Classical American Literature
“It's a queer thing is a man's soul. It is the whole of him. Which means it is the unknown him, as well as the known. It seems to me just funny, professors and Benjamins fixing the functions of the soul. Why, the soul of man is a vast forest, and all Benjamin intended was a neat back garden. And we've all got to fit into his kitchen garden scheme of things. Hail Columbia !
The soul of man is a dark forest. The Hercynian Wood that scared the Romans so, and out of which came the white- skinned hordes of the next civilization.
Who knows what will come out of the soul of man? The soul of man is a dark vast forest, with wild life in it. Think of Benjamin fencing it off!
Oh, but Benjamin fenced a little tract that he called the soul of man, and proceeded to get it into cultivation. Providence, forsooth! And they think that bit of barbed wire is going to keep us in pound for ever? More fools they.
Man is a moral animal. All right. I am a moral animal. And I'm going to remain such. I'm not going to be turned into a virtuous little automaton as Benjamin would have me. 'This is good, that is bad. Turn the little handle and let the good tap flow, ' saith Benjamin, and all America with him. 'But first of all extirpate those savages who are always turning on the bad tap.'
I am a moral animal. But I am not a moral machine. I don't work with a little set of handles or levers. The Temperance- silence-order- resolution-frugality-industry-sincerity - justice- moderation-cleanliness-tranquillity-chastity-humility keyboard is not going to get me going. I'm really not just an automatic piano with a moral Benjamin getting tunes out of me.
Here's my creed, against Benjamin's. This is what I believe:
'That I am I.'
' That my soul is a dark forest.'
'That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest.'
'Thatgods, strange gods, come forth f rom the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back.'
' That I must have the courage to let them come and go.'
' That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women.'
There is my creed. He who runs may read. He who prefers to crawl, or to go by gasoline, can call it rot.”whu business psychology what london bridge is in arizona when product backlog is created worm device how many product searches start on amazon how much business class cost where the solutions to the identified problems presented who business continuity plan why solution of na2co3 is alkaline how much start up money for garage sale how many startup in india who technology transfer ppt who management of dehydration which company has the most employees how development of a training program is prepared is it road map or roadmap how many product managers do you need who is the product beneficial for where to study technology how much product designer earn who technology transfer what workers have the worst jobs when boot up who solution recipe for rehydration how to buy a business location who project in kenya where to solve limits where to sell technology who teaches naruto sage mode why entrepreneurs don't have girlfriends where farm equipment is used which solutions are possible what start up chemicals for pool who's are whose why manager need to know about research who solution definition how much tech is in the s&p 500 where does it come from solution which project element is an accessibility feature what startup should i start how many teaching days in a school year where are cruise workers from how equipment works where to manage icloud storage when management lies to employees where device storage why technology favors tyranny where the technology came from when product backlog is created how device drivers work who devised the fundamental constitutions of carolina who design the eiffel tower why entrepreneurs don't have girlfriends what solutions are there for climate change where to start startup how often london bridge opens how management is an art what startup services can i disable which technological advancement was most useful entrepreneur who founded jetblue crossword how much business class philippine airlines products whose demand rises when another how many business weeks in a year roadmap when can we travel how many times do entrepreneurs fail who entrepreneur definition who manufactures genesis cars how many system restore points are kept whose system does tello use how solution concentration differential equation whose solution is y cx c c 3 which startup company is best startup capital what technology does airdrop use how much technology do the amish use how product and engineering work together how teaching happens how much design house why startup is important which development is best why entrepreneurs don't have girlfriends which tech company pays the most how many development cards in catan per turn where to set up home office roadmap to or roadmap for what business can i start with 5k how much technology is used daily why technological advancement is necessary in india where product key steam how product placement works how to find business information on a company when company asks for references where company registered when manager says thanks how to reply where products are made where is cheese product from how much solution for hoover carpet cleaner who roadmap meningitis 2030 how many teaching positions are open in nc where to buy clothes from manufacturer why design is important roadmap when to use which technology is shown in the diagram where is anya from project runway now who design nigeria flag where to manufacture products how often is frequent what device on a resuscitation bag mask where to buy cars from manufacturer how many technology standard e commerce has how often technology changes who is responsible for product quality how much project zomboid which project are you choosing in french when london was capital of america how many design principles are there when solutions of kcl and pb no3 2 are mixed when technology pushes the boundaries of art