Page 145, note 2. It is worth while to note Mr. Emerson's steady allegiance to the supremacy of right in contrasting this final weighing of Swedenborg in the balance and not finding him wanting in what was greatest, while of Goethe he says: "He has not worshipped the highest Unity. He is incapable of a self-surrender to the moral sentiment. … Goethe can never be dear to men. His is … devotion to truth for the sake of culture." And of Napoleon he said: "He did all that in him lay to live and thrive without the moral principle. … It was the nature of things, the eternal law of man and the world which baulked and ruined him, and the result in a million experiments will be the same."
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