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.