History'
South Wind
From The Unpublished Poems
'William does thy frigid soul'
'Perhaps thy lot in life is higher'
'I spread my gorgeous sail'
'O what is Heaven but the fellowship'
'Ah strange strange strange'
'See yonder leafless trees against the sky'
'Do that which you can do'
'Few are free'
Van Buren The Future Rex
'And when I am entombed in my place'
'Bard or dunce is blest, but hard'
'It takes philosopher or fool'
'Tell men what they knew before'
'I use the knife'
'There is no evil but can speak'
'The sea reflects the rosy sky'
'In this sour world, O summerwind'
'Look danger in the eye it vanishes'
'As I walked in the wood'
'I sat upon the ground'
'Good Charles the spring's adorer'
'Around the man who seeks a noble end'
'In the deep heart of man a poet dwells'
'O what are heroes prophets men'
'Yet sometime to the sorrow stricken'
The Bohemian Hymn
'Kind & holy were the words'
'Divine Inviters! I accept'
'Go if thou wilt ambrosial Flower'
'In Walden wood the chickadee'
'Star seer Copernicus'
'At last the poet spoke'
'I grieve that better souls than mine'
Nantasket Water
'Where the fungus broad & red'
'From the stores of eldest Matter'
'And the best gift of God'
'Stout Sparta shrined the god of Laughter'
'Brother, no decrepitude'
'Who knows this or that'
'Saadi loved the new & old'
'And as the light divided the dark'
'When devils bite'
'Comfort with a purring cat'
'I cannot find a place so lonely'<br
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ISBN: 9781400043163
ISBN-10: 1400043166
Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 10.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1