All That Glitters Is Not Gold-Paragraph. A thing cannot become as precious as gold only by way of glittering. People. in general, are charmed and attracted by the outward show of things and not by their own merits. Gold is a bright precious metal and its value is recognized by all. Nevertheless, there are many metals cheaper than gold but look like it. They glitter for sometime and fade in the.
This was the essay Nature, which was published in 1836. By its conception of external Nature as an incarnation of the Divine Mind it struck the fundamental principle of Emerson's religious belief. The essay had a very small circulation at first, though later it became widely known.