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Memories and Studies

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Author: William James
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,563 / 201 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,166
Added to site: 2007.03.09
mnybks.net#: 16230
Genre: Essays

I. LOUIS AGASSIZ
II. ADDRESS AT THE EMERSON CENTENARY IN CONCORD
III. ROBERT GOULD SHAW
IV. FRANCIS BOOTT
V. THOMAS DAVIDSON: A KNIGHT-ERRANT OF THE INTELLECTUAL LIFE
VI. HERBERT SPENCER'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY
VII. FREDERICK MYERS' SERVICES TO PSYCHOLOGY
VIII. FINAL IMPRESSIONS OF A PSYCHICAL RESEARCHER
IX. ON SOME MENTAL EFFECTS OF THE EARTHQUAKE
X. THE ENERGIES OF MEN
XI. THE MORAL EQUIVALENT OF WAR
XII. REMARKS AT THE PEACE BANQUET
XIII. THE SOCIAL VALUE OF THE COLLEGE-BRED
XIV. THE UNIVERSITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
THE PH. D. OCTOPUS
THE TRUE HARVARD
STANFORD'S IDEAL DESTINY
XV. A PLURALISTIC MYSTIC

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note so clear as to be victorious over the inevitable pity of such a diminution and abridgment.

An ideal wraith like this, of Emerson's personality, hovers over all Concord to-day, taking, in the minds of those of you who were his neighbors and intimates a somewhat fuller shape, remaining more abstract in the younger generation, but bringing home to all of us the notion of a spirit indescribably precious. The form that so lately moved upon these streets and country roads, or awaited in these fields and woods the beloved Muse's visits, is now dust; but the soul's note, the spiritual voice, rises strong and clear above the uproar of the times, and seems securely destined to exert an ennobling influence over future generations.

What gave a flavor so matchless to Emerson's individuality was, even more than his rich mental gifts, their singularly harmonious combination. Rarely has a man so accurately known the limits of his genius or so unfailingly kept within them. "Stand by your order," he used to

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