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Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Nature - The Word and the unit of energy



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Emerson – nature

The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.  The whirling bubble on the surface of a brook admits us to the secret of the mechanics of the sky … the addition of matter from year to year, arrives at last at the most complex forms; and yet so poor is nature with all her craft, that from the beginning to the end of the universe, she has but one stuff – but one stuff with its two ends, to serve up all her dream like variety.  Compound it how she will, star, sand, fire, water, tree, man, it is still one stuff and betrays the same properties.

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Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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