Ralph W. Emerson (1803-1882) Nature Cecilia H. C. Liu American Literature I 11/8/2004 Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) The center of the American transcendental movement Ordained a minister of the Second Church in Boston, shortly before marrying Ellen Tucker in 1829.
Cecilia H. C. Liu
American Literature I
1/ To have a direct relation with nature, with God's divine creation, simply go out and look at the stars
2/ The mind must be open to the appearances of nature in order to achieve true wisdom.
3/ The mind that is truly open to nature's own truth is poetic.
4/ "The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other."
5/ A relation of correspondence or analogy between human being and all natural beings
6/ What is essential is to be in harmony with nature. But to be in harmony with nature is to be in harmony with God's design: "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
I am part or particle of God.“