Page 109, note 1. Mr. Emerson wrote in his journal while crossing the Atlantic on his return from Europe in 1833:—

"I believe in this life. I believe it continues. As long as I am here I plainly read my duties as with a pencil of fire. They speak not of death. They are woven of immortal thread."

The notion of the plane of daemonic life, between those of mortal and celestial, is told of in the Symposium of Plato, and the image is used in the poem "Initial, Daemonic, and Celestial Love."

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