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Essays: First Series

You can listen to Ralph Waldo Emerson's first series of essays using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player. .mp3browser {width:100%} .mp3browser…
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Compensation

The wings of Time are black and white,Pied with morning and with night.Mountain tall and ocean deepTrembling balance duly keep.In changing moon, in tidal wave,Glows the feud of Want and Have.Gauge of more and less through spaceElectric star and pencil plays.The lonely Earth amid the ballsThat hurry through the eternal…
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The Law of Compensation

The curse causeless shall not come.—Pro. XXXI. 2. THAT heart that looks only at the appearance of things, and not at the reality, at the surface but never into the depths, must constantly be tossed hither and thither, one day upon the crest of the waves of hope, and the…
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Compensation

There's a joy for every sadness;Every darkness has its light;Every sorrow has its gladness;There's a dawn to every night. Blackest cloud has silver lining;Wildest tempest has its calm;Evermore the sun is shining;Every trouble has its balm. There are gains for all our losses—Be they great or be they small;There are…
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