A Concordance to the Collected Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bty 6.296 4 The felicities of design in art or in works
of nature are shadows
or forerunners of that beauty which reaches its perfection in the human
Compiled by Eugene F. Irey
Bty 6.296 16 Nature wishes that woman should attract
Bty 6.297 25 Women stand related to beautiful nature
Bty 6.298 11 That Beauty is the normal state is shown
by the perpetual
effort of nature to attain it.
Bty 6.302 7 If a man can cut such a head on his stone
gatepost as shall draw
and keep a crowd about it all day, by its beauty, good nature, and
inscrutable meaning;...this is still the legitimate dominion of beauty.
Bty 6.302 11 ...if a man...can take such advantages of
nature that all her
powers serve him;...this is still the legitimate dominion of beauty.
Bty 6.303 24 Every natural feature...speaks of that
central benefit which is
the soul of nature...
Bty 6.304 12 All the facts in nature are nouns of the
Ill 6.310 5 I remarked especially [in the Mammoth Cave]
the mimetic habit
with which nature, on new instruments, hums her old tunes...
Ill 6.311 3 Our conversation with nature is not just
what it seems.
Ill 6.319 21 The intellect sees that every atom carries
the whole of nature;...
Ill 6.321 2 That story of Thor...describes us, who are
these seeming trifles, with the supreme energies of nature.
Ill 6.323 21 The permanent interest of every man
is...to have the weight of
nature to back him in all that he does.
Ill 6.324 3 We see God face to face every hour, and
know the savor of
SS 7.6 1 Few substances are found pure in nature.
SS 7.6 10 Nature protects her own work.
SS 7.7 27 ...each of these potentates [Dante,
Michaelangelo, Columbus] saw well the reason of his exclusion. Solitary
was he? Why, yes; but his
society was limited only by the amount of brain nature appropriated in
age to carry on the government of the world.
SS 7.10 9 ...this banishment to the rocks and echoes no
make right or tolerable. This result is so against nature...that it
corrected by a common sense and experience.
SS 7.13 23 ...[men] adjust themselves by their
demerits,--by their love of
gossip, or by sheer tolerance and animal good nature.
SS 7.15 11 ...nature delights to put us between extreme
Art2 7.51 19 Proceeding from absolute mind, whose
nature is goodness as
much as truth, the great works [of art] are always attuned to moral
Art2 7.51 21 ...the great works [of art] are always
attuned to moral nature.
Elo1 7.59 6 For whom the Muses smile upon,/ .../ In his
Lurketh nature veritable;/...
Elo1 7.97 19 It is not the people that are in fault for
not being convinced, but he that cannot convince them. He should mould
them, armed as he is
with the reason and love which are also the core of their nature.
DL 7.103 20 The small despot asks so little that all
reason and all nature are
on his side.
DL 7.115 10 If [man]...is mean-spirited and odious, it
is because there is so
much of his nature which is unlawfully withholden from him.
DL 7.126 7 Every individual nature has its own beauty.
DL 7.131 22 I wish to find in my own town a library and
museum which is
the property of the town, where I can deposit this precious treasure
[engravings of Michelangelo's sibyls and prophets]...where it has its
place among hundreds of such donations from other citizens who have
brought thither whatever articles they have judged to be in their
rather a public than a private property.
Farm 7.147 9 Nature suggests every economical expedient
somewhere on a
WD 7.162 11 Nature loves to cross her stocks...
WD 7.166 16 Every victory over matter ought to
recommend to man the
worth of his nature.
WD 7.171 17 The sky is...the verge or confines of
matter and spirit. Nature
could no farther go.
Boks 7.195 1 Nature is much our friend in this matter
Boks 7.195 2 Nature is always clarifying her water and
Clbs 7.230 11 ...a natural fact has only half its value
until a fact in moral
nature, its counterpart, is stated.
Clbs 7.233 18 Good nature is stronger than tomahawks.
Cour 7.260 20 Nature has charged every one with his own
Suc 7.308 5 A man is a man only as he makes life and
nature happier to us.
Suc 7.308 23 I think that some so-called sacred
subjects must be treated
with more genius than I have seen in the masters of Italian or Spanish
be right pictures for houses and churches. Nature does not invite such
Suc 7.308 24 Nature lays the ground-plan of each
OA 7.316 11 Nature lends herself to these illusions [of
OA 7.316 24 Nature is full of freaks...
OA 7.321 20 Nature, in the main, vindicates her law [of
PI 8.6 2 ...we see...that the secret cords or laws show
virtue through every variety...and the interest is gradually
the forms to the lurking method. This hint...upsets...the common sense
of religion and literature, which are all founded on low nature...
PI 8.9 14 Nature gives [the student]...a copy of every
humor and shade in
his character and mind.
PI 8.20 15 The very design of imagination is to
domesticate us in another, in a celestial nature.
PI 8.26 7 Nature is the true idealist.
PI 8.44 1 The gushing fulness of speech belongs to the
poet, and it flows
from the lips of each of his magic beings in the thoughts and words
to its nature.
PI 8.66 4 In poetry, said Goethe, only the really great
and pure advances us, and this exists as a second nature...
PI 8.69 19 ...our English nature and genius has made us
the worst critics of
PI 8.71 19 The nature of things is flowing...
PI 8.73 20 [Poets] are, in our experience, men of every
degree of skill,-- some of them only once or twice receivers of an
inspiration, and presently
falling back on a low life. The drop of ichor that tingles in their
veins... cannot lift the whole man to the digestion and function of
ichor,--that is, to
SA 8.78 2 I have heard my master say that a man cannot
fully exhaust the
abilities of his nature.--Confucius.
SA 8.80 23 I think Hans Andersen's story of the cobweb
cloth woven so
fine that it was invisible--woven for the king's garment--must mean
manners, which do really clothe a princely nature.
SA 8.82 5 Nature is the best posture-master.
SA 8.83 15 Nature made us all intelligent of these
signs, for our safety and
SA 8.87 4 Sometimes, when in almost all expressions the
Choctaw and the
slave have been worked out of [a man], a coarse nature still betrays
his contemptible squeals of joy.
SA 8.87 13 I know that there go two to this game [of
laughter], and, in the
presence of certain formidable wits, savage nature must sometimes rush
in some disorder.
SA 8.89 22 A few times in my life it has happened to me
to meet persons of
so good a nature and so good breeding that every topic was open...
Elo2 8.112 17 ...the political questions...find or form
a class of men by
nature and habit fit to discuss and deal with these measures...
Elo2 8.120 15 The voice...betrays the nature and
Comc 8.157 6 ...the lower nature does not jest...
Comc 8.158 23 The perpetual game of humor is to look
good nature at every object in existence, aloof...
Comc 8.159 5 Separate any object...and contemplate it
there in absolute nature, it becomes at once comic;...
Comc 8.164 10 ...as the religious sentiment is the most
vital and sublime of
all our sentiments...so is it abhorrent to our whole nature, when, in
absence of the sentiment, the act or word or officer volunteers to
stand in its
Comc 8.164 19 ...the religious sentiment is the most
real and earnest thing
QO 8.190 9 Each man of thought is surrounded by wiser
men than he, if
they cannot write as well. Cannot he and they combine? Cannot
their poem Beaumont and Fletcher, or the Theban Phalanx's? The city
for nine days or nine years make differences and sinister comparisons:
is a new and more excellent public that will bless the friends. Nay, it
inevitable fruit of our social nature.
PC 8.209 22 Men are now to be astonished by seeing acts
of good nature... proposed by statesmen...
PPo 8.247 4 That hardihood and self-equality of every
sound nature...are in
PPo 8.253 14 Only he despises the verse of Hafiz who is
not himself by
Grts 8.312 1 The scholar's courage should be as
terrible as the Cid's, though it grow out of spiritual nature, not out
Imtl 8.327 1 ...the true disciples saw, through the
letter, the doctrine of
eternity, which dissolved the poor corpse and nature also...
Imtl 8.327 17 We shall pass to the future existence as
we enter into an
agreeable dream. All nature will accompany us there.
Imtl 8.333 8 When Bonaparte insisted...that it is the
pit of the stomach that
moves the world,-do we thank him for the gracious instruction? Our
disgust is the protest of human nature against a lie.
Imtl 8.336 10 Nature does not, like the Empress Anne of
together all the architectural genius of the Empire to build and finish
furnish a palace of snow...
Imtl 8.338 25 ...it is the nature of intelligent beings
to be forever new to life.
Imtl 8.350 2 Yama said, For this question [of
immortality], it was inquired
of old, even by the gods; for it is not easy to understand it. Subtle
Dem1 10.7 22 [Dreams'] extravagance from nature is yet
within a higher
Dem1 10.12 8 Nature, said Swedenborg, makes almost as
much demand on
our faith as miracles do.
Dem1 10.17 10 I believed that I discovered in
manifested itself only in contradiction...
Dem1 10.26 4 It is wholly a false view to couple these
Magnetism, Mesmerism] in any manner with the religious nature and
Aris 10.35 8 ...[the young adventurer] lends himself to
party that assails what is eminent. He will one day know that this
distinction in the nature of things;...
Aris 10.35 15 The manners, the pretension, which annoy
me so much, are... built on a real distinction in the nature of my
Aris 10.39 9 I wish...men...who know the beauty of
animals and the laws of
Aris 10.44 5 I think he'll be to Rome/ As is the osprey
to the fish, who
takes it/ By sovereignty of nature./
Aris 10.45 9 ...the man's associations, fortunes, love,
hatred, residence, rank, the books he will buy, the roads he will
traverse are predetermined in
his organism. Men will need him, and he is rich and eminent by nature.
Aris 10.54 23 The manners of course must have that
depth and firmness of
tone to attest their centrality in the nature of the man.
Aris 10.54 27 ...the two poles of nature are Beauty and
Aris 10.61 27 ...[the true man] is to know that the
distinction of a royal
nature is a great heart;...
PerF 10.72 13 The laws of material nature run up into
the invisible world
of the mind...
PerF 10.72 18 ...in the impenetrable mystery which
nature, I await the insight which our advancing knowledge of material
PerF 10.83 8 And so, one step higher, when [the
susceptible man] comes
into the realm of sentiment and will. He sees...the eternity that
all moral nature.
PerF 10.84 13 ...this child of the dust throws himself
by obedience into the
circuit of the heavenly wisdom, and shares the secret of God. Thus is
world delivered into your hand, but on two conditions,-not for
property, but for use, use according to the noble nature of the gifts;
and...not for self-indulgence.
Chr2 10.93 10 ...our first experiences in moral, as in
intellectual nature, force us to discriminate a universal mind...
Chr2 10.94 1 The antagonist nature is the individual...
Chr2 10.94 25 Compare...all our private and personal
venture in the world, with this deep of moral nature in which we lie...
Chr2 10.95 1 High instincts, before which our mortal
nature/ Doth tremble
like a guilty thing surprised,-/...
Chr2 10.98 8 ...I may easily speak of that adorable
nature, there where only
I behold it in my dim experiences, in such terms as shall seem to the
Edc1 10.127 14 [Man's] continual tendency, his great
danger, is to
overlook the fact that the world is only his teacher, and the nature of
and moon, plant and animal only means of arousing his interior
Edc1 10.134 26 We do not give [boys] a training as if
we believed in their
Edc1 10.135 10 [The great object of Education] should
be a moral one...to
inspire the youthful man...with a curiosity touching his own nature;...
Edc1 10.135 21 In affirming that the moral nature of
man is the
predominant element and should therefore be mainly consulted in the
arrangements of a school, I am very far from wishing that it should
up all the other instincts and faculties of man.
Edc1 10.138 5 ...we sacrifice the genius of the pupil,
possibilities of his nature, to a neat and safe uniformity...
Edc1 10.141 6 ...from [friendship's] revelations we
come more worthily
Edc1 10.141 10 ...[the boy] gladly enters a school
which...requires of each
only the flower of his nature and experience;...
Edc1 10.143 22 Nature loves analogies, but not
Edc1 10.144 3 ...I hear the outcry which replies to
you leave the young child to the mad career of his own passions and
whimsies, and call this anarchy a respect for the child's nature?
Edc1 10.144 15 The two points in a boy's training
are...to...keep his nature
and arm it with knowledge in the very direction in which it points.
Edc1 10.144 20 Here are the two capital facts [of
education], Genius and
Drill. The first is the inspiration in the well-born healthy child, the
perception he has of nature.
Edc1 10.148 14 ...in education...we are continually
trying costly machinery
Edc1 10.149 7 Nature provided for the communication of
Edc1 10.150 4 ...every young man is born with some
determination in his
Edc1 10.151 15 Is it not manifest...that the moral
nature should be
addressed in the school-room...
Edc1 10.154 11 ...the adoption of simple discipline and
the following of
nature, involves at once immense claims on the time, the thoughts, on
life of the teacher.
Edc1 10.159 3 The beautiful nature of the world has
here blended your
happiness with your power.
Supl 10.172 18 The astronomer shows you in his
telescope the nebula of
Orion, that you may look on that which is esteemed the farthest-off
Supl 10.174 15 All rests at last on the simplicity of
SovE 10.185 13 The high intellect is absolutely at one
with moral nature.
SovE 10.188 7 Nature is a tropical swamp in sunshine...
SovE 10.191 12 Nature is not so helpless but it can rid
itself at last of every
SovE 10.212 23 ...innocence is a wonderful electuary
for purging the eyes
to search the nature of those souls that pass before it.
Prch 10.218 3 I see in those classes and those persons
in whom I am
accustomed to look...for what is most positive and most rich in human
nature...character, but skepticism;...
Prch 10.219 7 We do not see that heroic resolutions
will save men from
those tides which a most fatal moon heaps and levels in the moral,
and intellectual nature.
Prch 10.222 24 We are in transition...to a worship
which recognizes the
true eternity of the law...its equal energy in what is called brute
nature as in
what is called sacred.
Prch 10.223 6 Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of
the One breaks in
Prch 10.225 27 ...only those distinctions hold which
are, in the nature of
things, not matters of positive ordinance.
MoL 10.247 24 Nature is rich, exuberant...
Schr 10.262 1 ...in the worldly habits which harden us,
we find with some
surprise...that the spiritual nature is too strong for us;...
Schr 10.264 1 ...[intellect] sees no bound to the
eternal proceeding of law
forth into nature.
Schr 10.264 8 This, gentlemen, is the topic on which I
natural and permanent function of the Scholar, as he is...an organic
Schr 10.268 8 Nature will fast enough instruct you in
the occasion and the
Schr 10.272 12 The unmentionable dollar itself has at
last a high origin in
moral and metaphysical nature.
Schr 10.282 14 The spiritual nature exhibits itself so
in its counteraction to
any accumulation of material force.
Plu 10.300 24 [Plutarch's] style is realistic,
picturesque and varied; his
sharp objective eyes seeing everything that moves, shines or threatens
nature or art, or thought or dreams.
Plu 10.305 5 The paths of life are large, but few are
men directed by the
Daemons. When Theanor had said this, he looked attentively on
Epaminondas, as if he designed a fresh search into his nature and
Plu 10.311 1 ...though curious in the questions of the
schools on the nature
and genesis of things, [Plutarch's] extreme interest in every trait of
character and his broad humanity, lead him constantly to Morals...
Plu 10.315 20 There is no treasure, [Plutarch] says,
parents can give to their
children, like a brother; 't is a friend given by nature...
LLNE 10.336 23 ...the religious nature in man was not
affected by these
errors in his understanding.
LLNE 10.337 13 Gall and Spurzheim's Phrenology laid a
rough hand on
the mysteries of animal and spiritual nature...
LLNE 10.338 27 Every immorality is a departure from
LLNE 10.349 11 [Brisbane's plan]...strode about nature
with a giant's
LLNE 10.354 12 [Fourier] labored under a
misapprehension of the nature
LLNE 10.354 18 [The Fourier marriage] was...ignorant
how serious and
how moral [women's] nature always is;...
LLNE 10.357 23 ...[the Fourierists] were unconscious
prophets of a true
state of society; one which the tendencies of nature lead unto...
EzRy 10.390 16 [Ezra Ripley] was...courtly, hospitable,
manly and public-spirited; his nature social...
EzRy 10.394 26 [Ezra Ripley] was eminently loyal in his
MMEm 10.398 12 ...[Lucy Percy's] nature values
MMEm 10.413 18 A mediocrity does seem to me [Mary Moody
Emerson] more distant from eminent virtue than the extremes of station;
all it must depend on the nature of the heart.
MMEm 10.424 25 'T is not in the nature of existence,
while there is a God, to be without the pale of excitement.
MMEm 10.427 16 ...if it were in the nature of things
possible He could
withdraw himself,-I [Mary Moody Emerson] would hold on to the faith
that, at some moment of His existence, I was present...
SlHr 10.446 4 ...so entirely was [Samuel Hoar's]
respect to the ground-plan
and substructure of society a natural ability...that it was admirable,
work of nature is...
Thor 10.455 25 There was somewhat military in
Thor 10.459 25 What [Thoreau] sought was the most
Carl 10.494 18 Great is [Carlyle's] reverence...for all
such traits as spring
from the intrinsic nature of the actor.
Carl 10.494 20 A strong nature has a charm for
Carl 10.494 24 [Carlyle] preaches, as by cannonade, the
doctrine that every
noble nature was made by God...
Carl 10.495 14 In proportion to the peals of laughter
amid which [Carlyle] strips the plumes of a pretender...does he worship
whatever enthusiasm, fortitude, love or other sign of a good nature is
in a man.
Carl 10.495 17 There is nothing deeper in [Carlyle's]
considerate, condescending good nature with which he looks at every
GSt 10.501 3 High virtue has such an air of nature and
necessity that to
thank its possessor would be to praise the water for flowing...
LS 11.3 6 In the history of the Church no subject has
been more fruitful of
controversy than the Lord's Supper. There never has been any unanimity
the understanding of its nature...
LS 11.4 4 ...more important controversies have arisen
respecting [the Lord'
s Supper's] nature.
LS 11.17 27 ...our opinions differ much respecting the
nature and offices of
HDC 11.43 25 The nature of man and his condition in the
world, for the
first time within the period of certain history, controlled the
the State [in Massachusetts].
HDC 11.51 1 ...the secret of [the Indian's] amazing
skill seemed to be that
he partook of the nature and fierce instincts of the beasts he slew.
LVB 11.89 9 Each has the highest right to call your
[Van Buren's] attention
to such subjects as are of a public nature...
LVB 11.92 24 Sir [Van Buren], does this government
think that the people
of the United States are become savage and mad? From their mind are the
sentiments of love and a good nature wiped clean out?
LVB 11.94 11 ...[the question of currency and trade] is
the chirping of
grasshoppers beside the immortal question...whether...so vast an
upon the Cherokee Nation and upon human nature shall be consummated.
LVB 11.96 1 However feeble the sufferer and however
great the oppressor, it is in the nature of things that the blow should
recoil upon the aggressor.
EWI 11.101 24 The history of mankind interests us only
as it exhibits a
steady gain of truth and right, in the incessant conflict which it
between the material and the moral nature.
EWI 11.104 6 ...if we saw...pregnant women set in the
refusing to work; when, not they, but the eternal law of animal nature
refused to work;...we too should wince.
EWI 11.125 3 Unhappily...for the planter, the laws of
nature are in
harmony with each other...
EWI 11.129 8 ...an honest tenderness for the poor
the national pride, which refused to give the support of English soil
protection of the English flag to these disgusting violations of nature
[slavery in the West Indies].
EWI 11.140 13 Not the least affecting part of this
history of abolition [in
the West Indies] is the annihilation of the old indecent nonsense about
nature of the negro.
EWI 11.141 17 In 1791, Mr. Wilberforce announced to the
Commons, We have already gained one victory: we have obtained for these
poor creatures [West Indian negroes] the recognition of their human
War 11.154 11 Considerations of this [historical] kind
lead us to a true
view of the nature and office of war.
War 11.154 18 ...[war] is exhibited to us continually
in the dumb show of
War 11.155 3 Nature implants with life the instinct of
War 11.155 27 Bull-baiting, cockpits and the boxer's
ring are the
enjoyment of the part of society whose animal nature alone has been
War 11.160 6 ...for ages [the human race] have shared
so much of the
nature of the lower animals...
War 11.167 5 At a still higher stage, [man] comes into
the region of
holiness;...his warlike nature is all converted into an active
FSLC 11.185 24 The crisis [over the Fugitive Slave Law]
is interesting as
it shows the self-protecting nature of the world and of Divine laws.
FSLC 11.186 19 ...these few months have shown very
Fugitive Slave Law's] nature and impracticability.
FSLC 11.203 26 [Webster] obeys his powerful animal
FSLC 11.207 27 Is it impossible to speak of [abolition]
with reason and
FSLN 11.223 21 It is a law of our nature that great
thoughts come from the
FSLN 11.231 12 I know how deeply founded [conservatism]
is in our
FSLN 11.232 9 ...if we are Whigs, let us be Whigs of
nature and science...
FSLN 11.236 5 ...we are in this world...to be
instructed...in the laws of
moral and intelligent nature;...
FSLN 11.236 16 The insight of the religious sentiment
will disclose to [man] unexpected aids in the nature of things.
FSLN 11.238 7 No excess of good nature or of tenderness
has been able to give a new character to the system [of slavery]...
TPar 11.292 3 ...every sound heart loves a responsible
person, one who... says one thing...always...because he sees that,
whether he speak or refrain
from speech, this is said over him; and history, nature and all souls
to the same.
TPar 11.292 8 ...you [Theodore Parker] will already be
consoled in the
transfer of your genius, knowing well that the nature of the world will
affirm to all men, in all times, that which for twenty-five years you
ACiv 11.298 8 ...who is this who tosses his empty head
at this blessing in
disguise, the constitution of human nature, and calls labor vile...
EPro 11.318 25 The virtues of a good magistrate...seem
vastly more potent
than the acts of bad governors, which are ever tempered by the good
in the people...
ALin 11.332 11 ...[Lincoln] had a vast good nature...
ALin 11.332 17 ...how [Lincoln's] good nature became a
noble humanity, in many a tragic case which the events of the war
brought to him, every one
ALin 11.337 3 Easy good nature has been the dangerous
foible of the
SMC 11.349 19 ...it is a piece of nature and the common
sense that the
throbbing chord that holds us to our kindred, our friends and our town,
not to be denied or resisted...
SMC 11.351 21 'T is certain that a plain stone like
this [the Concord
Monument]...mixes with surrounding nature...
SMC 11.352 12 ...in the necessities of the hour,
[Americans]...winked at a
practical exception to the Bill of Rights they had drawn up. They
the exception, believing it insignificant. But the moral law, the
things, did not wink at it...
SMC 11.354 15 ...opposition to [justice] is against the
nature of things;...
Wom 11.405 12 In that race which is now predominant
over all the other
races of men, it was a cherished belief that women had an oracular
Wom 11.409 25 [Women] are, in their nature, more
Wom 11.414 1 There is much in [women's] nature, much in
position which gives them a certain power of divination.
Wom 11.415 11 After the deification of Woman in the
Catholic Church, in
the sixteenth or seventeenth century,-when her religious nature gave
her, of course, new importance,-the Quakers have the honor of having
established, in their discipline, the equality of the sexes.
Wom 11.415 27 ...another important step [for Woman] was
made by the
doctrine of Swedenborg, a sublime genius who...showed the difference of
sex to run through nature and through thought.
Wom 11.417 6 ...this conspicuousness [of Woman] had its
inconveniences. But it is cheap wit that has been spent on this
subject; from Aristophanes... to Rabelais, in whom it is...not borne
out by anything in nature...
Wom 11.425 25 Every woman being the...wife, daughter,
sister, mother, of
a man, she can never be very far from his ear, never not of his
she has really something to urge that is good in itself and agreeable
SHC 11.430 21 We will not jealously guard a few atoms
marbles, selfishly and impossibly sequestering it from the vast
of Nature, but, at the same time, fully admitting the divine hope and
which belong to our nature, wishing to make one spot tender to our
Scot 11.465 18 By nature, by his reading and taste an
aristocrat, in a time
and country which easily gave him that bias, [Scott] had the virtues
graces of that class...
ChiE 11.470 1 Nature creates in the East the
uncontrollable yearning to
escape from limitation into the vast and boundless...
FRO2 11.489 4 If you are childish, and exhibit your
saint as a worker of
wonders, a thaumaturgist, I am repelled. That claim takes his teachings
of logic and out of nature...
FRO2 11.489 19 Whoever thinks a story gains...by adding
of nature, robs it more than he adds.
FRep 11.513 6 ...it is not...the whole magazine of
material nature that can
give the sum of power...
FRep 11.516 16 ...the nature and habits of the
American, may well occupy
FRep 11.540 18 ...the Constitution and the law in
America must be written
on ethical principles, so that the entire power of the spiritual world
shall... repel the enemy as by force of nature.
PLT 12.5 18 ...in the impenetrable mystery which
hides...the mental nature, I await the insight which our advancing
knowledge of material laws shall
PLT 12.10 4 ...there is a certain beatitude...to which
all men are entitled... which is a perfection of their nature...
PLT 12.10 12 ...there is a certain beatitude...to which
all men are entitled... and to which their entrance must be in every
way forwarded. Practical
men...cannot arrive at this. Something very different has to be
resisting this conspiracy of men and material things against the
legitimate inspirations of the intellectual nature.
PLT 12.15 19 We figure to ourselves Intellect as an
its whole virtue into every creek and inlet which it bathes. To this
human house has a water front. But this force, creating nature...is no
property of man or angel.
PLT 12.17 12 ...as man is conscious of the law of
vegetable and animal
nature, so is he aware of an Intellect which overhangs his
PLT 12.33 14 In reckoning the sources of our mental
power it were fatal to
omit...that unknown country in which all the rivers of our knowledge
their fountains, and which, by its qualities and structure, determines
the nature of the waters and the direction in which they flow.
PLT 12.35 11 ...[Instinct] plays the god in animal
nature as in human or as
in the angelic...
PLT 12.36 24 ...[Instinct] has a range as wide as human
PLT 12.40 5 [A perception] lifts the object, whether in
material or moral
nature, into a type.
PLT 12.41 2 ...a thought, properly speaking,-that is a
we have perceived it is a fact in the nature of things...is of
PLT 12.41 18 It is [a perception's] nature to rush to
PLT 12.47 27 The various talents are...each related to
that part of nature it
is to explore and utilize.
PLT 12.60 24 The spiritual power of man is
twofold...Intellect and morals; one respecting truth, the other the
will. One is the man, the other the woman
in spiritual nature.
PLT 12.62 9 We have all of us by nature a certain
divination and parturient
vaticination in our minds of some higher good and perfection than
power or knowledge.
II 12.65 6 In reckoning the sources of our mental
power, it were fatal to
omit...that unknown country in which all the rivers of our knowledge
their fountains, which by its qualities and structure determines both
nature of the waters, and the direction in which they flow.
II 12.75 15 ...Nature is stronger than your will, and
were you never so
vigilant, you may rely on it, your nature and genius will certainly
vigilance the slip though it had delirium tremens, and will educate the
children by the inevitable infusions of its quality.
II 12.76 4 Nature is forever over education;...
II 12.85 18 Within this magical power derived from
fidelity to his nature, [man] adds also the mechanical force of
II 12.88 18 Our books are full of generous
biographies...of men and of
women who lived for the benefit and healing of nature.
Mem 12.90 14 ...we like signs of riches and extent of
nature in an
Mem 12.97 2 Nature interests [the intellectual man];...
CInt 12.111 4 ...Merlin's mighty line/ Extremes of
Bereaved a tyrant of his will,/ And made the lion mild./
CInt 12.120 18 [Demosthenes said] If it please you to
counsels to you] be of that nature as is sometimes not good for me to
give, but are always good for you to follow.
CL 12.167 4 Nature is vast and strong...
Bost 12.184 18 How can we not believe in influences of
climate and air, when, as true philosophers, we must believe...that
carbon, oxygen, alum
and iron, each has its origin in spiritual nature?
Bost 12.192 11 [The Massachusetts colonists'] crops
suffered from pigeons
and mice. Nature has never again indulged in these exasperations.
Bost 12.196 18 New England lies in the cold and hostile
latitude, which by
shutting men up in houses and tight and heated rooms a large part of
year...defrauds the human being in some degree of his relations to
Bost 12.208 21 ...the genius of Boston is seen in her
real independence, productive power and northern acuteness of
mind,-which is in nature
hostile to oppression.
MAng1 12.217 17 The nature of the beautiful-we gladly
language of Moritz, a German critic-consists herein, that because the
understanding in the presence of the beautiful, cannot ask, Why is it
beautiful? for that reason it is so.
MAng1 12.222 7 ...no degrading views of human
nature...can avail to
hinder us from doing involuntary reverence to any exhibition of majesty
surpassing beauty in human clay.
MAng1 12.222 26 Seeing these works [of art] true to
human nature and yet
superhuman, we feel that we are greater than we know.
MAng1 12.241 4 [Condivi wrote] As for me...this I know
very well...that [Michelangelo's] own nature is a stranger to
Milt1 12.254 22 Human nature in these ages is indebted
to [Milton] for its
Milt1 12.264 1 ...[Milton] declares that a certain
niceness of nature, an
honest haughtiness and self-esteem...and a modesty, kept me still above
those low descents of mind beneath which he must deject and plunge
himself that can agree to such degradation.
Milt1 12.268 20 Thus chosen, by the felicity of his
nature and of his
breeding, for the clear perception of all that is graceful and all that
in man, Milton was not less happy in his times.
Milt1 12.274 6 ...by great knowledge, and by religion,
reascend to the height from which our nature is supposed to have
ACri 12.289 23 Goethe, who had collected all the
diabolical hints in men
and nature for traits for his Walpurgis Nacht, continued the humor of
collecting such horrors after this first occasion had passed...
MLit 12.309 7 When we flout all particular books as
initial merely, we
truly express the privilege of spiritual nature...
MLit 12.313 9 [Subjectiveness] is founded on...the need
to recognize one
nature in all the variety of objects...
MLit 12.326 2 The fair hearers [says Wieland] were
enthusiastic at the
nature in this piece [Goethe's journal];...
MLit 12.327 10 ...we claim for [Goethe] the praise...of
fidelity to his
WSL 12.341 16 When we pronounce the names of...Ben
Jonson and Isaak
Walton; Dryden and Pope,-we...enter into a region of the purest
accessible to human nature.
WSL 12.344 15 ...there is a noble nature within
[Landor] which instructs
him that he is so rich that he can well spare all his trappings...
WSL 12.345 10 What is the nature of that subtle and
which attaches us to a few persons...
AgMs 12.360 9 ...it was easy to see that [Edmund
Hosmer] felt toward the
author [of the Agricultural Survey] much as soldiers do toward the
historiographer who follows the camp, more good nature than reverence
EurB 12.365 6 Wordsworth's nature or character has had
all the time it
needed in order to make its mark...
EurB 12.374 12 For this reason, children delight in
fairy tales. Nature is
described in them as the servant of man, which they feel ought to be
Let 12.401 8 On earth all is imperfect! is an old
proverb of the German. Aye, but if one should say to these
God-forsaken...that with them nothing
prospers because the godlike nature which is the root of all prosperity
do not revere;...
Let 12.401 22 ...where the divine nature and the artist
is crushed, the
sweetness of life is gone...
Trag 12.406 21 What are the conspicuous tragic elements
in human nature?
Trag 12.407 23 ...universally, in uneducated and
discover traits of the same superstition [belief in Fate]...a several
penalty, nowise grounded in the nature of the thing, but on an
Trag 12.408 19 The law which establishes nature and the
human race, continually thwarts the will of ignorant individuals...
Trag 12.412 15 To this architectural stability of the
human form, the Greek
genius added an ideal beauty...permitting no violence of mirth, or
suffering. This was true to human nature.
Trag 12.416 19 Napoleon said to one of his friends at
St. Helena, Nature... has given me a temperament like a block of
marble. Thunder cannot move
it; the shaft merely glides along. The great events of my life have
over me without making any demand on my moral or physical nature.
Nature, n. (606)
Nat 1.4 24 Philosophically considered, the universe is
composed of Nature
and the Soul.
Nat 1.5 2 ...all which Philosophy distinguishes as the
NOT ME...must be
ranked under this name, NATURE.
Nat 1.16 27 ...in other hours, Nature satisfies by its
Nat 1.17 11 How does Nature deify us with a few and
Nat 1.19 8 ...this beauty of Nature which is seen and
felt as beauty, is the
Nat 1.24 12 Thus in art does Nature work through the
will of a man...
Nat 1.24 26 [Beauty in nature] must stand...not as yet
the last or highest
expression of the final cause of Nature.
Nat 1.25 1 Language is a third use which Nature
subserves to man.
Nat 1.35 14 A life in harmony with Nature...will purge
the eyes to
understand her text.
Nat 1.38 22 ...what good heed Nature forms in us!
Nat 1.41 3 Therefore is Nature ever the ally of
Nat 1.43 4 ...[in the moral influence of nature] is
the unity of Nature...
Nat 1.44 17 So intimate is this Unity, that...it lies
under the undermost
garment of Nature...
Nat 1.50 13 Our first institution in the Ideal
philosophy is a hint from
Nat 1.61 16 The aspect of Nature is devout.
AmS 1.84 11 [The scholar] Nature solicits with all her
AmS 1.85 14 ...Nature hastens to render account of
herself to the mind.
LE 1.187 14 By virtue of the laws of that Nature which
is one and perfect, [Thought] shall yield every sincere good that is in
the soul to the scholar...
MN 1.195 11 The festival of the intellect and the
return to its source cast a
strong light on the always interesting topics of Man and Nature.
MN 1.197 5 That which once existed in intellect as pure
law, has now taken
body as Nature.
MN 1.202 1 When we have spent our wonder in computing
hospitality with which boon Nature turns off new firmaments without end
into her wide common...one can hardly help asking...whether it be quite
worth while to...glut the innocent space with so poor an article.
MN 1.202 26 To questions of this sort, Nature replies,
MN 1.203 18 ...Nature seems further to reply, I have
ventured so great a
stake as my success, in no single creature.
MN 1.207 5 When Nature has work to be done, she creates
a genius to do it.
MN 1.216 22 ...there are other examples of this total
influence, besides Nature and the conscience.
MR 1.248 12 What is a man born for but to be...a
restorer of truth and
good, imitating that great Nature which embosoms us all...
YA 1.373 11 ...Nature is the noblest engineer...
YA 1.373 16 It is because Nature thus saves and uses,
laboring for the
general, that we poor particulars...find it so hard to live.
Comp 2.92 11 ...all that Nature made thy own,/ Floating
in air or pent in
stone,/ Will rive the hills and swim the sea/ And, like thy shadow,
Comp 2.98 17 If the gatherer gathers too much, Nature
takes out of the man
what she puts into his chest;...
Comp 2.98 19 Nature hates monopolies and exceptions.
Comp 2.99 3 Is a man...a morose ruffian...Nature sends
him a troop of
pretty sons and daughters...
Comp 2.105 6 Drive out Nature with a fork, she comes
SL 2.163 26 The rich mind lies in the sun and sleeps,
and is Nature.
Fdsp 2.194 10 Nor is Nature so poor but she gives me
this joy [of
friendship] several times...
Prd1 2.234 3 Let [a man] esteem Nature a perpetual
Hsm1 2.263 13 It may calm the apprehension of calamity
in the most
susceptible heart to see how quick a bound Nature has set to the utmost
infliction of malice.
OS 2.273 19 Before the revelations of the soul, Time,
Space and Nature
Int 2.341 1 ...the poet...is one whom Nature cannot
Exp 3.43 17 The lords of life, the lords of life,--/ I
saw them pass,/ In their
own guise,/ .../ Little man, least of all,/ Among the legs of his
tall,/ Walked about with puzzled look:--/ Him by the hand dear Nature
Exp 3.43 18 The lords of life, the lords of life,--/ I
saw them pass,/ In their
own guise,/ .../ Dearest Nature, strong and kind,/ Whispered, Darling,
mind!/ To-morrow they will wear another face,/ The founder thou! these
Chr1 3.88 4 Work of his hand/ He nor commends nor
grieves:/ Pleads for
itself the fact;/ As unrepenting Nature leaves/ Her every act./
Chr1 3.107 15 ...Nature keeps these sovereignties in
her own hands...
Nat2 3.170 3 Here [in the forest] we find Nature to be
which dwarfs every other circumstance...
Nat2 3.185 18 ...the wary Nature sends a new troop of
fairer forms...with a
little more excess of direction to hold them fast to their several
Nat2 3.194 13 We cannot bandy words with Nature...
Pol1 3.216 4 That which...which freedom, cultivation,
intercourse, revolutions, go to form and deliver, is character; that is
the end of Nature, to
reach unto this coronation of her king.
NR 3.236 16 You are one thing, but Nature is one thing
and the other thing, in the same moment.
NR 3.237 8 ...it is not the intention of Nature that we
should live by general
NR 3.239 8 ...Nature, who abhors mannerism, has set her
heart on breaking
up all styles and tricks...
NER 3.252 20 ...[some reformers] wish the pure wheat,
and will die but it
shall not ferment. Stop, dear Nature, these incessant advances of
UGM 4.28 22 ...whilst every individual strives...to
impose the law of its
being on every other creature, Nature steadily aims to protect each
PPh 4.40 14 How many great men Nature is incessantly
sending up out of
night, to be [Plato's] men...
PPh 4.67 23 [Plato] said, Culture; he said, Nature; and
he failed not to add, There is also the divine.
SwM 4.107 8 [Identity-philosophy] is this, that Nature
iterates her means
perpetually on successive planes.
SwM 4.108 2 Manifestly, at the end of the spine, Nature
puts out smaller
spines, as arms;...
SwM 4.112 9 [Swedenborg]...sometimes sought to uncover
recesses where Nature is sitting at the fires in the depths of her
ET3 5.34 3 Alfieri thought Italy and England the only
living in; the former because there Nature vindicates her rights...
ET3 5.42 25 Nature held counsel with herself and said,
My Romans are
gone. To build my new empire, I will choose a rude race, all masculine,
with brutish strength.
ET13 5.228 20 The English Church, undermined by German
led logically back to Romanism. But that was an element which only hot
heads could breathe...and the alienation of such men [the educated
class] from the church became complete. Nature, to be sure, had her
ET13 5.228 23 Religious persons are driven out of the
into sects, which instantly rise to credit and hold the Establishment
check. Nature has sharper remedies, also
ET13 5.229 15 ...the religion of the day [in England] is
a theatrical Sinai, where the thunders are supplied by the
property-man. The fanaticism and
hypocrisy create satire. ... Nature revenges herself more summarily by
heathenism of the lower classes.
ET14 5.241 24 A few generalizations always circulate in
these are in the world constants, like the Copernican and Newtonian
theories in physics. In England these...do all have a kind of filial
to Plato and the Greeks. Of this kind is Lord Bacon's sentence, that
is commanded by obeying her;...
ET14 5.254 26 ...having attempted to domesticate and
dress the Blessed
Soul itself in English broadcloth and gaiters, [the English] are
with fear that herein lurks a force that will sweep their system away.
artists say, Nature puts them out; the scholars have become unideal.
F 6.6 22 ...Nature is no sentimentalist...
F 6.14 27 The Circumstance is Nature.
F 6.14 27 Nature is what you may do.
F 6.15 13 The book of Nature is the book of Fate.
F 6.23 20 Look not on Nature, for her name is fatal,
said the oracle.
F 6.25 26 ...we speak for Nature;...
F 6.26 14 Where [the mind] shines, Nature is no longer
F 6.43 6 History is the action and reaction of these
F 6.48 22 ...the indwelling necessity...discloses the
central intention of
Nature to be harmony and joy.
F 6.49 12 Why should we be afraid of Nature...
Pow 6.69 25 Strong race or strong individual rests at
last on natural forces, which are best in the savage, which...is still
in reception of the milk from
the teats of Nature.
Pow 6.78 22 A humorous friend of mine thinks that the
reason why Nature
is so perfect in her art, and gets up such inconceivably fine sunsets,
she has learned how, at last, by dint of doing the same thing so very
Pow 6.80 16 ...this force or spirit, being the means
relied on by Nature for
bringing the work of the day about,--as far as we attach importance to
household life and the prizes of the world, we must respect that.
Wth 6.84 22 ...Still, through [Matter's] motes and
masses, draw/ Electric
thrills and ties of Law,/ Which bind the strengths of Nature wild/ To
conscience of a child./
Ctr 6.165 10 ...Nature began with rudimental forms and
rose to the more
complex as fast as the earth was fit for their dwelling-place;...
Bhr 6.175 13 ...Nature and Destiny are honest...
Ill 6.321 15 ...if we weave a yard of tape in all
humility and as well as we
can, long hereafter we shall see it was no cotton tape at all but some
which we braided, and that the threads were Time and Nature.
Ill 6.325 2 In a crowded life of many parts and
elements offer the same choices to each new comer, and, according to
election, he fixes his fortune in absolute Nature.
Art2 7.39 13 ...recognizing the Spirit which informs
Nature, Plato rightly
said, Those things which are said to be done by Nature are indeed done
Art2 7.39 14 ...Plato rightly said, Those things which
are said to be done by
Nature are indeed done by Divine Art.
Art2 7.40 22 [In the useful arts] the omnipotent agent
Art2 7.40 23 Nature is the representative of the
Art2 7.40 25 ...Art must be a complement to Nature...
Art2 7.41 1 It was said, in allusion to the great
structures of the ancient
Romans, the aqueducts and bridges, that their Art was a Nature working
Art2 7.41 5 Smeaton built Eddystone Lighthouse on the
model of an oak-tree, as being the form in Nature best designed to
resist a constant assailing
Art2 7.41 13 ...Nature tyrannizes over our works.
Art2 7.41 17 Nature is ever interfering with Art.
Art2 7.42 5 Man seems to have no option about his
tools, but merely the
necessity to learn from Nature what will fit best...
Art2 7.42 9 [Man] seems to take his task so minutely
from intimations of
Nature that his works become as it were hers...
Art2 7.42 14 All powerful action is performed by
bringing the forces of
Nature to bear upon our objects.
Art2 7.44 7 Eloquence...is modified how much by the
of the orator...the play of the eye and countenance. All this is so
deduction from the purely spiritual pleasure, as so much deduction from
merit of Art, and is the attribute of Nature.
Art2 7.44 21 Just as much better as is the polished
statue of dazzling
marble than the clay model, or as much more impressive as is the
cathedral or pyramid than the ground-plan or profile of them on paper,
much more beauty owe they to Nature than to Art.
Art2 7.44 23 There is a still larger deduction to be
made from the genius of
the artist in favor of Nature than I have yet specified.
Art2 7.47 20 ...the power of Nature predominates over
the human will in all
works of even the fine arts...
Art2 7.47 22 Nature paints the best part of the
Art2 7.48 4 ...[the artist] saw that his planting and
his watering waited for
the sunlight of Nature, or were vain.
Art2 7.48 10 ...in useful art, so far as it is useful,
the work must be strictly
subordinated to the laws of Nature...
Art2 7.48 11 ...in useful art, so far as it is useful,
the work must be strictly
subordinated to the laws of Nature, so as to become...in no wise a
contradiction of Nature;...
Art2 7.51 6 ...the delight which a work of art affords,
seems to arise from
our recognizing in it the mind that formed Nature...
Art2 7.51 8 ...the delight which a work of art affords,
seems to arise from
our recognizing in it the mind that formed Nature, again in active
operation. It differs from the works of Nature in this, that they are
Art2 7.51 14 ...a study of admirable works of art
sharpens our perceptions
of the beauty of Nature;...
Art2 7.53 9 We feel, in seeing a noble building, which
rhymes well, as we
do in hearing a perfect song, that it...had a necessity, in Nature, for
Art2 7.53 27 ...each work of art...took its form from
the broad hint of
Art2 7.55 22 This strict dependence of Art upon
material and ideal Nature... has made all its past and may foreshow its
Elo1 7.66 3 [Eloquence] is a power...requiring a large
composite man, such
as Nature rarely organizes;...
Elo1 7.69 20 The virtue of books is to be readable, and
of orators to be
interesting; and this is a gift of Nature;...
Elo1 7.79 4 A supreme commander over all his passions
and affections; but
the secret of [Caesar's] ruling is higher than that. It is the power of
running without impediment from the brain and will into the hands.
Elo1 7.93 1 The possession the subject has of [the
eloquent man's] mind is
so entire that it insures an order of expression which is the order of
Elo1 7.95 25 Wild men...utter the savage sentiment of
Nature in the heart of
Elo1 7.98 14 It is only to these simple strokes [of the
moral sentiment] that
the highest power belongs,--when a weak human hand touches...the
beams and rafters on which the whole structure of Nature and society is
DL 7.106 2 What art can paint or gild any object in
afterlife with the glow
which Nature gives to the first baubles of childhood!
DL 7.106 9 The street is old as Nature;...
DL 7.107 2 ...by beautiful traits...the little pilgrim
prosecutes the journey
through Nature which he has thus gayly begun.
DL 7.121 10 Ah! short-sighted students of books, of
Nature and of man!...
DL 7.126 2 ...we hold fast, all our lives long, a
faith...in clean and noble
relations, notwithstanding our total inexperience of a true society.
this was not the intention of Nature, to produce...so cheap and humble
DL 7.126 9 One is struck in every company...with the
riches of Nature...
DL 7.126 13 [One] perceives that Nature has laid for
each the foundations
of a divine building...
DL 7.127 20 Whilst thus Nature and the hints we draw
from man suggest a
true and lofty life...especially we learn the same lesson from those
relations to individual men which the heart is always prompting us to
DL 7.128 25 A verse of the old Greek Menander remains,
which runs in
translation:--Not on the store of sprightly wine,/ Nor plenty of
meats,/ Though generous Nature did design/ To court us with perpetual
treats,--/ 'T is not on these we for content depend,/ So much as on the
shadow of a Friend./
DL 7.129 9 ...when men shall meet as they should...it
shall be the festival of
DL 7.132 12 Will not man one day open his eyes and see
how dear he is to
the soul of Nature...
Farm 7.137 4 [The farmer] stands close to Nature;...
Farm 7.137 20 ...the beauty of Nature...all men
Farm 7.138 3 ...[the countryman's] independence and his
pleasing arts,-- the care of bees...the care...of orchards and forests,
and the reaction of these
on the workman, in giving him a strength and an plain dignity like the
and manners of Nature,--all men acknowledge.
Farm 7.138 26 [The farmer] is a slow person, timed to
Farm 7.139 1 Nature never hurries...
Farm 7.139 4 The lesson one learns in fishing,
yachting, hunting or
planting is the manners of Nature;...
Farm 7.139 10 The farmer times himself to Nature...
Farm 7.140 13 In the great household of Nature, the
farmer stands at the
door of the bread-room...
Farm 7.143 6 Science has shown the great circles in
which Nature works;...
Farm 7.143 10 Nature works on a method of all for each
and each for all.
Farm 7.143 19 Nature, like a cautious testator, ties up
her estate so as not
to bestow it all on one generation...
Farm 7.145 3 ...Nature is as subtle as she is strong.
Farm 7.145 16 The earth burns, the mountains burn and
decompose, slower, but incessantly. It is almost inevitable to push the
into higher parts of Nature...
Farm 7.147 12 ...Nature drops a pine-cone in Mariposa,
and it lives fifteen
Farm 7.148 23 The chemist comes to [the farmer's] aid
every year by
following out some new hint drawn from Nature...
Farm 7.153 2 The great elements with which [the farmer]
leave him...unconscious of his ministry; but their influence somewhat
resembles that which the same Nature has on the child,--of subduing and
Farm 7.153 23 [The farmer] is a person whom a poet of
appreciate as being really a piece of the old Nature...
Farm 7.153 25 [The farmer] is a person whom a poet of
appreciate as being really a piece of the old Nature, comparable to...
rainbow and flood; because he is, as all natural persons are,
of Nature as much as these.
Farm 7.154 3 That uncorrupted behavior which we admire
in animals and
in young children belongs to...the man who lives in the presence of
Farm 7.154 10 What possesses interest for us is...[each
man's] constitutional excellence. This is forever a surprise, engaging
and lovely; we cannot be satiated with knowing it, and about it; and it
is this which the
conversation with Nature cherishes and guards.
WD 7.161 26 ...every chance is timed, as if Nature, who
made the lock, knew where to find the key.
WD 7.163 12 Man flatters himself that his command over
WD 7.170 26 ...the treasures which Nature spent itself
to amass...are given
immeasurably to all.
WD 7.172 12 ...the earth is the cup, the sky is the
cover, of the immense
bounty of Nature which is offered us for our daily aliment;...
WD 7.172 24 The Hindoos represent Maia, the illusory
energy of Vishnu, as one of his principal attributes. As if, in this
gale of warring elements
which life is, it was necessary to bind souls to human life as mariners
tempest lash themselves to the mast and bulwarks of a ship, and Nature
employed certain illusions as her ties and straps...
WD 7.174 13 An everlasting Now reigns in Nature...
WD 7.176 8 'T is the very principle of science that
Nature shows herself
best in leasts;...
Boks 7.194 6 The best rule of reading will be a method
Boks 7.213 11 Whilst the prudential and economical tone
of society starves
the imagination, affronted Nature gets such indemnity as she may.
Boks 7.216 12 Nature has a magic by which she fits the
man to his
Boks 7.217 16 ...this passion for romance, and this
how much we need real elevations and pure poetry: that which shall show
us...a like impression made by a just book and by the face of Nature.
Boks 7.220 4 ...Nature is always equal to herself...
Clbs 7.225 6 The flame of life burns too fast in pure
oxygen, and Nature
has tempered the air with nitrogen.
Clbs 7.227 17 See how Nature has secured the
Clbs 7.233 12 One of those conceited prigs who value
Nature only as it
feeds and exhibits them is equally a pest with the roysterers.
Clbs 7.244 9 Such [literary] societies are possible
only in great cities, and
are the compensation which these can make to their dwellers for
them of the free intercourse with Nature.
Clbs 7.250 11 ...Nature is always very much in
Cour 7.259 27 Nature has made up her mind that what
cannot defend itself
shall not be defended.
Cour 7.276 13 Wolf, snake and crocodile are not
inharmonious in Nature...
Cour 7.277 4 If you...see only an adamantine fate
coiling its folds about
Nature and man, then reflect that the best use of fate is to teach us
Suc 7.289 15 Egotism...seems to be much used in Nature
for fabrics in
which local and spasmodic energy is required.
Suc 7.289 27 Nature knows how to convert evil to
Suc 7.290 1 ...Nature utilizes misers, fanatics,
show-men, egotists, to
accomplish her ends;...
Suc 7.291 16 Do your work. I have to say this often,
but Nature says it
Suc 7.297 11 When the scholar or the writer has pumped
his brain for
thoughts and verses, and then comes abroad into Nature, has he never
that there is a better poetry hinted in a boy's whistle...than in all
Suc 7.298 9 In Nature all is large massive repose.
Suc 7.299 2 Wordsworth writes of the delights of the
boy in Nature...
Suc 7.300 12 [Color] is the last stroke of Nature;...
Suc 7.300 26 The mind yields sympathetically to the
tendencies or law
which...make the order of Nature;...
OA 7.313 22 The world has overmuch of pain,--/ If
Nature give me joy
again,/ Of such deceit I'll not complain./
OA 7.316 6 Cicero makes no reference to the illusions
which cling to the
element of time, and in which Nature delights.
OA 7.317 2 ...if the essence of age is not present,
these signs, whether of
Art or Nature, are counterfeit and ridiculous;...
OA 7.318 20 ...not to press too hard on these deceits
and illusions of
Nature...if the question be the felicity of age, I fear the first
judgments will be unfavorable.
OA 7.319 4 ...the surest poison is time. This cup which
Nature puts to our
lips, has a wonderful virtue...
OA 7.321 15 The cynical creed or lampoon of the market
is refuted by the
universal prayer for long life, which is the verdict of Nature...
OA 7.322 19 We still feel the force...of Galileo, of
whose blindness Castelli
said, The noblest eye is darkened that Nature ever made...
OA 7.324 19 [With age] The passions have answered their
slight but dread overweight with which in each instance Nature secures
execution of her aim, drops off.
OA 7.325 22 ...Nature takes care that we shall not lose
our organs forty
years too soon.
OA 7.328 4 The compensations of Nature play in age as
OA 7.329 6 Linnaeus...lays out his twenty-four classes
of plants, before yet
he has found in Nature a single plant to justify certain of his
PI 8.3 6 ...we must feed, wash, plant, build. These are
ends of necessity, and first in the order of Nature.
PI 8.4 10 ...whilst we deal with this [existence of
matter] as finality, early
hints are given that we are not to stay here;...a warning that this
hotel and conveniency we call Nature is not final.
PI 8.4 12 First innuendoes, then broad hints, then
smart taps are given, suggesting that nothing stands still in Nature
PI 8.5 7 ...somewhat was murmured in our ear...that
under chemistry was
power and purpose: power and purpose ride on matter to the last atom.
was steeped in thought, did everywhere express thought; that...the
house of Nature we inhabit has temporary uses...
PI 8.7 24 ...the severest analyzer...is forced to keep
the poetic curve of
PI 8.8 8 Identity of law...perfect parallelism between
the laws of Nature
and the laws of thought exist.
PI 8.9 7 ...[the student] observes that all things in
mysterious relation to his thoughts and his life;...
PI 8.11 8 ...Nature was called a kind of adulterated
PI 8.11 19 ...the facility with which Nature lends
itself to the thoughts of
man...is as if the world were only a disguised man...
PI 8.12 17 Genius thus [through figurative speech]
makes the transfer from
one part of Nature to a remote part...
PI 8.14 25 ...[the Hindoos]...have made it the central
doctrine of their
religion that what we call Nature...has no real existence...
PI 8.15 10 ...Nature itself is a vast trope...
PI 8.15 21 The poet accounts all productions and
changes of Nature as the
nouns of language...
PI 8.17 2 ...the poet listens to conversation and
beholds all objects in
Nature, to give back, not them, but a new and transcendent whole.
PI 8.17 21 A deep insight will always, like Nature,
ultimate its thought in a
PI 8.18 23 [The act of imagination] infuses a certain
intoxication into all Nature.
PI 8.19 8 Whilst common sense looks at things or
visible Nature as real and
final facts, poetry, or the imagination which dictates it, is a second
PI 8.20 17 This power is in the image because this
power is in Nature.
PI 8.22 2 This union of first and second sight reads
Nature to the end of
delight and of moral use.
PI 8.23 5 The poet discovers...that Nature is the
immense shadow of man.
PI 8.23 13 Good poetry...heightens every species of
force in Nature...
PI 8.28 9 [Imagination] is the vision of an inspired
soul reading arguments
and affirmations in all Nature of that which it is driven to say.
PI 8.31 7 ...high poetry exceeds the fact, or Nature
PI 8.38 7 A poet comes who...shows that Nature is only
a language to
express the laws...
PI 8.38 13 ...Milton, Hafiz, Ossian, the Welsh
Bards;--these all deal with
Nature and history as means and symbols...
PI 8.40 5 The reason we set so high a value on any
poetry...is that it is a
new work of Nature...
PI 8.43 3 All the parts and forms of Nature are the
expression or production
of divine faculties...
PI 8.49 1 ...when [people] apprehend real rhymes,
correspondence of parts in Nature...they do not longer value rattles
PI 8.53 18 Poetry being an attempt to express...the
beauty and soul in [the
hero's] aspect as it shines to fancy and feeling; and so of all other
Nature; runs into fable, personifies every fact...
PI 8.64 15 Bring us...poetry which finds its rhymes and
cadences in the
rhymes and iterations of Nature...
PI 8.65 1 The poet who shall use Nature as his
hieroglyphic must have an
adequate message to convey thereby.
PI 8.65 7 The Muse [of Poetry] shall be the counterpart
PI 8.65 9 We know Nature and figure her exuberant,
in her fertility...
PI 8.66 19 I count the genius of Swedenborg and
Wordsworth as the agents
of a reform in philosophy, the bringing poetry back to Nature...
PI 8.66 20 I count the genius of Swedenborg and
Wordsworth as the agents
of a reform in philosophy, the bringing poetry back...to the marrying
Nature and mind...
PI 8.66 22 I count the genius of Swedenborg and
Wordsworth as the agents
of a reform in philosophy, the bringing poetry back...to the marrying
Nature and mind, undoing the old divorce in which...Nature had been
suspected and pagan.
PI 8.67 18 Do you think Burns...has opened no eyes and
ears to the face of
PI 8.68 23 By successive states of mind all the facts
of Nature are for the
first time interpreted.
PI 8.70 4 ...when life is true to the poles of Nature,
the streams of truth will
roll through us in song.
PI 8.72 1 One would say of the force in the works of
Nature, all depends on
PI 8.74 16 I doubt never the riches of Nature...
SA 8.81 9 Nature values manners.
SA 8.96 9 Let Nature bear the expense.
SA 8.100 9 It is the sense of every human being that
man should have this
dominion of Nature...
SA 8.102 23 Our gentlemen of the old school...were bred
types, and that style of breeding furnished fine examples in the last
generation; but, though some of us have seen such, I doubt they are all
gone. But Nature is not poorer to-day.
SA 8.105 15 [Sentimentalists] have, they tell you, an
intense love of
Elo2 8.114 1 In the folds of his brow, in the majesty
of his mien, Nature has
marked her son;...
Res 8.137 16 I am benefited by every observation of a
victory of man over
Res 8.137 22 We like to see the inexhaustible riches of
Res 8.138 19 ...if you tell me...that every man is
provided, in the new bias
of his faculty, with a key to Nature...I am invigorated...
Res 8.139 19 Nothing is great but the inexhaustible
wealth of Nature.
Res 8.140 7 What power does Nature not owe to her
duration, of amassing
infinitesimals into cosmical forces!
Res 8.141 3 By his machines man...can...divine the
future possibility of the
planet and its inhabitants by his perception of laws of Nature.
Res 8.144 24 Nature herself gives the hint and the
example, if we have wit
to take it.
Res 8.144 25 See how Nature keeps the lakes warm by
tucking them up
under a blanket of ice...
Res 8.151 18 The first care of a man settling in the
country should be to
open the face of the earth to himself by a little knowledge of
Res 8.154 4 The healthy, the civil, the industrious,
the learned, the moral
race,--Nature herself only yields her secret to these.
Comc 8.157 2 A taste for fun is all but universal in
our species, which is
the only joker in Nature.
Comc 8.158 5 ...there is no seeming, no halfness in
Nature, until the
appearance of man.
Comc 8.158 10 ...if there be phenomena in botany which
we call abortions, the abortion is also a function of Nature...
Comc 8.158 18 The whole of Nature is agreeable to the
whole of thought, or to the Reason;...
Comc 8.158 20 ...separate any part of Nature and
attempt to look at it as a
whole by itself, and the feeling of the ridiculous begins.
Comc 8.166 29 A classification or nomenclature used by
the scholar only
as a memorandum of his last lesson in the laws of Nature...becomes
indolence a barrack and a prison...
Comc 8.170 6 The same astonishment of the intellect at
of the man out of Nature...is the secret of all the fun that circulates
concerning eminent fops and fashionists...
Comc 8.173 23 ...explore the whole of Nature...
QO 8.175 1 Old and new put their stamp to everything in
QO 8.188 8 A more subtle and severe criticism might
multitudes of men do not live with Nature...
QO 8.188 25 In every kind of parasite, when Nature has
finished an aphis, a teredo or a vampire bat...the self-supplying
organs wither and dwindle...
QO 8.200 25 My work [said Goethe] is an aggregation of
from the whole of Nature;...
QO 8.204 19 The divine gift is ever the instant life,
which...can well bury
the old in the omnipotency with which Nature decomposes all her harvest
PC 8.205 1 Nature spoke/ To each apart, lifting her
lovely shows/ To
spiritual lessons pointed home/...
PC 8.211 12 Steffens said, The religious opinions of men
rest on their
views of Nature.
PC 8.217 19 If a man know the laws of Nature better
than other men, his
nation cannot spare him;...
PC 8.220 25 ...the next step in the series is the
equivalence of the soul to
PC 8.221 9 [The scholar] has accosted this immeasurable
Nature, and got
PC 8.222 23 ...when [Newton] saw, in the fall of an
apple to the ground, the
fall...of the sun and of all suns to the centre, that perception was
accompanied by the spasm of delight by which the intellect greets a
more immense still...that atom draws to atom throughout Nature...
PC 8.222 26 Every law in Nature...has a counterpart in
PC 8.223 4 Nature is a fable whose moral blazes through
PC 8.223 14 Nature is brute but as this soul quickens
PC 8.223 15 Nature is brute but as this soul quickens
it; Nature, always the
effect, mind the flowing cause.
PC 8.223 16 Nature...is ever as is our sensibility;...
PC 8.223 24 Nature is an enormous system, but in mass
and in particle
curiously available to the humblest need of the little creature that
PC 8.223 27 The immeasurableness of Nature is not more
astounding than [man's] power to gather all her omnipotence into a
manageable rod or
PC 8.224 6 Here stretches...out of conception even,
this vast Nature...
PC 8.224 14 As language is in the alphabet, so is
entire Nature...in one
PC 8.224 23 Nature is sanative, refining, elevating.
PC 8.225 21 The highest flight to which the muse of
Horace ascended was
in that triplet of lines in which he described the souls which can
confront the sublimity of Nature...
PC 8.227 6 Great men,-the age goes on their credit; but
all the rest, when
their wires are continued and not cut, can do as signal things, and in
parts of Nature.
PPo 8.236 12 ...[Saadi's] idle catches told the laws/
Holding Nature to her
PPo 8.244 15 Hafiz...adds to some of the attributes of
Pindar, Anacreon, Horace and Burns, the insight of a mystic, that
sometimes affords a deeper
glance at Nature than belongs to either of these bards.
PPo 8.245 20 Good is what goes on the road of Nature.
Insp 8.274 13 ...where is...a Franklin who can draw off
Jove himself, and convey it into the arts of life, inspire men...and
world transparent, so that they can read the symbols of Nature?
Insp 8.278 6 The depth of the notes which we
accidentally sound on the
strings of Nature is out of all proportion to our taught and
Insp 8.287 3 Solitary converse with Nature;...
Insp 8.287 20 Tie a couple of strings across a board,
and set it in your
window, and you have an instrument which no artist's harp can rival. It
needs no instructed ear;...it has the sadness of Nature...
Insp 8.288 9 ...the solitude of Nature is not so
essential as solitude of habit.
Insp 8.289 20 La Nature aime les croisements, says
Insp 8.290 1 George Sand says, I have no enthusiasm for
Nature which the
slightest chill will not instantly destroy.
Grts 8.305 2 There are to each function and department
Grts 8.305 22 ...there is not a piece of Nature in any
kind but a man is born
who...aims...to dedicate himself to that.
Grts 8.308 5 Clinging to Nature, or to that province of
Nature which he
knows, [the commander] makes no mistakes...
Grts 8.308 6 Clinging to Nature, or to that province of
Nature which he
knows, [the commander] makes no mistakes...
Grts 8.312 1 Nature, when she adds difficulty, adds
Imtl 8.336 23 ...there is nothing in Nature
Imtl 8.336 25 Nature never moves by jumps...
Imtl 8.342 7 [Said Goethe] If I work incessantly till
my death, Nature is
bound to give me another form of existence...
Imtl 8.343 1 Nature never spares the individual;...
Imtl 8.344 2 ...[the belief in immortality] must have
the assurance of a man'
s faculties that they can fill...a longer term than Nature here allows
Imtl 8.344 25 Do you think that the eternal chain of
cause and effect which
pervades Nature...leaves out this desire of God and men [for
immortality] as a waif and a caprice...
Dem1 10.4 4 ...the astonishment remains that one should
dream; that we
should...become the theatre of delirious shows...a delicate creation
the prime and flower of actual Nature...
Dem1 10.5 15 The very landscape and scenery in a dream
seem...like a coat
or cloak of some other person to overlap and encumber the wearer;...and
it served no other purpose would show us how accurately Nature fits man
Dem1 10.6 10 Animals have been called the dreams of
Dem1 10.8 1 My dreams are not me; they are not Nature,
or the Not-me: they are both.
Dem1 10.11 6 Secret analogies tie together the remotest
parts of Nature...
Dem1 10.12 27 Nature never works like a conjuror...
Dem1 10.20 15 The history of man is a series of
conspiracies to win from
Nature some advantage without paying for it.
Dem1 10.23 13 ...in a particular circle and knot of
affairs [the fortunate
man] is not so much his own man as the hand of Nature and time.
Dem1 10.25 18 ...Nature can never be outwitted...
Dem1 10.27 21 ...I think the numberless forms in which
this superstition [demonology] has reappeared...betrays [man's]
conviction that behind all
your explanations is a vast and potent and living Nature...
Aris 10.33 9 The terrible aristocracy that is in
Aris 10.33 21 I observe the inextinguishable prejudice
men have in favor of
a hereditary transmission of qualities. It is in vain to remind them
Nature appears capricious.
Aris 10.33 27 ...I notice also that [the finer
qualities] may become fixed and
permanent in any stock, by painting and repainting them on every
individual, until at last Nature adopts them...
Aris 10.35 18 The superiority in [my companion] is
inferiority in me, and if
this particular companion were wiped by a sponge out of Nature, my
inferiority would still be made evident to me by other persons...
Aris 10.36 9 The English government and people...may
mistakes [in bestowing titles]; but Nature makes none.
Aris 10.41 5 An aristocracy is composed of simple and
sincere men for
whom Nature and ethics are strong enough...
Aris 10.43 7 When Nature goes to create a national man,
she puts a
symmetry between the physical and intellectual powers.
Aris 10.51 2 More than taste and talent must go to the
Will. That must also
be a gift of Nature.
PerF 10.69 5 The hero in the fairy-tales has a servant
who can eat granite
rocks...and a third who can run a hundred leagues in half an hour; so
Nature is surrounded by a gang of friendly giants who can accept harder
stints than these...
PerF 10.69 16 Art is long, and life short, and [a man]
must supply this
disproportion by borrowing and applying to his task the energies of
PerF 10.74 7 ...[man] seems to have as many talents as
there are qualities
PerF 10.79 26 In each talent is the perception...of an
order and series which
preexisted in Nature...
PerF 10.82 18 By this wondrous susceptibility to all
the impressions of
Nature the man finds himself the receptacle of celestial thoughts...
PerF 10.86 9 ...every change, every cause in Nature is
nothing but a
Chr2 10.91 24 [The man] has his life in Nature...
Chr2 10.95 19 [The moral sentiment] puts us at the
heart of Nature, where
Chr2 10.96 17 ...under the action of this sentiment of
the Right, [a man's] heart and mind expand above himself, and above
Chr2 10.100 4 ...there is degree and gradation
Chr2 10.100 17 It happens now and then, in the ages,
that a soul is born... which comes down into Nature as if only for the
benefit of souls...
Chr2 10.104 4 The populace drag down the gods to their
own level, and
give them their egotism; whilst in Nature is none at all...
Chr2 10.106 17 ...what has been running on through
three horizons, or
ninety years, looks to all the world like a law of Nature...
Chr2 10.107 1 Calvinism was one and the same thing in
Scotland, in Old and New England. If there was a wedding, they had a
sermon;...if a war, or small-pox, or a comet, or canker-worms, or a
died,-still a sermon: Nature was a pulpit;...
Chr2 10.109 14 Fontenelle said: If the Deity should lay
bare to the eyes of
men the secret system of Nature...I am persuaded they...would exclaim,
with disappointment, Is that all?
Chr2 10.112 5 The constitution and law in America must
be written on
ethical principles, so that the entire power of the spiritual world can
enlisted...to repel every enemy as by force of Nature.
Chr2 10.112 26 ...Nature, moral as well as material, is
always equal to
Chr2 10.116 14 ...the simple and free minds among our
clergy have not
resisted the voice of Nature...
Edc1 10.127 23 This apparatus of wants and faculties,
this craving body, whose organs ask all the elements and all the
functions of Nature for their
satisfaction, educate the wondrous creature which they satisfy with
light, with heat...
Edc1 10.129 9 No dollar of property can be created
without some direct
communication with Nature...
Edc1 10.129 19 As every wind draws music out of the
Aeolian harp, so
doth every object in Nature draw music out of [man's] mind.
Edc1 10.130 20 If Newton come and...perceive...that
every atom in Nature
draws to every other atom,-he extends the power of his mind...over
cubic atom of his native planet...
Edc1 10.131 11 By the permanence of Nature, minds are
Edc1 10.134 15 Why always coast on the surface and
never open the
interior of Nature...
Edc1 10.136 27 Nature, when she sends a new mind into
the world, fills it
beforehand with a desire for that which she wishes it to know and do.
Edc1 10.143 22 Respect the child. Wait and see the new
product of Nature.
Edc1 10.148 6 ...this function of opening and feeding
the human mind...is
not to be trusted to any skill less large than Nature itself.
Edc1 10.155 6 Leave this military hurry and adopt the
pace of Nature.
Edc1 10.156 5 Can you not baffle the impatience and
passion of the child
by your tranquillity? Can you not wait for him, as Nature and
Edc1 10.156 18 Your teaching and discipline must have
the reserve and
taciturnity of Nature.
Supl 10.174 20 ...Nature measures her greatness by what
she can spare...
Supl 10.174 23 Nor is there in Nature itself any swell,
any brag, any strain
Supl 10.175 7 ...Nature encourages no looseness...
Supl 10.175 20 Nature is always serious,-does not jest
Supl 10.176 4 The old and the modern sages of clearest
insight are plain
men, who have held themselves hard to the poverty of Nature.
Supl 10.176 17 ...Nature delights in showing us that in
the East [the
superlative] is animated...
Supl 10.176 25 ...[Nature] creates in the East the
uncontrollable yearning... to use a freedom of fancy which plays with
all the works of Nature...as toys
and words of the mind;...
Supl 10.178 24 ...Nature...makes these two tendencies
[of the East and the
West] necessary each to the other...
SovE 10.183 6 ...each of the great departments of
same laws on a different plane;...
SovE 10.184 18 I see the unity of thought and of morals
running through all
SovE 10.184 20 The animal who is wholly kept down in
Nature has no
SovE 10.184 24 The poor grub, in the hole of a tree, by
yielding itself to
Nature, goes blameless through its low part...
SovE 10.185 2 The man down in Nature occupies himself
in guarding, in
feeding, in warming and multiplying his body...
SovE 10.186 18 All forces are found in Nature united
with that which they
SovE 10.188 4 It is the same fact existing as sentiment
and as will in the
mind, which works in Nature as irresistible law...
SovE 10.189 10 ...a sublime confidence is fed at the
bottom of the heart
that...though we should fold our arms...the evils we suffer will at
themselves through the incessant opposition of Nature to everything
SovE 10.191 15 An Eastern poet...said that God had made
justice so dear to
the heart of Nature that, if any injustice lurked anywhere under the
blue vault would shrivel to a snake-skin and cast it out by spasms.
SovE 10.191 19 ...the spasms of Nature are years and
SovE 10.192 1 The student discovers one day that he
lives in enchantment... all that he calls Nature, all that he calls
institutions, when once his mind is
active are visions merely...
SovE 10.192 15 The idea of right...lays itself out in
the equilibrium of
SovE 10.197 7 I have not discovered, until this blessed
ray flashed just now
through my soul, that there dwelt any power in Nature that would
me of my load.
SovE 10.197 10 What is this intoxicating sentiment that
allies this scrap of
dust to the whole of Nature and the whole of Fate...
SovE 10.199 24 The one miracle which God works evermore
is in Nature...
Prch 10.226 16 ...when [the railroads] came into his
poetic Westmoreland... [Wordsworth] yet manned himself to say,-In spite
of all that Beauty may
disown/ In your harsh features, Nature doth embrace/ Her lawful
in man's art/...
Prch 10.230 23 Let [the young preacher] value his talent
as a door into
MoL 10.242 12 [The inviolate soul] is a learner of the
laws of Nature...
MoL 10.247 23 ...no decay has crept over the spiritual
force which gives
bias and period to boundless Nature.
MoL 10.248 4 There is no unemployed force in Nature.
MoL 10.248 15 You [scholars] are here as the carriers
of the power of
MoL 10.249 25 Nature says to the American: I understand
numbers; I compute...the balance of attraction and recoil. I have
out to you by weight and tally the powers you need.
MoL 10.250 19 ...what does the scholar represent? The
organ of ideas, the
subtle force which creates Nature and men and states;...
MoL 10.254 16 ...[the scholar] should open all the
prizes of success and all
the roads of Nature to free competition.
MoL 10.255 15 God and Nature are altogether sincere...
Schr 10.262 5 ...in the worldly habits which harden us,
we find with some
surprise...that the face of Nature remains irresistibly alluring.
Schr 10.266 3 ...Nature is too strong for us;...
Schr 10.270 14 Even the demonstrations of Nature for
not to have attained their end, until this interpreter [the poet]
Schr 10.272 16 Union Pacific stock is not quite private
property, but the
quality and essence of the universe is in that also. Have we less
any object of Nature, or in any handiwork of man;...
Schr 10.275 18 Nature could not leave herself without a
Schr 10.285 21 ...what [Genius] says and does is...on
the great highways of
Schr 10.289 7 ...if I could prevail to communicate the
mysteries, you [scholars] should see...that ever as you ascend your
and native path, you receive the keys of Nature and history...
LLNE 10.325 21 It is not easy to date these eras of
activity with any
precision, but in this region one made itself remarked, say in 1820 and
twenty years following. It seemed...a crack in Nature...
LLNE 10.336 13 Astronomy taught us our insignificance
LLNE 10.344 22 I habitually apply to [Theodore Parker]
the words of a
French philosopher who speaks of the man of Nature who abominates the
steam-engine and the factory.
MMEm 10.397 12 But O, these waves and leaves,-/ When
Nature grieves,-/ No human speech so beautiful/ As their murmurs, mine
MMEm 10.401 24 Every word [Mary Moody Emerson] writes
farm (Elm Vale, Waterford)...her joys and raptures of religion and
Nature, interest like a romance...
MMEm 10.402 23 ...Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus,-how
organic as Nature they are in [Mary Moody Emerson's] mind!
MMEm 10.411 14 In her solitude of twenty years...[Mary
Emerson] was driven to find Nature her companion and solace.
MMEm 10.411 17 [Mary Moody Emerson] speaks of her
Malden, to wake up the soul amid the dreary scenes of monotonous
Sabbaths, when Nature looked like a pulpit.
MMEm 10.412 11 ...when Nature beams with such excess of
the heart thrills with hope in its Author...it exults, too fondly
perhaps for a
state of trial.
MMEm 10.414 22 ...as I [Mary Moody Emerson] walked out
afternoon, so sad was wearied Nature that I felt her whisper to me...
MMEm 10.429 16 [God] communicates this our condition
waiting, or I [Mary Moody Emerson] should never perceive Him. Science,
Nature,-O, I 've yearned to open some page;-not now, too late.
Thor 10.449 2 A queen rejoices in her peers,/ And wary
Nature knows her
own,/ By court and city, dale and down,/ And like a lover
Thor 10.452 6 [Thoreau] resumed his endless walks and
studies, making every day some new acquaintance with Nature...
Thor 10.453 24 [Surveying] had the advantage for
[Thoreau] that it led him
continually into new and secluded grounds, and helped his studies of
Thor 10.454 13 [Thoreau] chose, wisely no doubt for
himself, to be the
bachelor of thought and Nature.
Thor 10.463 15 [Thoreau] said...Nature knows very well
what sounds are
worth attending to...
Thor 10.471 6 [Thoreau's] interest in the flower or the
Thor 10.471 7 ...the meaning of Nature was never
attempted to be defined
Thor 10.474 12 The depth of [Thoreau's] perception
found likeness of law
Thor 10.479 18 The tendency...to read all the laws of
Nature in the one
object or one combination under your eye, is...comic to those who do
share the philosopher's perception of identity.
Thor 10.480 27 [Thoreau's] study of Nature was a
perpetual ornament to
Thor 10.481 25 [Thoreau] loved Nature so well...that he
jealous of cities...
Thor 10.483 10 Nature made ferns for pure leaves, to
show what she could
do in that line.
Thor 10.485 2 It seems...a kind of indignity to so
noble a soul [as Thoreau] that he should depart out of Nature before
yet he has been really shown to
his peers for what he is.
HDC 11.29 14 ...in the eternity of Nature, how recent
EWI 11.143 8 The grand style of Nature, her great
periods, is all we
observe in them.
EWI 11.143 13 Eaters and food are in the harmony of
War 11.155 1 Is it not manifest that [war] covers a
great and beneficent
principle, which Nature had deeply at heart?
War 11.169 27 A wise man will never...decide beforehand
what he shall do
in a given extreme event. Nature and God will instruct him in that
FSLC 11.190 25 Blackstone admits the sovereignty
antecedent to any
positive precept, of the law of Nature...
FSLC 11.191 24 No engagement (to a sovereign) can
oblige or even
authorize a man to violate the laws of Nature.
FSLC 11.201 26 [Webster] must learn...that those to
whom his name was
once dear and honored, as the manly statesman to whom the choicest
of Nature had been accorded, disown him...
FSLC 11.202 19 Simply [Webster] was the one eminent
American of our
time, whom we could produce as a finished work of Nature.
FSLC 11.212 12 Let us respect the Union to all honest
ends. But also
respect an older and wider union, the law of Nature and rectitude.
FSLN 11.231 17 There are two forces in Nature, by whose
FSLN 11.238 21 ...Nature is not so helpless but it can
rid itself at last of
FSLN 11.238 23 ...the spasms of Nature are centuries
FSLN 11.240 19 [The free man] is a finished man;...at
home in Nature and
ACiv 11.302 8 In this national crisis, it is not
argument that we want, but
that rare courage which dares commit itself to a principle, believing
Nature is its ally...
ACiv 11.310 4 Nature works through her appointed
EPro 11.318 22 The virtues of a good
magistrate...because Nature works
with rectitude, seem vastly more potent than the acts of bad
EPro 11.320 12 The first condition of success is
secured in putting
ourselves right. We have...planted ourselves on a law of Nature...
EPro 11.325 13 ...the aim of the war on our part
is...to destroy the piratic
feature in [Southern society] which makes it our enemy only as it is
enemy of the human race, and so allow its reconstruction on a just and
healthful basis. Then...Nature and trade may be trusted to establish a
EPro 11.326 2 Happy are the young, who find the
pestilence [slavery] cleansed out of the earth, leaving open to them an
honest career. Happy the
old, who see Nature purified before they depart.
ALin 11.328 1 Nature, they say, doth dote,/ And cannot
make a man/ Save
on some worn-out plan,/ Repeating us by rote/...
SMC 11.351 1 I shall say of this obelisk [the Concord
Richter says of the volcano in the fair landscape of Naples: Vesuvius
in this poem of Nature, and exalts everything, as war does the age.
EdAd 11.384 11 [The traveller] reflects on...what
levers, what pumps, what
exhaustive analyses are applied to Nature [in America] for the benefit
masses of men.
EdAd 11.385 19 ...there is a fatal incuriosity and
disinclination in our
educated men to new studies and the interrogation of Nature.
EdAd 11.389 16 Men reason badly, but Nature and Destiny
EdAd 11.390 2 Not only man but Nature is injured by the
man exists only to be fattened with bread...
EdAd 11.392 3 We have a better opinion of the economy
of Nature than to
fear that those varying phases which humanity presents ever leave out
of the grand springs of human action.
Wom 11.412 7 There is no gift of Nature without some
SHC 11.430 19 We will not jealously guard a few atoms
marbles, selfishly and impossibly sequestering it from the vast
SHC 11.433 1 This ground [Sleepy Hollow Cemetery] is
happily so divided
by Nature as to admit of this relation between the Past and the
SHC 11.434 27 ...every part of Nature is handsome when
not deformed by
SHC 11.435 4 ...though we make much ado in our praises
of Italy or
Andes, Nature makes not so much difference.
RBur 11.441 22 What a love of Nature [in Burns]...
RBur 11.441 23 What a love of Nature [in Burns], and,
shall I say it? of
Shak1 11.448 18 We say to the young child in the
cradle, Happy, and
defended against Fate! for here is Nature, and here is Shakspeare,
ChiE 11.470 3 Nature creates in the East the
use a freedom of fancy which plays with all works of Nature...
FRO2 11.486 8 ...we find parity, identity of design,
FRO2 11.488 18 [Miraculous dispensation] is something
not in Nature...
FRO2 11.488 19 ...[miraculous dispensation] is contrary
to that law of
Nature which all wise men recognize;...
CPL 11.502 26 If you sprain your foot, you will
presently come to think
that Nature has sprained hers.
CPL 11.503 4 Think how indigent Nature must appear to
the blind, the
deaf, and the idiot.
FRep 11.513 3 There is not a property in Nature but a
mind is born to seek
and find it.
FRep 11.525 19 ...the history of Nature from first to
last is incessant
advance from less to more.
FRep 11.525 23 Nature works in immense time...
FRep 11.530 4 ...if the prosperity of this country has
been merely the
obedience of man to the guiding of Nature...yet is there fate above
we choose to spread this language;...
FRep 11.530 12 The revolution [in America] is...the
FRep 11.538 3 Is it that Nature has only so much vital
force, and must
dilute it if it is to be multiplied into millions?
PLT 12.4 9 ...in the order of Nature [the higher laws]
lie higher and are
nearer to the mysterious seat of power and creation.
PLT 12.4 19 In all sciences the student is discovering
always working...after the laws of the human mind.
PLT 12.5 20 Every object in Nature is a word to signify
some fact in the
PLT 12.6 7 Whilst we converse with truths as thoughts,
they exist also as
plastic forces; as...the genius or constitution of any part of Nature,
makes it what it is.
PLT 12.8 15 ...is it pretended discoveries of new
strata that are before the
meeting [of the scientific club]? This professor hastens to inform us
knew it all twenty years ago...and poor Nature and the sublime
quite omitted in this triumphant vindication.
PLT 12.15 8 Next I treat of the identity of the thought
PLT 12.16 6 To Be is the unsolved, unsolvable wonder.
To Be, in its two
connections of inward and outward, the mind and Nature.
PLT 12.16 11 ...the suggestion is always returning,
that hidden source
publishing at once our being and that it is the source of outward
PLT 12.16 11 Who are we, and what is Nature, have one
answer in the life
that rushes into us.
PLT 12.19 25 There is in Nature a parallel unity which
corresponds to the
unity in the mind and makes it available.
PLT 12.20 13 It is necessary to suppose that every hose
in Nature fits every
PLT 12.20 19 ...mind, our mind, or mind like ours,
reappears to us in our
study of Nature, Nature being everywhere formed after a method which we
can well understand...
PLT 12.22 15 If we go through...any cabinet where is
of all the kingdoms of Nature, we are surprised with occult
PLT 12.23 3 From whatever side we look at Nature we
seem to be
exploring the figure of a disguised man.
PLT 12.25 27 The botanist discovered long ago that
PLT 12.28 14 Each man is a new power in Nature.
PLT 12.28 18 Silent, passive, even sulkily, Nature
offers every morning
her wealth to man.
PLT 12.28 26 To the idle blockhead Nature is poor,
PLT 12.33 17 The healthy mind lies parallel to the
currents of Nature...
PLT 12.35 9 Instinct is a shapeless giant in the
cave...Behemoth... aboriginal, old as Nature...
PLT 12.35 23 The mythology cleaves close to Nature;...
PLT 12.36 11 [Pan] could terrify by earth-born fears
called panics. Yet was
he in the secret of Nature...
PLT 12.36 19 [Pan]...was not represented by any outward
image; a terror
sometimes, at others a placid omnipotence. Such homage did the Greek...
pay to unscrutable force we call Instinct, or Nature when it first
PLT 12.37 15 We find ourselves expressed in Nature, but
translate it into words.
PLT 12.38 7 These [spiritual] facts, this essence
[Truth], are not new; they
are old and eternal, but our seeing of them is new. Having seen them
we... pass into the council-chamber and government of Nature.
PLT 12.49 13 The pace of Nature is so slow.
PLT 12.49 16 The pace of Nature is so slow. Why not
from strength to
strength...and not as now with this retardation-as if Nature had
PLT 12.51 9 It is a law of Nature that he who looks at
one thing must turn
his eyes from every other thing in the universe.
PLT 12.51 17 Immense is the patience of Nature.
PLT 12.51 19 Nature is immortal, and can wait.
PLT 12.51 19 Nature having for capital this rill [of
thought], drop by drop... she husbands and hives...
PLT 12.52 12 ...because [men] know one thing, we defer
to them in
another, and find them really contemptible. We can't make a half bow
say, I honor and despise you. But Nature can;...
PLT 12.54 14 What strength belongs to every plant and
animal in Nature.
PLT 12.59 2 The children have only the instinct of the
universe, in which
becoming somewhat else is the perpetual game of Nature...
PLT 12.59 25 The same course continues itself in the
mind which we have
witnessed in Nature...
II 12.69 16 We believe...that the rudest mind has a
Delphi and Dodona-
predictions of Nature and history-in itself...
II 12.69 27 Here are we with...the spontaneous
impressions of Nature and
men, and original oracles,-all ready to be uttered, if only we could be
II 12.70 23 ...[Inspiration] has the royal expedient to
thrust Nature between
him and you...
II 12.71 2 In the healthy mind, the thought...expands,
varies, recruits itself
with relations to all Nature...
II 12.72 14 One master could so easily be conceived as
writing all the
books of the world. They are all alike. For [Inspiration] is a power to
convert all Nature to his use.
II 12.75 13 How shall I educate my children? Shall I
indulge, or shall I
control them? Philosophy replies, Nature is stronger than your will...
II 12.76 23 ...Number, Inspiration, Nature, Duty;-'t is
very certain that
these things have been hid as under towels and blankets, most part of
II 12.82 10 Every man comes into Nature impressed with
his own polarity
II 12.83 16 Him we account the fortunate man whose
determination to his
aim is sufficiently strong to leave him no doubt. I am aware that
does not always pronounce early on this point.
II 12.83 19 Many men are very slow in finding their
vocation. It does not at
once appear what they were made for. Nature has not made up her mind in
regard to her young friend...
II 12.85 21 In persistency, [man] knows the strength of
Nature, and the
immortality of man to lie.
II 12.86 19 Michael Angelo must paint Sistine ceilings
till he can no longer
read, except by holding the book over his head. Nature deals with all
Mem 12.93 6 [Memory] is a scripture written day by day
from the birth of
the man; all its records full of meanings which open as he lives on...
expanding their sense as he advances, until it shall become the whole
Nature and life.
Mem 12.101 13 ...because all Nature has one law and
have known aids us continually to the knowledge of the rest of Nature.
Mem 12.101 16 ...because all Nature has one law and
have known aids us continually to the knowledge of the rest of Nature.
Mem 12.102 21 The memory is one of the compensations
grants to those who have used their days well;...
Mem 12.106 1 Nature trains us on to see illusions and
prodigies with no
more wonder than our toast and omelet at breakfast.
CInt 12.128 2 ...I thought...a college was to teach
you...chemistry, botany, zoology, the streaming of thought into form,
and the precipitation of atoms
which Nature is.
CInt 12.128 16 I would have you rely on Nature ever...
CInt 12.128 17 I would have you rely on Nature
ever,-wise, omnific, thousand-handed Nature...
CInt 12.130 4 My friend, stretch a few threads over a
harp, and put it in your window, and listen to what it says of times
heart of Nature.
CInt 12.130 5 My friend, stretch a few threads over a
harp, and put it in your window, and listen to what it says of times
heart of Nature. I do not think that you will believe that the miracle
Nature is less...
CL 12.135 17 The avarice of real estate native to us
all covers...all that is
called the love of Nature...
CL 12.135 20 ...Nature has impressed on savage men
periodical or secular
impulses to emigrate...
CL 12.136 12 ...in the country, Nature is always
inviting to the compromise
of walking as soon as we are released from severe labor.
CL 12.136 17 Linnaeus, early in life, read a discourse
at the University of
Upsala on the necessity of travelling in one's own country, based on
conviction that Nature was inexhaustibly rich...
CL 12.139 8 ...if...we would, manlike, see what grows,
or might grow, in
Massachusetts...and...ponder the moral secrets which, in her solitudes,
Nature has to whisper to us, we were better patriots and happier men.
CL 12.140 3 I have no enthusiasm for Nature, said a
French writer, which
the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.
CL 12.142 10 The qualifications of a professor [of
walking] are...an eye for
Nature, good humor, vast curiosity...
CL 12.142 13 If a man tells me that he has an intense
love of Nature, I
know, of course, that he has none.
CL 12.145 10 The American sun paints itself in these
glowing balls [apples] amid the green leaves, the social fruit, in
which Nature has
deposited every possible flavor;...
CL 12.147 18 ...Nature makes a like impression on age
as on youth.
CL 12.152 10 The witch-hazel blooms to mark the last
hour arrived, and
that Nature has played out her summer score.
CL 12.154 22 Dr. Johnson said of the Scotch mountains,
The appearance is
that of matter...dismissed by Nature from her care.
CL 12.159 10 Nature kills egotism and conceit;...
CL 12.160 9 Nature tells everything once.
CL 12.163 9 If we should now say a few words on the
belong to the conversation with Nature, I might set them so high as to
it a religious duty.
CL 12.163 13 What truth, and what elegance belong to
every fact of
Nature, we know.
CL 12.163 16 ...the lover of Nature cannot tell the
best thing he knows.
CL 12.163 26 Nature speaks to the imagination;...
CL 12.164 7 Every new perception of the method and
beauty of Nature
gives a new shock of surprise and pleasure;...
CL 12.164 13 'T is not easy to say again what Nature
says to us.
CL 12.164 24 ...as man is the object of Nature, what we
study in Nature is
CL 12.165 9 ...Nature is only a mirror in which man is
CL 12.165 18 If we believed that Nature was foreign and
should think all exploration of it frivolous waste of time.
CL 12.166 19 ...[a parlor in which fine persons are
found] again is Nature...
CL 12.166 22 ...[a parlor in which fine persons are
found] again is Nature, and there we have again the charm which
landscape gives us, in a finer
form; but the persons must have had the influence of Nature...
CL 12.167 6 ...as soon as man...knows that Nature and
he are from one
source...then Nature has a lord.
CL 12.167 10 ...as soon as man knows himself as
[Nature's] interpreter... then Nature has a lord.
CW 12.176 20 A man should carry Nature in his head...
CW 12.178 22 That uncorrupted behavior which we admire
in the animals, and in young children, belongs also to...the man who
lives in the presence
CW 12.179 4 What alone possesses interest for us is the
naturel of each... and this is that which the conversation with Nature
goes to cherish and to
CW 12.179 6 The man finds himself expressed in Nature.
Bost 12.184 26 ...it appears as if some localities of
the earth...through the
ravishing beauties of Nature, were preferred before others.
Bost 12.204 8 Nature is a frugal mother...
Bost 12.205 2 [The people of Massachusetts] knew, as
God knew, that
command of Nature comes by obedience to Nature;...
Bost 12.208 22 ...the genius of Boston is seen in her
real independence, productive power and northern acuteness of
mind,-which is in nature
hostile to oppression. It is a good city as cities go; Nature is good.
Bost 12.210 23 ...in Boston, Nature is more indulgent,
and has given good
sons to good sires...
MAng1 12.215 11 ...[Michelangelo's] character and his
a part of Nature than arbitrary productions of the human will.
MAng1 12.217 27 What other standard of the beautiful
exists than the
entire circuit of all harmonious proportions of the great system of
MAng1 12.218 2 All particular beauties scattered up and
down in Nature
are only so far beautiful as they suggest more or less in themselves
entire circuit of harmonious proportions.
MAng1 12.218 12 The Italian artists sanction this view
of Beauty by
describing it as il piu nell' uno...or multitude in unity, intimating
is truly beautiful seems related to all Nature.
MAng1 12.218 14 A beautiful person...appears to have
truer conformity to
all pleasing objects in external Nature than another.
MAng1 12.218 17 Every great work of art seems...to
present, as it were, a
miniature of Nature.
MAng1 12.218 22 ...all men have an organization
corresponding more or
less to the entire system of Nature...
MAng1 12.218 25 ...certain minds, more closely
harmonized with Nature, possess the power of abstracting Beauty from
MAng1 12.219 5 Since Beauty is thus an abstraction of
the harmony and
proportion that reigns in all Nature, it is therefore studied in
MAng1 12.220 13 Michael Angelo dedicated himself...to a
observation of Nature.
MAng1 12.228 21 [Michelangelo] used to make to a single
figure nine, ten, or twelve heads...seeking that there should be in the
composition a certain
universal grace such as Nature makes...
MAng1 12.244 22 ...[Michelangelo] was a brother and a
friend to all who
acknowledge the beauty that beams in universal Nature...
Milt1 12.251 23 ...deeply as that peculiar state of
society, in which and for
which Milton wrote, has engraved itself in the remembrance of the
shares the destiny which overtakes everything local and personal in
Milt1 12.254 19 Better than any other [Milton] has
discharged the office of
every great man, namely...to draw after Nature a life of man...
Milt1 12.257 25 With these keen perceptions, [Milton]
naturally received a
love of Nature...
Milt1 12.258 10 [Milton says] In those vernal seasons
of the year, when the
air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against
to go out and see her riches...
Milt1 12.274 4 By his sympathy with all
Nature;...[Milton] would reascend
to the height from which our nature is supposed to have descended.
ACri 12.288 12 ...some men swear with genius. I knew a
poet in whose
talent Nature carried this freak so far that his only graceful verses
ACri 12.294 15 [Shakespeare's] muse is moral simply
from its depth, and I
value the intermixture of the common and the transcendental as in
ACri 12.300 6 The power of the poet is...in using every
fact in Nature...as a
ACri 12.300 10 The world, history, the powers of
Nature,-[the poet] can
make them speak what sense he will.
ACri 12.302 14 [Channing] complains of Nature...
MLit 12.314 23 ...the criterion which discriminates
these two habits [of
subjectiveness] in the poet's mind is the tendency of his composition;
namely, whether it leads us to Nature, or to the person of the writer.
MLit 12.315 2 [The great man's] own affection is in
MLit 12.315 15 The great lead us to Nature...
MLit 12.315 16 The great lead us to Nature, and in our
age to metaphysical
MLit 12.315 17 The great lead us...in our age to
moral abstractions, which are not less Nature than is a river...
MLit 12.315 19 The great lead us...in our age to
moral abstractions, which are not less Nature than is a river, or a
coal-mine,- nay, they are far more Nature,-but its essence and soul.
MLit 12.315 23 [The selfish] invited us to contemplate
Nature, and showed
us an abominable self.
MLit 12.316 1 Has [the writer] led thee to Nature
because his own soul was
too happy in beholding her power and love?
MLit 12.318 1 There are...sentiments...which are
soothed...by the pale
stars, and the presence of Nature.
MLit 12.318 7 [The educated and susceptible] betray
this impatience [with
the poverty of our dogmas of religion and philosophy] by fleeing for
resource to a conversation with Nature...
MLit 12.319 6 In Byron...[the subjective tendency]
predominates; but in
Byron...it sees not its true end...a life...descending into Nature to
itself reflected there.
MLit 12.319 9 ...[Byron's] praise of Nature is thieving
MLit 12.320 21 The Excursion awakened in every lover of
Nature the right
MLit 12.320 25 [Wordsworth's The Excursion] was nearer
to Nature than
anything we had before.
MLit 12.321 1 ...the interest of the poem [Wordsworth's
The Excursion] ended almost with the narrative of the influences of
Nature on the mind of
the Boy, in the First Book.
MLit 12.323 17 [Goethe's] love of Nature has seemed to
give a new
meaning to that word.
MLit 12.323 25 ...[Goethe] felt his entire right and
duty to stand before and
try and judge every fact in Nature.
MLit 12.328 7 What [Goethe] said of Lavater, may
truelier said of him, that it was fearful to stand in the presence of
one before whom all the
boundaries within which Nature has circumscribed our being were laid
MLit 12.330 2 ...because Nature is moral, that mind
only can see, in which
the same order entirely obtains.
MLit 12.331 17 [Goethe] is like a banker or a weaver
with a passion for the
country; he steals out of the hot streets...to get a draft of sweet
dares not...lead a man's life in a man's relation to Nature.
MLit 12.333 9 When one of these grand monads is
Nature seems to design for eternal men and draw to her bosom, we think
that the old weariness of Europe and Asia, the trivial forms of daily
MLit 12.334 24 Nature has not lost one ringlet of her
WSL 12.338 2 Here [in America] is very good earth and
water and plenty
of them; that [John Bull] is free to allow; to all other gifts of
Nature or man
his eyes are sealed by the inexorable demand for the precise
to which he is accustomed in England.
WSL 12.342 12 ...this sweet asylum of an intellectual
life [a library] must
appear to have the sanction of Nature...
WSL 12.342 21 Let us not be so illiberal with our
schemes for the
renovation of society and Nature as to disesteem or deny the literary
WSL 12.342 23 Certainly there are heights in Nature
WSL 12.344 22 [Landor]...serenely enjoys the victory of
Pray 12.352 27 The next [prayer] is a voice out of a
solitude as strict and
sacred as that in which Nature had isolated this eloquent mute...
EurB 12.370 12 In [Tennyson's] boudoirs of damask and
alabaster, one is
farther off from stern Nature and human life than in Lalla Rookh and
Loves of the Angels.
EurB 12.377 23 [The Vivian Greys]...are up to anything,
though it were the
genesis of Nature, or the last cataclysm...
Let 12.393 20 ...Nature has set the sun and moon in
plain sight and use, but
laid them on the high shelf where her roystering boys may not in some
Saturday afternoon pull them down or burn their fingers.
Let 12.404 23 The pruning in the wild gardens of Nature
is never forborne.
Trag 12.406 24 The bitterest tragic element in life to
be derived from an
intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny; the
belief that the
order of Nature and events is controlled by a law not adapted to man,
man to that...
Trag 12.413 9 We must walk as guests in Nature;...
Trag 12.413 14 A man should try Time, and his face
should wear the
expression of a just judge...who puts Nature and fortune on their
Trag 12.414 25 Nature will not sit still;...
Trag 12.415 2 Nature proportions her defence to the
Trag 12.416 13 Napoleon said to one of his friends at
St. Helena, Nature
seems to have calculated that I should have great reverses to endure,
has given me a temperament like a block of marble.
naturel, n. (6)
ET18 5.306 3 You cannot account for [Englishmen's]
success by their
Christianity, commerce, charter, common law, Parliament, or letters,
the contumacious sharp-tongued energy of English naturel...
Farm 7.154 6 What possesses interest for us is the
naturel of each [man]...
Edc1 10.144 13 The two points in a boy's training are,
to keep his naturel
and train off all but that...
Edc1 10.144 14 The two points in a boy's training
are...to keep his naturel
but stop off his uproar, fooling and horse-play;...
CL 12.163 19 What alone possesses interest for us is
the naturel of each
CW 12.178 26 What alone possesses interest for us is
the naturel of each...
natures, n. (60)
Nat 1.27 6 Man is conscious of a universal soul within
or behind his
individual life, wherein...the natures of Justice, Truth, Love,
Nat 1.56 17 [Intellectual science] fastens the
attention upon immortal
necessary uncreated natures...
Nat 1.57 8 ...no man touches these divine natures
becoming, in some degree, himself divine.
Nat 1.64 14 ...being admitted to behold the absolute
natures of justice and
truth...we learn that man has access to the entire mind of the
AmS 1.86 22 ...when this spiritual light shall have
revealed the law of more
earthly natures...[the scholar] shall look forward to an ever expanding
knowledge as to a becoming creator.
AmS 1.93 26 Thought and knowledge are natures in which
pretension avail nothing.
AmS 1.108 2 ...a man, rightly viewed, comprehendeth the
of all men.
DSA 1.125 8 ...the dawn of the sentiment of virtue on
the heart, gives and is
the assurance that Law is sovereign over all natures;...
LE 1.167 24 Further inquiry will discover...that not
these chanting poets
themselves, knew anything sincere of these handsome natures they so
LT 1.264 3 ...I find the Age walking about in happy and
Tran 1.333 11 Mind is the only reality, of which men
and all other natures
are better or worse reflectors.
Hist 2.36 14 [A man's] faculties refer to natures out
SR 2.75 16 ...we see that most natures are insolvent...
Fdsp 2.199 18 ...the very flower and aroma of the
flower of each of the
beautiful natures disappears as they approach each other.
Fdsp 2.206 12 Friendship may be said to require natures
so rare and costly... that its satisfaction can very seldom be assured.
Fdsp 2.209 2 Let [friendship] be an alliance of two
OS 2.272 5 Justice we see and know, Love, Freedom,
Power. These natures
no man ever got above...
Pt1 3.14 25 The mighty heaven, said Proclus, exhibits,
transfigurations, clear images of the splendor of intellectual
perceptions; being moved in conjunction with the unapparent periods of
Pt1 3.18 20 In the old mythology...defects are ascribed
to divine natures...to
Chr1 3.94 2 Higher natures overpower lower ones by
affecting them with a
Chr1 3.95 15 All individual natures stand in a scale,
according to the purity
of this element [truth] in them.
Chr1 3.95 18 The will of the pure runs down from them
into other natures...
Chr1 3.106 25 ...some natures are too good to be
spoiled by praise...
Mrs1 3.140 15 Society loves creole natures...
Gts 3.159 17 These gay natures [flowers] contrast with
the somewhat stern
countenance of ordinary nature...
SwM 4.109 9 ...every thing at the end of one use is
lifted into a superior, and the ascent of these things climbs into
daemonic and celestial natures.
ET4 5.47 13 How came such men as...Francis Bacon,
George Herbert, Henry Vane, to exist here [in England]? What made these
ET14 5.241 1 [Bacon] complains that he finds this part
of learning [universality] very deficient, the profounder sort of wits
drawing a bucket
now and then for their own use, but the spring-head unvisited. This was
dry light which did scorch and offend most men's watery natures.
ET14 5.242 2 In England these [generalizations]...do
all have a kind of
filial retrospect to Plato and the Greeks. Of this kind is...the
definition of poetry, mystical, yet exact, apparent pictures of
F 6.13 22 ...strong natures...are inevitable
Pow 6.64 15 ...natures with great impulses have great
Wsp 6.228 23 We need not much mind what people please
to say, but
what...their natures say...
Bty 6.282 13 However rash and however falsified by
pretenders and traders
in [astrology], the hint was true and divine...that climate, century,
natures as well as near, are part of [the soul's] biography.
Bty 6.306 5 Gross and obscure natures, however
decorated, seem impure
SS 7.12 18 The capital defect of cold, arid natures is
the want of animal
WD 7.171 3 ...the treasures which Nature spent itself
surrounding plastic natures;...are given immeasurably to all.
Boks 7.213 5 We must have...some swing and verge for
power...driving ardent natures to insanity and crime if it do not find
PI 8.15 11 ...all particular natures are tropes.
PI 8.19 21 ...Poets are standing transporters, whose
employment consists... in producing apparent imitations of unapparent
PI 8.20 1 ...mountains, crystals, plants, animals, are
seen; that which makes
them is not seen: these, then, are apparent copies of unapparent
PI 8.21 6 The poet contemplates the central
identity...and, following it, can
detect essential resemblances in natures never before compared.
SA 8.80 3 ...a few natures are central and forever
SA 8.81 13 In the most delicate natures, fine
temperament and culture build
this impassable wall [of manners].
Imtl 8.333 27 All great natures are lovers of stability
Aris 10.35 25 If a few grand natures should come to us
and weave duties
and offices between us and them, it would make our bread ambrosial.
Aris 10.60 21 One trait more we must celebrate, the
self-reliance which is
the patent of royal natures.
Chr2 10.104 24 ...sometimes also [the moral sentiment]
is the source, in
natures less pure, of sneers and flippant jokes of common people, who
that the forms and dogmas are not true for them...
Edc1 10.154 5 The advantages of this system of
emulation and display are
so prompt and obvious...it is so energetic on slow and on bad
it is not strange that this calomel of culture should be a popular
Prch 10.225 10 [The moral sentiment] is that, which
being in all sound
natures...we know to be implanted by the Creator of Men.
Schr 10.262 10 I do not now refer to that intellectual
forms itself in tender natures...
Schr 10.283 23 ...trusted and obeyed in happy natures
[mother-wit] becomes active and salient...
SHC 11.436 11 All great natures delight in
PLT 12.16 16 In my thought I seem to stand on the bank
of a river and
watch the endless flow of the stream, floating objects of all shapes,
PLT 12.40 18 In all healthy souls is an inborn
necessity of presupposing
for each particular fact a prior Being which compels it to a harmony
all other natures.
PLT 12.45 5 Artist natures do not weep.
Let 12.396 16 How joyfully we have felt the admonition
of larger natures
which despised our aims and pursuits...
Trag 12.409 16 ...it is natures not clear...imperfect
characters from which
somewhat is hidden that all others see, who suffer most from these
Trag 12.409 25 There are people who have an appetite
for grief...natures so
doomed that no prosperity can soothe their ragged and dishevelled
Trag 12.410 24 In phlegmatic natures calamity is
unaffecting, in shallow
natures it is rhetorical.
Trag 12.410 25 In phlegmatic natures calamity is
unaffecting, in shallow
natures it is rhetorical.
nature's, n. (15)
Comp 2.122 27 ...all the good of nature is the soul's,
and may be had if
paid for in nature's lawful coin...
Lov1 2.172 19 The earliest demonstrations of
complacency and kindness
are nature's most winning pictures.
Prd1 2.224 10 [The spurious prudence, making the senses
final] is nature's
joke, and therefore literature's.
Art1 2.352 6 What is a man but nature's finer success
Art1 2.352 8 What is a man but a finer and compacter
landscape than the
horizon figures,--nature's eclecticism?...
Exp 3.66 6 [Scholars] are nature's victims of
Chr1 3.105 18 This masterpiece [character] is best
where no hands but
nature's have been laid on it.
Nat2 3.182 26 If we consider how much we are nature's,
we need not be
superstitious about towns...
UGM 4.27 17 ...it is human nature's indispensable
centripetence augments the centrifugence. We balance one man with his
MoS 4.167 26 [I seem to hear Montaigne say] Why should
I vapor and play
the philosopher, instead of ballasting, the best I can, this dancing
balloon? So, at least, I...can shoot the gulf at last with decency. If
there be anything
farcical in such a life, the blame is not mine: let it lie at fate's
ShP 4.213 25 [Shakespeare]...finishes an eyelash or a
dimple as firmly as
he draws a mountain; yet these, like nature's, will bear the scrutiny
ET13 5.226 21 ...when wealth accrues to a chaplaincy, a
rectorship, it requires moneyed men for its stewards, who will give it
another direction than to the mystics of their day. Of course,
steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was
bequeathed. The class certain to be excluded from all preferment are
religious,--and driven to other churches; which is nature's vis
Wth 6.85 23 The forces and the resistances are
Ill 6.315 12 When the boys come into my yard for leave
to gather horse-chestnuts, I own I enter into nature's game...
Wom 11.418 10 Nature's end, of maternity for twenty
years, was of so
supreme importance that it was to be secured at all events...
Nature's, n. (19)
Nat 1.38 27 ...Nature's dice are always loaded;...
Exp 3.63 3 ...the Transfiguration...the Communion of
Saint Jerome, and
what are as transcendent as these, are on the walls of the Vatican, the
Uffizi, or the Louvre, where every footman may see them; to say nothing
Nature's pictures in every street...
Nat2 3.167 5 Though baffled seers cannot impart/ The
secret of [world's] laboring heart,/ Throb thine with Nature's
throbbing breast,/ And all is clear
from east to west./
ET10 5.154 19 Malthus finds no cover laid at Nature's
table for the laborer'
Cour 7.276 15 ...we must have a scope as large as
Nature's to deal with
PI 8.43 6 ...the fascination of genius for us is this
awful nearness to Nature'
Dem1 10.20 5 The demonologic is only a fine name for
exaggeration namely of the individual, whom it is Nature's settled
Edc1 10.151 2 What discoverer of Nature's laws will
[the college] prompt
to enrich us by disclosing in the mind the statute which all matter
SovE 10.190 24 Shall I say then it were truer to see
her dark warp across the universe? These threads are Nature's
MMEm 10.397 20 ...Nor me can Hope or Passion urge,/
Hearing as now
the lofty dirge/ Which blasts of Northern mountains hymn,/ Nature's
funeral high and dim,-/ Sable pageantry of clouds,/ Mourning summer
MMEm 10.421 2 Am I [Mary Moody Emerson], poor victim,
through the sternest ordinations of Nature's laws, which slay? yet I
Thor 10.472 20 ...so much knowledge of Nature's secret
and genius few
others [than Thoreau] possessed;...
ALin 11.328 25 Nothing of Europe here,/ Or, then, of
mornward still,/ Ere any names of Serf and Peer/ Could Nature's equal
SHC 11.434 10 Sleepy Hollow. In this quiet valley, as
in the palm of
Nature's hand, we shall sleep well when we have finished our day.
PLT 12.28 16 No quality in Nature's vast magazines
[each man] cannot
II 12.87 24 ...the whole moral of modern science is the
transference of that
trust which is felt in Nature's admired arrangements, to the sphere of
freedom and of rational life.
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