From Essays Second Series

Essays, Second Series
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Gold and iron are good To buy iron and gold; All earth’s fleece and food For their like are sold. Boded Merlin wise, Proved Napoleon great,— Nor kind nor coinage buys Aught above its rate. Fear, Craft, and Avarice Cannot rear a State. Out of dust to build What is more than dust,— Walls Amphion piled Phoebus stablish must. When the Muses nine With the Virtues meet, Find to their design An Atlantic seat, By green orchard boughs Fended from the heat, Where the statesman ploughs Furrow for the wheat; When the Church is social worth, When the state-house is the hearth, Then the perfect State is come, The republican at home.

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The Poet  •  I. The Poet  •  Experience  •  II. Experience  •  Character  •  III. Character  •  Manners  •  IV. Manners  •  Gifts  •  V. Gifts  •  Nature  •  VI. Nature  •  Politics  •  VII. Politics  •  Nominalist and Realist  •  VIII. Nominalist and Realist  •  New England Reformers  •  New England Reformers

Росио покачала головой: - Не могу. - Почему? - рассердился Беккер. - У меня его уже нет, - сказала она виноватым тоном.  - Я его продала.

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