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Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - PERSIAN POETRY - AN ESSAY BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - PERSIAN POETRY - AN ESSAY BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - PERSIAN POETRY - AN ESSAY BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON
PERSIAN POETRY - AN ESSAY BY RALPH WALDO EMERSONTo Baron Von Hammer-Purgstall, who died in Vienna in 1856, we owe our best knowledge of the Persians. He has translated into German, besides the "Divan" of Hafiz, specimens of two hundred poets, who wrote during a period of five and a half centuries, from A.D. 1050 to 1600. The seven masters of the Persian Parnassus--Firdousi, Enweri, Nisami, Dschelaleddin, Saadi, Hafiz, and Dschami(D)--have ceased to be empty names; and others, like Ferideddin Attar and Omar Chiam, promise to rise in Western estimation. That for which mainly books exist is communicated in these rich... Essays - Post by : imsangdo21 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 1429

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - SALAMAN AND ABSAL Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - SALAMAN AND ABSAL

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - SALAMAN AND ABSAL
SALAMAN AND ABSALI.PROLOGUE.Oh Thou whose Memory quickens Lovers' Souls, Whose Fount of Joy renews the Lover's Tongue, Thy Shadow falls across the World, and They Bow down to it; and of the Rich in Beauty Thou art the Riches that make Lovers mad. Not till thy Secret Beauty through the Cheek Of Laila smite does she inflame Majnun, And not till Thou have sugar'd Shirin's Lip The Hearts of those Two Lovers fill with Blood. For Lov'd and Lover are not but by Thee, Nor Beauty;--Mortal Beauty but the Veil Thy Heavenly hides behind, and from itself Feeds, and our Hearts... Essays - Post by : websmar2 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 2107

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAMI. Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight: And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light. II. Dreaming when Dawn's Left Hand was in the Sky, I heard a Voice within the Tavern cry, "Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup Before Life's Liquor in its Cup be dry." III. And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before The Tavern shouted--"Open then the Door! You know how little while we have to stay, And, once departed,... Essays - Post by : bigdollarsnow - Date : April 2012 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 1965

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - PREFACE TO RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - PREFACE TO RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - PREFACE TO RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
PREFACE TO RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAMOmar Khayyam, or Chiam, was born about the middle of the 11th Century, at Naishapur, Khorassan, and he died in that town about the year 1123.Little is known as to the details of his life, and such facts as are available have been drawn principally from the _Wasiyat or _Testament of Mizam al Mulk (_Regulation of the Realm_), who was a fellow-pupil of Omar at the school of the celebrated Imam Mowafek or Mowaffak. Reference to this is made in Mirkhond's _History of the Assassins_, from which the following extract(A) is taken."'One of the greatest of... Essays - Post by : jwnollet - Date : April 2012 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 3201

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - LIFE OF EDWARD FITZGERALD Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - LIFE OF EDWARD FITZGERALD

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - LIFE OF EDWARD FITZGERALD
LIFE OF EDWARD FITZGERALDEdward FitzGerald was born in the year 1809, at Bredfield House, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, being the third son of John Purcell, who, subsequently to his marriage with a Miss FitzGerald, assumed the name and arms proper to his wife's family.St. Germain and Paris were in turn the home of his earlier years, but in 1821, he was sent to the Grammar School at Bury St. Edmunds. During his stay in that ancient foundation he was the fellow pupil of James Spedding and J. M. Kemble. From there he went in 1826 to Trinity College, Cambridge he made... Essays - Post by : bigdr - Date : April 2012 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 2125

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - TO E. FITZGERALD Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - TO E. FITZGERALD

Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam And Salaman And Absal - TO E. FITZGERALD
TO E. FITZGERALDOld Fitz, who from your suburb grange Where once I tarried for a while, Glance at the wheeling Orb of change And greet it with a kindly smile; Whom yet I see, as there you sit Beneath your sheltering garden tree, And watch your doves about you flit And plant on shoulder, hand and knee, Or on your head their rosy feet, As if they knew your diet spares Whatever moved in that full sheet Let down to Peter at his prayers; * * * * * But none can say That Lenten fare makes Lenten thought, Who reads... Essays - Post by : captkirk - Date : April 2012 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 3480

Essays, Second Series - IX. NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS Essays, Second Series - IX. NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS

Essays, Second Series - IX. NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS
NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS.In the suburb, in the town,On the railway, in the square,Came a beam of goodness downDoubling daylight everywhere:Peace now each for malice takes,Beauty for his sinful weeks,For the angel Hope aye makesHim an angel whom she leads.IX. NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS.A LECTURE READ BEFORE THE SOCIETY IN AMORY HALL, ONSUNDAY, MARCH 3, 1844.WHOEVER has had opportunity of acquaintance withsociety in New England during the last twenty-fiveyears, with those middle and with those leadingsections that may constitute any just representationof the character and aim of the community, will havebeen struck with the great activity of thought andexperimenting. His attention must... Essays - Post by : yates - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 1806

Essays, Second Series - VIII. NOMINALIST AND REALIST Essays, Second Series - VIII. NOMINALIST AND REALIST

Essays, Second Series - VIII. NOMINALIST AND REALIST
NOMINALIST AND REALIST.In countless upward-striving wavesThe moon-drawn tide-wave strives:In thousand far-transplanted graftsThe parent fruit survives;So, in the new-born millions,The perfect Adam lives.Not less are summer-mornings dearTo every child they wake,And each with novel life his sphereFills for his proper sake.VIII. NONIMALIST AND REALIST.I CANNOT often enough say that a man is only arelative and representative nature. Each is a hintof the truth, but far enough from being that truthwhich yet he quite newly and inevitably suggeststo us. If I seek it in him I shall not find it.Could any man conduct into me the pure stream ofthat which he pretends to... Essays - Post by : Chip@FTT - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 2834

Essays, Second Series - VII. POLITICS Essays, Second Series - VII. POLITICS

Essays, Second Series - VII. POLITICS
POLITICS.Gold and iron are goodTo buy iron and gold;All earth's fleece and foodFor their like are sold.Boded Merlin wise,Proved Napoleon great,--Nor kind nor coinage buysAught above its rate.Fear, Craft, and AvariceCannot rear a State.Out of dust to buildWhat is more than dust,--Walls Amphion piledPhoebus stablish must.When the Muses nineWith the Virtues meet,Find to their designAn Atlantic seat,By green orchard boughsFended from the heat,Where the statesman ploughsFurrow for the wheat;When the Church is social worth,When the state-house is the hearth,Then the perfect State is come,The republican at home.VII. POLITICS.In dealing with the State we ought to rememberthat its institution are not aboriginal,... Essays - Post by : monemancn - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 2235

Essays, Second Series - VI. NATURE Essays, Second Series - VI. NATURE

Essays, Second Series - VI. NATURE
NATURE.The rounded world is fair to see,Nine times folded in mystery:Though baffled seers cannot impartThe secret of its laboring heart,Throb thine with Nature's throbbing breast,And all is clear from east to west.Spirit that lurks each form withinBeckons to spirit of its kin;Self-kindled every atom glows,And hints the future which it owes.VI. NATURE.THERE are days which occur in this climate, atalmost any season of the year in the worldreaches its perfection; when the air, the heavenlybodies and the earth, make a harmony, as if naturewould indulge her offspring; when, in these bleakupper sides of the planet, nothing is to desirethat we have... Essays - Post by : kyndri - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 2625

Essays, Second Series - V. GIFTS Essays, Second Series - V. GIFTS

Essays, Second Series - V. GIFTS
GIFTS.Gifts of one who loved me,--'T was high time they came;When he ceased to love me,Time they stopped for shame.V. GIFTS.IT is said that the world is in a state of bankruptcy;that the world owes the world more than the world canpay, and ought to go into chancery and be sold. I donot think this general insolvency, which involves insome sort all the population, to be the reason of thedifficulty experienced at Christmas and New Year andother times, in bestowing gifts; since it is alwaysso pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious topay debts. But the impediment lies in the choosing.If... Essays - Post by : sb3ugs - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 736

Essays, Second Series - IV. MANNERS Essays, Second Series - IV. MANNERS

Essays, Second Series - IV. MANNERS
MANNERS."HOW near to good is what is fair!Which we no sooner see,But with the lines and outward airOur senses taken be.Again yourselves compose,And now put all the aptness onOf Figure, that ProportionOr Color can disclose;That if those silent arts were lost,Design and Picture, they might boastFrom you a newer ground,Instructed by the heightening senseOf dignity and reverenceIn their true motions found." BEN JONSONIV. MANNERS.HALF the world, it is said, knows not how the otherhalf live. Our Exploring Expedition saw the Feejeeislanders getting their... Essays - Post by : robertb - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 1133

Essays, Second Series - III. CHARACTER Essays, Second Series - III. CHARACTER

Essays, Second Series - III. CHARACTER
CHARACTER.The sun set; but set not his hope:Stars rose; his faith was earlier up:Fixed on the enormous galaxy,Deeper and older seemed his eye:And matched his sufferance sublimeThe taciturnity of time.He spoke, and words more soft than rainBrought the Age of Gold again:His action won such reverence sweet,As hid all measure of the feat.Work of his handHe nor commends nor grievesPleads for itself the fact;As unrepenting Nature leavesHer every act.III. CHARACTER.I HAVE read that those who listened to Lord Chathamfelt that there was something finer in the man thanany thing which he said. It has been complained ofour brilliant English historian of... Essays - Post by : Karamelg1 - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 3374

Essays, Second Series - II. EXPERIENCE Essays, Second Series - II. EXPERIENCE

Essays, Second Series - II. EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE.THE lords of life, the lords of life,--I saw them pass,In their own guise,Like and unlike,Portly and grim,Use and Surprise,Surface and Dream,Succession swift, and spectral Wrong,Temperament without a tongue,And the inventor of the gameOmnipresent without name;--Some to see, some to be guessed,They marched from east to west:Little man, least of all,Among the legs of his guardians tall,Walked about with puzzled look:--Him by the hand dear Nature took;Dearest Nature, strong and kind,Whispered, 'Darling, never mind!Tomorrow they will wear another face,The founder thou! these are thy race!'II. EXPERIENCE.WHERE do we find ourselves? In a series of whichwe do not know the extremes, and... Essays - Post by : jtnewhou - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 2334

Essays, Second Series - I. THE POET Essays, Second Series - I. THE POET

Essays, Second Series - I. THE POET
THE POET.A moody child and wildly wisePursued the game with joyful eyes,Which chose, like meteors, their way,And rived the dark with private ray:They overleapt the horizon's edge,Searched with Apollo's privilege;Through man, and woman, and sea, and starSaw the dance of nature forward far;Through worlds, and races, and terms, and timesSaw musical order, and pairing rhymes.Olympian bards who sung Divine ideas below,Which always find us young, And always keep us so.I. THE POET.Those who are esteemed umpires of taste are oftenpersons who have acquired some knowledge of admiredpictures or sculptures, and have an inclination forwhatever is elegant; but if you... Essays - Post by : OzMktg - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 1381

Essays, First Series - XII. ART Essays, First Series - XII. ART

Essays, First Series - XII. ART
ART.GIVE to barrows trays and pansGrace and glimmer of romance,Bring the moonlight into noonHid in gleaming piles of stone;On the city's paved streetPlant gardens lined with lilac sweet,Let spouting fountains cool the air,Singing in the sun-baked square.Let statue, picture, park and hall,Ballad, flag and festival,The past restore, the day adornAnd make each morrow a new mornSo shall the drudge in dusty frockSpy behind the city clockRetinues of airy kings,Skirts of angels, starry wings,His fathers shining in bright fables,His children fed at heavenly tables.'Tis the privilege of ArtThus to play its cheerful part,Man in Earth to acclimateAnd bend the exile to his... Essays - Post by : naturecity - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 2315

Essays, First Series - XI. INTELLECT Essays, First Series - XI. INTELLECT

Essays, First Series - XI. INTELLECT
INTELLECT.GO, speed the stars of ThoughtOn to their shining goals;--The sower scatters broad his seed,The wheat thou strew'st be souls.XI. INTELLECT.Every substance is negatively electric to that whichstands above it in the chemical tables, positively tothat which stands below it. Water dissolves wood andiron and salt; air dissolves water; electric firedissolves air, but the intellect dissolves fire,gravity, laws, method, and the subtlest unnamed relationsof nature in its resistless menstruum. Intellect liesbehind genius, which is intellect constructive. Intellectis the simple power anterior to all action or construction.Gladly would I unfold in calm degrees a natural history ofthe intellect, but what man has... Essays - Post by : Ron_Martin - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 1062

Essays, First Series - X. CIRCLES Essays, First Series - X. CIRCLES

Essays, First Series - X. CIRCLES
CIRCLESNATURE centres into balls,And her proud ephemerals,Fast to surface and outside,Scan the profile of the sphere;Knew they what that signified,A new genesis were here.X. CIRCLESThe eye is the first circle; the horizon which itforms is the second; and throughout nature thisprimary figure is repeated without end. It is thehighest emblem in the cipher of the world. St.Augustine described the nature of God as a circlewhose centre was everywhere and its circumferencenowhere. We are all our lifetime reading the copioussense of this first of forms. One moral we have alreadydeduced, in considering the circular or compensatorycharacter of every human action. Another... Essays - Post by : waggy - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 3394

Essays, First Series - IX. THE OVER-SOUL Essays, First Series - IX. THE OVER-SOUL

Essays, First Series - IX. THE OVER-SOUL
THE OVER-SOUL"BUT souls that of his own good life partake,He loves as his own self; dear as his eyeThey are to Him: He'll never them forsake:When they shall die, then God himself shall die:They live, they live in blest eternity." Henry More.Space is ample, east and west,But two cannot go abreast,Cannot travel in it two:Yonder masterful cuckooCrowds every egg out of the nest,Quick or dead, except its... Essays - Post by : Marie_Montard - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 1642

Essays, First Series - VIII. HEROISM Essays, First Series - VIII. HEROISM

Essays, First Series - VIII. HEROISM
HEROISM"Paradise is under the shadow of swords." Mahomet.RUBY wine is drunk by knaves,Sugar spends to fatten slaves,Rose and vine-leaf deck buffoons;Thunderclouds are Jove's festoons,Drooping oft in wreaths of dreadLightning-knotted round his head;The hero is not fed on sweets,Daily his own heart he eats;Chambers of the great are jails,And head-winds right for royal sails.VIII. HEROISMIn the elder English dramatists, and mainly in the playsOf Beaumont and Fletcher, there is a constant recognitionof gentility,... Essays - Post by : techguy04 - Date : May 2011 - Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson - Read : 662