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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Ralph Waldo Emerson. (1803–1882) (continued)
 
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    Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
          Quatrains. Nature.
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    Though love repine, and reason chafe,
  There came a voice without reply,—
“’T is man’s perdition to be safe
  When for the truth he ought to die.”
          Sacrifice.
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    For what avail the plough or sail,
Or land or life, if freedom fail?
          Boston.
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    If the red slayer think he slays,
  Or if the slain think he is slain,
They know not well the subtle ways
  I keep and pass and turn again.
          Brahma.
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    Go where he will, the wise man is at home,
His hearth the earth, his hall the azure dome.
          Wood-notes.
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    Seeing only what is fair,
Sipping only what is sweet,
Thou dost mock at fate and care.
          To the humble Bee.
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    Thou animated torrid-zone.
          To the humble Bee.
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    In the vaunted works of Art
The master-stroke is Nature’s part. 1 
          Art.
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      If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him. 2 
          Nature. Addresses and Lectures. The American Scholar.
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    There is no great and no small 3 
  To the Soul that maketh all;
And where it cometh, all things are;
  And it cometh everywhere.
          Essays. First Series. Epigraph to History.
 
Note 1.
Also in Society and Solitude: Art. Nature paints the best part of a picture, carves the best part of the statue, builds the best part of the house, and speaks the best part of the oration. [back]
Note 2.
Everything comes if a man will only wait.—Disraeli: Tancred, book iv. chap. viii. [back]
Note 3.
See Pope, page 316. [back]
 

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