Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

You doubt we read the stars on high,
Nathless we read your fortunes true;
The stars may hide in the upper sky,
But without glass we fathom you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "The Romany Girl," May-Day and Other Pieces (1867).
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