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Representative Men

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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Joseph Simon Publisher, 1980. Hardback w/o dust jacket, blue cloth with light blue slip case[slipcase], 204 pages, text is clean & unmarked, very good condition. Gift quality ISBN: ISBN 0934710023.

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From the book:IT IS NATURAL to believe in great men. If the companions of our childhood should turn out to be heroes, and their condition regal it would not surprise us. All mythology opens with demigods, and the circumstance is high and poetic; that is, their genius is paramount. In the legends of the Gautama, the first men ate the earth and found it deliciously sweet. Nature seems to exist for the excellent. The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society; and, actually or ideally, we manage to live with superiors. We call our children and our lands by their names. Their names are wrought into the verbs of language, their works and effigies are in our houses, and every circumstance of the day recalls an anecdote of them.


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