Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
Drudgery is as necessary, to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth.
All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed.
A man who means to think and write a great deal must, after six and twenty, learn to read with his fingers.