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Macbeth

The poet’s eye in a fine frenzy rollingDoth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;A...

110. Summer Sights and Indolencies

June 10th.—AS I write, 5 1/2 P. M., here by the creek, nothing can exceed the quiet splendor and ...

109. Cedar-Apples

AS I journey’d to-day in a light wagon ten or twelve miles through the country, nothing pleas’d m...

108. Bumble-Bees

MAY-MONTH—month of swarming, singing, mating birds—the bumble-bee month—month of the flowering li...

107. Birds Migrating at Midnight

DID you ever chance to hear the midnight flight of birds passing through the air and darkness ove...

106. An Early Summer Reveille

AWAY then to loosen, to unstring the divine bow, so tense, so long. Away, from curtain, carpet, s...

105. To the Spring and Brook

SO, still sauntering on, to the spring under the willows—musical as soft clinking glasses—pouring...

104. Entering a Long Farm-Lane

AS every man has his hobby-liking, mine is for a real farm-lane fenced by old chestnut-rails gray...

103. New Themes Entered Upon

1876, ’77.—I FIND the woods in mid-May and early June my best places for composition. 1 Seated on...

Lecture I. Religion And Neurology.

It is with no small amount of trepidation that I take my place behind this desk, and face this le...

Preface.

This book would never have been written had I not been honored with an appointment as Gifford Lec...

Postscript.

In writing my concluding lecture I had to aim so much at simplification that I fear that my gener...

Lecture XX. Conclusions.

The material of our study of human nature is now spread before us; and in this parting hour, set ...

Lecture XIX. Other Characteristics.

We have wound our way back, after our excursion through mysticism and philosophy, to where we wer...

Lecture XVIII. Philosophy.

The subject of Saintliness left us face to face with the question, Is the sense of divine presenc...

Thomas Carlyle and His Works

Graham's Magazine, Philadelphia, March, 1847. Thomas Carlyle is a Scotchman, born about fifty ye...

102. An Interregnum Paragraph

SEVERAL years now elapse before I resume my diary. I continued at Washington working in the Attor...

101. The Real War Will Never Get in the Books

AND so good-bye to the war. I know not how it may have been, or may be, to others—to me the main ...

Lectures XVI And XVII. Mysticism.

Over and over again in these lectures I have raised points and left them open and unfinished unti...

Lecture X. Conversion—Concluded.

In this lecture we have to finish the subject of Conversion, considering at first those striking ...