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Given what you have read in the novel, which of the following quotations from Transcendentalist thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson do you think Hawthorne would agree with most?


"Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing."


"One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in the heavenly bodies, the perpetual presence of the sublime."


"I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars."


"Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having in my thoughts any occurrence of special good fortune, I have enjoyed a perfect exhilaration."


"Nature says, he is my creature, and maugre all his impertinent griefs, he shall be glad with me."

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