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Say they not 'The more love the more egotism' .... Write, write to me. And please dear Lydian take that same low counsel & leave thinking for the present & let the winds of heaven blow away your dyspepsia'P Lydian's chronic dyspepsia derived from her habit of starving herself: anorexia in our jargon. Emerson's second marriage lacked the elan of his first. There can be no doubt the second marriage was based in respect and love, but 40 American Declarations of Love reading both on and between the lines of the record, one finds an atmosphere quite different from that between the younger man and his child-bride.

Fall into Human Light 31 Kenyon silences his questioning; he denies voice to that which threatens his role as not unsaintly bridegroom of his self-made angel. He now appeals to Hilda to keep him safe in his role: "'Were you my guide, my counsellor, my inmost friend, with that white wisdom which clothes you as a celestial garment, all would go well"' (460-1). Hilda accepts his proposal, but not without a sobering reminder that her garments may be the illusion of his own making. She tells him that she is' a poor, weak girl' and that she has 'no such wisdom' as he fancies she has.

Hyatt H. Waggoner, Emerson as Poet (Princeton University Press, 1974) p. 200. In the Essay 'Love', and out of context. Hamlet (III, iv) reproaches his mother for marrying Claudius: 'You cannot call it love, for at your 'The Heyday of the Blood' 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 45 age/The heyday of the blood is tame, it's humble,/ And waits upon the judgement .. ' The journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, eds. William H.

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