May-day and other pieces

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MAY-DAY


AND OTHER PIECES.


BY

RALPH WALDO EMERSON.


Ticknor and Fields logo 1867.jpg


BOSTON:

TICKNOR AND FIELDS.

1867.


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by
RALPH WALDO EMERSON,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


University Press: Welch, Bigelow, & Co.,
Cambridge.


CONTENTS.

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Page
May-Day 1
The Adirondacs 41
Occasional and Miscellaneous Pieces.
 Brahma 65
 Nemesis 67
 Fate 69
 Freedom 70
 Ode sung in the Town Hall, Concord, July 4, 1857 72
 Boston Hymn 75
 Voluntaries 81
 Love and Thought 89
 Lover's Petition 90
 Una 92
 Letters 94
 Rubies 95
 Merlin's Song 96
 The Test 97
 Solution 98
Nature and Life.
 Nature 105
 The Romany Girl 109
 Days 111
 The Chartist's Complaint 112
 My Garden 114
 The Titmouse 119
 Sea-Shore 125
 Song of Nature 128
 Two Rivers 134
 Waldeinsamkeit 136
 Terminus 140
 The Past 143
 The Last Farewell 145
 In Memoriam 148
Elements.
 Experience 157
 Compensation 159
 Politics 161
 Heroism 163
 Character 164
 Culture 165
 Friendship 166
 Beauty 168
 Manners 170
 Art 172
 Spiritual Laws 174
 Unity 175
 Worship 176
Quatrains 179
Translations 193

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.