Vol I – Nature, Addresses & Lectures (1836)

Nature: Introduction  (Glossary for Emerson’s Nature) 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  The Young American The Conservative Divinity School Address Literary Ethics The Method of Nature Man the Reformer Introductory Lecture on the Times…

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Introductory Lecture on the Times

Read at the Masonic Temple, Boston,December 2, 1841 The times, as we say — or the present aspects of our social state, the Laws, Divinity, Natural Science, Agriculture, Art, Trade, Letters, have their root in an invisible spiritual reality. To appear in these aspects, they must first exist, or have some necessary foundation. Beside all…