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Heroism

Quiet Heroism (Poem)

His courage seemed a meager thing,A butt for boasted might; A weakness open to a sting, A subject for a slight. Some thought him capable of wrong, Some capable of right; Some thought him weak, and none too strong To bear up through the fight. They little knew how, day…
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Heroism

Paradise is under the shadow of swords.—Mahomet Ruby wine is drunk by knaves,Sugar spends to fatten slaves,Rose and vine-leaf deck buffoons;Thunderclouds are Jove's festoons,Drooping oft in wreaths of dreadLightning-knotted round his head;The hero is not fed on sweets,Daily his own heart he eats;Chambers of the great are jails,And headwinds right…
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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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