Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wiser far than human seer,
Yellow-breeched philosopher!
Seeing only what is fair,
Sipping only what is sweet,
Thou dost mock at fate and care,
Leave the chaff, and take the wheat,
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. poet, essayist. The Humble-Bee (l. 52–57). . .

New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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