Ralph Waldo Emerson
Collected Works of Ralph Aldo Emerson1971
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.
In 1849 Ralph Waldo Emerson collected in one volume all of his published work he thought worthy of preservation that had not been contained in the two series of Essays (1841, 1844) and the Poems (1847). Included were the essay Nature (1836); four orations, “The American Scholar,” “The Divinity School Address,” and two others; and five lectures which had appeared in The Dial.
In 1971, the definitive version was published by Harvard Press: Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I: Nature, Addresses, and Lectures. 1:18. Introduction and Notes by Robert E. Spiller; Text Established by Alfred R. Ferguson. ISBN 9780674139701