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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882).  The Complete Works.  1904.
Vol. IX. Poems
 
V. Appendix
Insight
 
POWER that by obedience grows,
Knowledge which its source not knows,
Wave which severs whom it bears
From the things which he compares,
Adding wings through things to range,        5
To his own blood harsh and strange. 1
 
Note 1. This title was given by the editor. The verses have none, and perhaps could be better named. Mr. Emerson wrote the first line also in these forms:—
    Rule that by obedience grows,
and
    Power which by service grows.
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