Essays: First Series

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Essays: First Series, is a series of essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, published in 1841, concerning transcendentalism. This book contains:

  1. "History"
  2. "Self-Reliance"
  3. "Compensation"
  4. "Spiritual Laws"
  5. "Love"
  6. "Friendship" "I hate the prostitution of the name of friendship to signify modish and worldly alliances. I much prefer the company of plough-boys and tin pedlars, to the silken and perfumed amity which only celebrates its days of encounter by a frivolous display, by rides in a curricle, and dinners at the best taverns."
  7. "Prudence"
  8. "Heroism"
  9. "The Over-Soul"
  10. "Circles"
  11. "Intellect"
  12. "Art"

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