some are too young, some are slow, some perverse. A somewhat battered voice states in the last sentence of the essay. Men tend to view things as ultimates, not to look for a higher reality beyond them. They know truth from counterfeit as quick as the chemist does. Life is the scholar's dictionary (CW1: 60 the source for what she has to say: Only so much do I know as I have lived (CW1:59). The natural method forever confutes our experiments, and we must still come back. The first question What is matter?
The Lords include Succession, Surface, Dream, Reality, and Surprise. By dint of obstinate sitting still, reptile, fish, bird and beast, which all wish to return to their haunts, begin to return. The power in which Emerson is interested, however, is more artistic and intellectual than political or military. He asserts that man is particularly susceptible to the moral meaning of nature, and returns to the unity of all of nature's particulars. Because words and conscious actions are uniquely human attributes, Emerson holds humanity up as the pinnacle of nature, "incomparably the richest informations of the power and order that lie at the heart of things." Each human example is a point of access into the universal. They are more sensual than intellectual. Emerson describes it as "a remoter and inferior incarnation of God, a projection of God in the unconscious." Nature possesses a serenity and order that man appreciates. Emerson points out that in the quest for the ideal, it does not serve man to take a demeaning view of nature. 1844, essays, Second Series published (contains The Poet, Experience, Nominalist and Realist). Emerson goes on to discuss how intuitive reason provides insight into the ethical and spiritual meanings behind nature. This second edition was printed from the plates of the collection. An all-encompassing universal soul underlies individual life.