|Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:|
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. VIVIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 18351860
|By Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)|
[From Poems. Revised Edition. Edited by J. E. Cabot.
HAST thou named all the birds without a gun?
|Loved the wood-rose, and left it on its stalk?|
|At rich mens tables eaten bread and pulse?|
|Unarmed, faced danger with a heart of trust?|
|And loved so well a high behavior,|| 5|
|In man or maid, that thou from speech refrained,|
|Nobility more nobly to repay?|
|O, be my friend, and teach me to be thine!|