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Poems II May-Day and Other Pieces

IIMAY-DAY AND OTHER PIECES MAY-DAYDAUGHTER of Heaven and Earth, coy Spring,With sudden passion languishing,Teaching barren moors to smile,Painting pictures mile on mile,Holds a cup with cowslip-wreaths,Whence a smokeless incense breathes. The air is full of whistlings bland;What was that I heardOut of the hazy land?Harp of the wind, or song of bird, Or vagrant booming…

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Poems

I POEMS GOOD-BYE GOOD-BYE, proud world! I’m going home: Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine. Long through thy weary crowds I roam; A river-ark on the ocean brine, Long I’ve been tossed like the driven foam; But now, proud world! I’m going home. Good-bye to Flattery’s fawning face; To Grandeur with his…

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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Volume I – Nature, Addresses & Lectures Nature: Introduction Chapter I. Nature Chapter II. Commodity Chapter III. Beauty Chapter IV. Language Chapter V. Discipline Chapter VI. Idealism Chapter VII. Spirit Chapter VIII. Prospects The American Scholar Divinity School Address Literary Ethics The Method of Nature Man the Reformer Introductory Lecture on the Times The Conservative…