Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo EMERSON (1803 - 1882)

“We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul”. (From Essay 9, ‘The Over-Soul’)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Essay 01 - History Linda Leu
00:56:20
Play 02 Essay 02 - Self-Reliance Linda Leu
01:07:12
Play 03 Essay 03 - Compensation David Barnes
00:56:24
Play 04 Essay 04 - Spiritual Laws Geoff Dugwyler
00:51:27
Play 05 Essay 05 - Love Christabel
00:27:15
Play 06 Essay 06 - Friendship Linda Leu
00:43:08
Play 07 Essay 07 - Prudence Cori Samuel
00:32:10
Play 08 Essay 08 - Heroism David Barnes
00:31:56
Play 09 Essay 09 - The Over-Soul Linda Leu
00:50:34
Play 10 Essay 10 - Circles Linda Leu
00:35:12
Play 11 Essay 11 - Intellect J. M. Smallheer
00:31:06
Play 12 Essay 12 - Art Claire Goget
00:25:49