The self-same Power that brought me there brought you.
Note 1. The Rhodora was written in 1834 at Newton, where Mr. Emerson was visiting his uncle, Mr. Ladd. Rev. James Freeman Clarke obtained it for publication in his Western Messenger in 1839. [back]
Note 2. This element [Beauty] I call an ultimate end. No reason can be asked or given why the soul seeks beauty. Beauty, in its largest and profoundest sense, is one expression for the universe.Nature, Addresses and Lectures, p. 24. [back]