Journal of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume 2
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...Judgment Day, as Mrs. Stowe winds up her appeal to the executors of Lady Byron. An honest man would say, Why refer it? All that is true and weighty with me has all its force now. We meet people who seem to overlook and read us with a smile, but they do not tell us what they read. Now and then we say things to our mates, or hear things from them, which seem to put it out of the power of the parties to be strangers again." Especially if any one show me a stroke of courage, a piece of inventive wit, a trait of character, or a pure delight in character when shown by others, henceforward I must be that man's or that woman's debtor, as one who has discovered to me among perishing men somewhat more clean and incorruptible than the light of these midnight stars. Indeed, the only real benefit of which we are susceptible is (is it not?) to have man dignified for us. I This sentence occurs in Social Jims (p. 89). i869 AGASSIZ'S ILLNESS 305 "To declare war against length of time."--SlMONIDES. Compensation of failing memory in age by the increased power and means of generalization. I asked Theodore Lyman on Saturday how it was exactly with Agassiz's health. He said "that no further paralysis had appeared, and that he seemed not threatened. It was not apoplexy, but a peculiarity of his constitution,--these turns of insensibility which had occurred. It was hysteria." I replied that I had often said that Agassiz appeared to have two or three men rolled up into his personality, but I had never suspected there was any woman also in his make. Lyman replied that he had himself seen hysteria oftener in men than in women. Authors Or Books Quoted Or Referred To In Journal For 1869 Zoroaster; Hesiod, Works and Days; Simonides; Heracleitus; Euripides, Alcestis;...
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