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Essays: First and Second Series
     

Essays: First and Second Series

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by Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

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Our most eloquent champion of individualism, Emerson acknowledges at the same time the countervailing pressures of society in American life. Even as he extols what he called "the great and crescive self," he dramatizes and records its vicissitudes. Here is a collection of his classic essays, including the exhortation to "Self-Reliance" and the embattled realizations

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Our most eloquent champion of individualism, Emerson acknowledges at the same time the countervailing pressures of society in American life. Even as he extols what he called "the great and crescive self," he dramatizes and records its vicissitudes. Here is a collection of his classic essays, including the exhortation to "Self-Reliance" and the embattled realizations of "Circles" and "Experience." Here, too, are his wide-ranging discourses on history, art, politics, nature, friendship, love, and much more.

For the first time, the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists, poets, scholars, and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome and durable paperback books. A distinguished author has contributed an introduction for each volume, which also includes a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice of the text, and notes.

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ISBN-13:
9780395081259
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Riverside Library

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Essays: first and second series. -- 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
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Reses switched again! Ugh, Camp res 1
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A white she-cat pads in. "Can I join?"she says, her blue eyes twinkling.
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Dewtail peek in, then returned to the main.
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Hello, I will not reveal my true identity, but you may refer to me as Zero. I watch this Clan all the time. I may or may not rp with you, you'll have to live with not knowing. I've watched this Clan and have decided to help it. 'You idiot we don't need any help.' You may think, but you're wrong. This Clan has many problems, and I've made it my goal to make you aware of them, and hope you choose to do something about it. If you want to speak to me, just reply to, "To: Zero" and I will answer any questions. I wish to not offend any of you, I just want to help. 'You can't tell us what to do so shut up.' You may say. I'm not telling you what to do, I'm just making this Clan aware of it's problems, and hoping you try to fix it. Throughout watching this Clan, I have seen many different personalities, and I do like all of you. Now, please allow me to adress these problems.<p> 1. Overdramatic/Attentionseeking<br> This is the worst, so I've decided to adress this one first. I don't know how many cats she rps, but Glimmermoon/Braveriver/Winterkit/Peppermintpaw/Winterstar/Ect. Is the cat I'd like to adress first. Has it ever occured to you that you almost demand attention with every post? From falling off a tree, to falling in a river, to falling off a cliff, to battling cats twice your size and getting badly wounded, to getting forcemated, to getting taken by twolegs, to randomly falling unconcious, ect. It's too much. Not only are you taking attention from everyone else and making yourself the center of attention, you do it on a regular basis! I am not trying to make you unhappy, I only wish to help. Just consider it for a second. You want everyone's eyes on you at all times. "Oh no! That kit is badly wounded! Oh no! Out of grief I fell into a river and hit my head on a rock! Everybody help!" Please, this needs to stop. It makes me want to pull my hair out. Let other cats have some attention sometimes, it 's not all about you! Consider everyone else and what they must think. Poor Icestatic always has to have herbs ready to help you when you randomly fall off something. Your daughter was kitting today, and I was only able to watch a bit, but I'm led to believe you rped the Twoleg who was stuck in camp. You took all the attention away from her and put it on yourself, when she seemed to need help. There are other cats in the Clan who would like some attention, so please keep that in mind next time to need attention.<p> 2. Cats getting left out.<br> Please notice this problem. There are always cats who may feel lonely and want some attention. Some deserve attention. Some do not. I hope that you may see who these cats are and help then get a bit more attention.<p> 3. Kit drama<br> This one has been noticed a lot, and I'm glad you are noticing it. Kits, please stop being so dramatic. And Kit romances. I understand how it works, though. Kits want to pair up so you can have a mate right when you become a Warrior. I understand that, but please don't practically beg for a shekit/tom to like you.<p> Well, those are the three main things I've noticed. I'm very sorry if I've offended any of you, but please know I have good intentions. All I want is to help. If you have any questions, please post the headline as, "To: Zero" and I will reply. Please remember I am always watching you, and I ask that you try your best to make this a happy place for rollplaying.<br> Until We Meet Again,<p> Zer0