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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882).  The Complete Works.  1904.
Vol. IX. Poems
 
III. Elements and Mottoes
Character
 
THE SUN set, but set not his hope:
Stars rose; his faith was earlier up:
Fixed on the enormous galaxy,
Deeper and older seemed his eye;
And matched his sufferance sublime        5
The taciturnity of time. 1
He spoke, and words more soft than rain
Brought the Age of Gold again:
His action won such reverence sweet
As hid all measure of the feat.        10
 
Note 1. This poem in the verse-book begins,—
    Ah me! can maxims educate.
There is in “Fate” (Conduct of Life, p. 44) a passage on the necessity for the great to be impressionable. [back]
 
 
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