Monday, September 12, 2011
pie and the capacity for virtue...
"How impatient we are, in these northern latitudes, of looseness and intemperance in speech! Our measure of success is the moderation and low level of an individual's judgment. Doctor Channing's piety and wisdom had such weight that, in Boston, the popular idea of religion was whatever this eminent divine held. But I remember that his best friend, a man of guarded lips, speaking of him in a circle of his admirers, said: "I have known him long, I have studied his character, and I believe him capable of virtue."
So I will just say of my breakfast pie, "It was adequate"
(for more on Emerson and pie, go here)
Posted by slt at 8:27 AM