Essays & Lectures - Book 3, Essays - Series 2 : Chapter 11, Essays 5 - 8 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Essays - Series 2 : Chapter 11, Essays 5 - 8 Summary and Analysis

Essay V Gifts: Here the author writes of the effects of giving gifts and of receiving them. He writes that magnanimous people are difficult to give to. He writes that giving is good, and that it is proper for people to give according to their natures; hence, the painter gives a painting, the furniture maker a stool, the farmer gives corn. Love is a great gift. The essay concludes with the author describing how nice it is that humans are no longer bought and sold - that the impossibility of being bought or sold is a wonderful situation.

Essay VI Nature: this essay runs from pages 541-555. "Here we find nature to be the circumstance which dwarfs every other circumstance," (p. 541). The author refers to two of the most...

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