Circles (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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"Circles" is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson, first published in 1841. The essay consists of a philosophical view of the vast array of circles one may find throughout nature. In the opening line of the essay Emerson states "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end".[1][2]

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  1. ^ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1983). Essays and Lectures. Library of America. pp. 401–414. ISBN 0-940450-15-1. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  2. ^ The Centrality of the Center in Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Circles" http://christle.freeshell.org/essays/circles.pdf. (PDF download) Retrieved 2010-01-21.

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